How to use a VPN

You don’t have to be a tech expert to navigate a VPN. Whether you want to use public Wi-Fi, encrypt your internet traffic, or stream geo-blocked content — there are thousands of reasons to try one out.

In this article, we’ll show you how to use a VPN on different devices and dig deep into NordVPN’s features.

How to use a VPN in three simple steps

1. Download a VPN app

Once you’ve done your research and picked your VPN provider, select your subscription and download the app.

2. Set up the VPN

Leading VPN providers like NordVPN offer easy-to-use apps that you don’t need extensive technological know-how to use. Simply install it, enter your credentials, and you’re all set.

You can also go into the settings to turn additional features (like the Kill Switch) on or off, switch protocols, etc.

3. Connect to a VPN server

With NordVPN, you can click the “Quick connect” button and the app will find the best server for you. You can also click on a country pin to connect to that particular country or scroll down the server list and pick the one you want to connect to.

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