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Manage General Settings – Windows App

Apr 06, 2022
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The settings in the PureVPN app can be adjusted to create a personalized experience that works well for you. If you ever need to, you can always switch back to the default settings with just one click.

Launch on System Start-up

Looking for a way to automatically launch PureVPN app upon system start-up. Here is a guide for you to follow:

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, you will be able to see Launch on System Start-up option.
  • Toggle Launch on system start to turn it on.

Hurrah! PureVPN app will now launch automatically on system start-up.

Auto-connect after launch

With this feature, you now have the security on the go whenever you wish to use public WiFi spots or in general a network that you don’t trust. Here’s how you can proceed.

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, You will be able to see Auto-connect after launch option.
  • Toggle Auto-connect after launch to turn it on.
  • Once it’s turned on. You will be able to see a drop-down menu from where you can choose the desired option to let the application know which location to connect after launching the app. Following options are available to choose from; 

Recommended Location:

By choosing this option the application will automatically connect you to the best location server through the Smart algorithm. Click 👉 here to read more.

Recently Connected Location:

By choosing this option the application will automatically connect you to the last connected location.

Specific Location:

By choosing this option the application will connect you to your preferred location.

Note:
This won’t be applicable if your system is in sleep mode.
Show notification

Don’t miss any notifications from PureVPN. Enable notifications to get updated not only about the PureVPN connection status but also about the latest news, upgrades offers from PureVPN. To know how to turn on Show notifications, follow the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see Show notifications option.
  • Toggle Show notifications to turn the notifications on
Internet kill switch

Protect your privacy and keep private data secure with a built-in PureVPN internet kill switch feature that protects your internet connection when a VPN connection drops unexpectedly. Keep your data and location safe while you’re online, even after a VPN connection has dropped unexpectedly.

Get an extra layer of privacy without compromising your security. Internet kill switch needs no configuration, works by itself. It turns off VPNs if they unexpectedly drop or disconnect unexpectedly, protecting your data and location from exposure until you’re reconnected.

How to turn this feature on? Follow the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, You will be able to see the Enable IKS option.
  • Toggle Enable IKS to turn it on.

That’s it! You are now even more protected 😉 Your internet will automatically get disconnected upon disconnection.

Show ping values

Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol. Ping can be used to test the reachability of a host on an IP address. 

To be able to see the Ping values on locations please follow the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Show ping values option.
  • Toggle Show ping values to turn it on
  • Once done you will be able to see the ping values on the beside locations.
Clear preferences

With this option, you can now revert the PureVPN app to its default settings. Want to know how to do it? Follow the instructions below 👇 

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Clear preference option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.

Your app preference have been cleared successfully.

Auto-update

PureVPN is keen to provide good customer experience that is why we try to optimise the features and their functionality quite frequently in order to enhance your experience. So get up-to-date with the latest changes in the PureVPN application. Enable the auto-update option by following the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Auto-update option.
  • Toggle Auto update to turn it on

Hurrah! PureVPN app will now get updated automatically whenever there is a new release.

Personlise server selection

To enhance the user experience and connectivity PureVPN brings in Personalise server selection feature which automatically connects you simply with those servers from which you had a good overall VPN connection experience. How to enable Personalise server selection? Follow the instructions below 👇

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Personalise server selection option.
  • Toggle Personalise server selection to turn it on
Select languages

Looking to use PureVPN in your native language? In the PureVPN application you can find support for all major languages. How to switch between languages? Follow the instructions below 👇 

  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see the Select languages option.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose your desired language.
  • A pop-up will appear asking to confirm the language change. Click Yes to proceed.
  • PureVPN app will restart and launch into your chosen language.

C’est ça! Profitez d’utiliser PureVPN dans la langue de votre choix.

Activate Speed test in PureVPN App
  • Click the Settings icon ⚙️ from the left panel of the PureVPN app
  • In the general settings tab, scroll down to be able to see Speed test option.
  • Toggle speed test to turn it on. (if it’s not on by default)

Hurrah! You will now be able to see your speed test results in PureVPN application.

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