The new and updated PureVPN Android app is now better than ever. It features some of the most awaited app features that many of our users were asking for quite some time. You can check out all that is new on PureVPN Android app from the list below:
- A Recently Used Locations section on the Locations screen features the last 3 locations you connected to.
- For the users who are curious about under the hood configurations, the new connection details section provides details about the dialed protocol, support for p2p, split tunneling status, and the app’s applied port forwarding policies.
- When connected to a location, you can check out the connection stats and read through your current upload and download speeds.
- Introduced an option to troubleshoot connection issues in case you face connection failures. The troubleshooting guide is dynamically controlled by our team to help you resolve the issue as quickly as possible without having to leave the app.
- Options to refer your friends and family from inside the app!
What’s missing from the new PureVPN Android app?
As you can see from the list above, a lot of new features have been added to the PureVPN Android app. Likewise, a few features have been removed from the app as well. Although the list is very short, we’d still like to share it with you in the name of transparency.
- You will no longer see modes in the new app. This was a feature that really polarized our users, where some users really liked it and some hated it. Luckily, we found a way to satisfy both: we have removed the modes by making sure that all the connections have optimum security, speed, and streaming support! And as always, for p2p, you should only use locations that have a ‘p2p’ tag next to them.
- The Customize Network Type (NAT vs non-NAT) has been removed because of its lack of usage. In case, you want us to add it back, feel free to let us know through email to [email protected] or on live chat and we’ll keep your suggestion under consideration.
- The SecureWiFi feature has been removed. Even though it was being used by many of our users, Google changed its policies in version Android 10 and above, and to support this feature, we would have to ask you for your device location permissions. Being a privacy-focused company, we take these things seriously, and after weighing the pros vs cons, we decided to discontinue this feature until we find a better way to implement it.
Enhanced and deprecated features in the new app
In the new version of PureVPN Android app, you will see some features that have been enhanced to make them better than ever before. Meanwhile, there are also a few features that have been deprecated to make the overall user experience even more satisfying.
You can check out both the enhancements and deprecations in the list below:
- The quick-connect option on the main dashboard has been improved to show you which location will you get connected to before the connection.
- We have updated our algorithm to choose the nearest available VPN server from your location so you get a smoother connection and faster speed.
- We introduced an enhanced version of the Automatic Protocol that adjusts itself based on your network conditions. The algorithm learns and remembers what works best for you. For example, if it takes a long time to get you connected for the first time on a network, the next time, our application will try to connect you using the protocol that worked best for you.
- There are fewer virtual locations than ever before. The plan is to remove all virtual locations and only offer actual physical VPN servers within the next few weeks. Physical servers result in better speed and performance.
- We have changed the way the Internet Kill Switch feature was implemented. As per our research with user focus groups, we found out that the most reliable way of implementing this feature is to enable it via system settings. Instead of giving the option to control this inside the app, we are now routing the user to System Settings to enable/disable this feature. While we understand that this will be a little inconvenient for some of our users, we think that giving reliable security is much more important.
Answering your most frequently asked questions
After the latest update, we understand if you have a few questions. For your convenience, we’ve tried to answer some of the most important questions that are probably coming to your mind right now!
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