A VPN connection is a type of internet connection that provides security and privacy to the connected user. A VPN connection allows the user to change their IP address, which in turn masks their location, encrypts their data and secures their identity online. A VPN connection can be highly beneficial, especially if the user intends to access content that is not available in their region. Deleting a VPN connection is not as hard as it seems, and can be accomplished with the help of this tutorial.
Why Should You Delete a VPN Connection?
The first and most obvious reason to delete a VPN connection is to free up space on your device. There are several ways in which this can be achieved, but the simplest is to go into your phone’s settings and either turn down your internet connection or turn off your device altogether. The next step is to re-establish your VPN connection and download/install the apps you need.
How Do I Delete A VPN Connection?
To begin with, head to your phone’s settings and then to the network settings (this is what iOS and Android devices have in common). You will see a list of your available VPN connections along with the associated app names and/or information. To delete a connection, simply highlight the connection you want to delete and then press the delete button. You will then be prompted to enter a password to confirm the delete. After you have confirmed the delete, you will have to re-establish your VPN connection and start over again from the beginning. This is not hard, but it is rather time-consuming and not something you want to do every week.
What Happens To My Data?
Each time you connect to a VPN connection, your device will pull a small amount of data from the internet to create a snapshot of the network to work with. This is a one-time event, and you will not be asked to provide this data again when connecting to a different VPN provider.
Your data will be stored and secured on a remote server, ensuring that it is not accessible to anyone even if the company running the VPN service is hacked. All of this being said, this data will not be deleted along with your VPN connection – it will simply remain on a server, away from any device that you might use.
The Downsides Of Using A VPN
There are a number of things to consider if you decide to use a VPN. The first and most important thing is that some services will log your internet activity, so you are giving these companies all of your personal information simply to have internet access.
Another downside to using a VPN is that it is highly resource-intensive. If you are on a limited data plan, you might not be able to use all of the apps and services available to you. You might also experience slow speeds while using certain websites or applications because they are trying to verify your identity and ensure that you are not a robot or a computer virus. Another potential downside to using a VPN is that the service can terminate your connection at any time for any reason without warning, essentially allowing the company to dictate how you use the internet. In some countries, using a VPN can even get you in trouble with the law.