Although all users do not regard VPN as a necessity, many users find it a useful tool. The choice of VPN depends on your privacy concerns and the geo-limitations you wish to circumvent on your mobile device.
In this article, we are discussing some useful tips that will help you solve VPN connection issues in Android phones.
Ensure That VPN Access Is Allowed
The first time you use your VPN client for Android, you will be prompted to add and enable VPN. You will then get a connection request and after you accept the request and connect to an IP address of your choice, the status bar will display the key icon.
If you have connection issues even after accepting the VPN connection, follow the steps given below.
Reset Data And Cache From The VPN App
Like you do with any app that isn’t working, you can just navigate to the App settings and clear the cache and the data. It is possible that data corruption is causing issues with the app.
You may follow the below steps to reset cache and data:
- Go to Settings
- In the settings, go to Application manager>All Apps or Manage Apps.
- Open your VPN solute from the displayed list of apps.
- Choose storage
- Tap on Clear Cache and then select Clear Data
- Restart your phone
Disable WLAN Connection And Troubleshoot The Internet Connectivity
VPN masks your current location by replacing your physical IP address with an alternative IP address from the location you have selected. Hence you need a stable and strong internet connection to make the best use of a VPN.
If you have issues with internet connectivity, you can try the following steps to disable WLAN assistance and troubleshoot your internet connectivity.
- IN the notification tab, hold on the WiFi icon and open settings. Then open Advanced (or Additional) settings and disable WLAN assistant and similar modes.
- Restart your handset and router.
- Disable NFC and Bluetooth temporarily.
Reinstall The VPN
In some cases, you will need to reinstall VPN to make it work again. To do this, you will have to go to Playstore and search for the VPN app you have installed. Then uninstall it and install it once again.
If the above solution is not working, you may have to try resetting the network settings or choose a new VPN that might work well in your Android phone. A mobile signal booster may also help solve your problem. Contact us to see how a signal booster can help.