You set up a VPN to help protect your personal data while using public Wi-Fi, only to discover that the service is actually slowing down your device. It would be great if there were an easy way to turn off VPN and get back to your regular internet usage – but there isn’t. You’ll need to follow these steps to turn off your VPN and ensure your internet connection stays secure:
Step one: Find Out Which Service You’re Using
The first thing you’ll need to do is find out which VPN you’re using. It would be best to do this directly from the source – namely, the VPN provider’s website. On the page for your specific plan, you’ll see a link or a button that will take you to the provider’s customer service page. From here you can access details about the service including pricing plans, current servers, and usage metrics (such as daily, weekly, or monthly limits).
If you already have a VPN provider set up, check your email for a welcome message from the company – it will contain information about what login details to use to access your account. If you don’t have an email, you can click here to receive a confirmation email from the VPN provider.
Step two: Login To Your Account
After you’ve confirmed that you’re using the correct email address and password to login to your account, you can click the link or button to log in. While some VPN providers will allow you to login with your Google account, Facebook account, or existing account from another site, it is best to use an email address that is linked to a specific device.
After logging in, you’ll see a greeting from the provider along with a list of options for connecting to the internet. Most VPN providers will offer several servers to choose from, with the option to click on a server to see specific details about it. Some providers will show you information about all of their servers, while others will only display a small subset of servers (usually the fastest or the most popular ones).
Step three: Review Your Server Choices
Once you’ve found the right server, click on the Info button in the upper right corner to see further details about it. From here you can change some of the settings for that specific server. If you’re not sure what some of these settings are, then click on the Help button to the right of the button to see a list of what each one does. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to change your VPN’s settings to suit your needs. When you’re done, click on the Save Changes button at the bottom.
Some VPN providers will require you to input your credit card details before you can access your account. Make sure you’re aware of this before you proceed, as some credit cards may require a security code to be entered before you can make a purchase.
Once you’ve saved your changes you can click the Logout button at the top to return to the login screen.
Step four: Disconnect From The Internet
If you are already logged in to your account, then you can click the disconnect button to the right of the login screen to terminate your internet connection. To prevent any connections from being automatically reestablished when you log back in, you’ll need to click the disconnect button again before you can use the internet on your device.
When you disconnect from the internet, you’ll be asked to confirm whether or not you’d like to continue connecting to other websites. Entering the wrong password five times will lock you out of your account for good, so make sure you know what that password is!
To prevent any further misusing of your account, you’ll need to change your password once you’ve logged out – or, if you want to be extra-secure, then you can select a security question and answer that only you know the answer to (e.g., what was your mothers’ maiden name?). Changing your password is very easy – all you need to do is click on the gear icon at the top right of the login screen, choose My Account, and then click on the Edit button next to the Password field.
After changing your password, you’ll need to click on the red disconnect button to the far right of the screen to confirm your intention to disconnect. Remember: if you do not disconnect from the internet when prompted, your devices will be flagged as unavailable and may slow down your connection to other sites – including this one!
Step five: Repeat Step two to Reestablish Your Connection
If you followed the steps correctly, then your VPN should be disconnected and your internet connection should stay secure. To reestablish a secure connection with your VPN, click on the gear icon at the top right of the login screen and then select My Account. From here you can click on the connection icon to the right of the Password field, and then click on the Connect button to connect to your VPN. Your internet connection will then be secured through your VPN – and you can continue connecting to this website and other sites as usual!
If you continue to experience problems with your VPN, then please contact our support team to provide us with more information about your issue – we may be able to help!