NordVPN is a popular choice among Android users due to its simplicity of use and wide range of features. One of the distinguishing aspects of the app is its Smart play, which allows users to control media playback on their device without having to touch the screen. While this feature is convenient, it’s also one of the reasons why some users experienced freezing or slow downs while using the app. If you’re experiencing these issues as well, then read on as we explore ways to improve your experience with NordVPN.
Enable Smart Play For All Users
One of the things that can seriously slow down the performance of your device is large amounts of media. If you’re constantly streaming music or video from your phone, then you’ll certainly notice a difference in the speed that your device functions compared to other apps or the default Android media player. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to turn off Smart play for all users. To do this, open the app and tap on the gear icon on the top right. From here, you can choose between four different modes: All users (anyone who uses the app can use this mode), My profile (only the app’s owner can use this mode), Wi-Fi only (users connected to a Wi-Fi network can use this mode) and Basic (no one but tech-savvy users can use this mode).
When set to All users, Smart play is enabled for all users regardless of their permissions. This will allow you to enjoy all the features of the app without having to worry about performance issues. However, be aware that anyone who uses the app while it’s set to this mode can access your personal information such as your email address and phone number as well. To avoid this, set Basic as your mode and only provide public access to your Wi-Fi network or connect to a network when needed.
Set Up The App’s DNS Server
Another factor that can cause a significant decrease in the performance of your device is DNS poisoning. If your DNS settings are incorrect, then the app might not be able to connect to the Google Play store or other apps that rely on a fast and stable Internet connection to function. To avoid this, you can set up the app’s DNS server to resolve directly to 22.214.171.124, which is the IP address of Google’s Public DNS server. To do this, open the app and tap on the gear icon on the top right. From here, you can either enter the DNS server’s IP address directly (which could be dangerous if you’re not sure how to enter it correctly), or you can select the Open DNS option, which will do the trick. If you choose this option, then you won’t need to worry about DNS caching or other similar issues.
Update The App
If you’re running the latest version of NordVPN (6.0.2 as of this writing), then you’ll be able to take advantage of the app’s automatic update feature. This will ensure that you always have the latest security patches and the freshest features available. To turn on automatic updates, open the app and tap on the gear icon on the top right. From here, you can either select the Check updates manually option, which will prompt you to manually check for updates, or you can select the My Phone option, which will attempt to detect any new versions available on the Google Play store and notify you when they’re available. Automatic updates are a great way to ensure that you always have the most recent version of the app and don’t have to worry about the app’s performance or stability.
NordVPN contains several security vulnerabilities in its code that could potentially be used by a cybercriminal to steal your personal information. To protect your privacy, it’s a good idea to avoid using the app if you can and update it as soon as possible.
If you’re running an older version of the app, then you’ll need to do some manual checking for updates. If you don’t have 4G or WiFi, then the app might even stop working altogether. To keep using it, you’ll need to check to see if there are any patches or fixes available for older versions.
One of the main reasons why some users experience slow downs and freezes when using the app is due to its large size. If you’re using a device with less than 8GB of storage, then you might want to consider moving your apps to the SD card or installing them on a dedicated external storage device. This will effectively increase the performance of your device and eliminate any lags or freezes that you experience while using the app. If you have a larger device with 16GB or more of storage, then you can install the app’s app to the internal memory and avoid any speed issues.
Consider An AirPlay-Friendly Device
If you have an Apple TV, then you can use it to stream audio and video stored on your device to any other room in your house. One of the issues that you might run into using the Apple TV is that some apps and video players are NOT Apple TV-friendly. If you use an app or player that’s not designed for the Apple TV, then it might stop working when you switch to the live TV screen. To avoid this, you can either use a different app or player, or you can set up your Apple TV to output to a different device. If you have multiple Apple TVs, then you can independently configure each one to work with a different device. This can be done by pressing the Menu button on the Apple TV and selecting Settings. From here, you can choose which device to use for Live TV as well as configure each one individually. If you have an Apple TV 4K, then you can even select different wall mounts for each one to ensure that each TV has its own unique look.
The Apple TV is a great device for consuming content on the go. While it’s great for surfing the web and checking social media, it doesn’t always work well with apps or games. If you have an iPad, then you can install the Apple TV app from the App Store to connect and control your Apple TV from your iPad. Using this app is much more convenient as you can browse content without needing to use your phone’s Internet connection. If you don’t have an iPad, then you can download the Apple TV app from the Google Play store and install it on a computer to use with a mouse and keyboard. To connect your Apple TVs, you’ll need to set up each one individually in the settings (Menu->Settings->Devices->Apple TV) under the “Input” tab. To learn more about Apple TV, visit the company’s website.
If you have an Apple Watch, then you can use it to easily navigate your device’s settings as well as check the weather and calendar events. If you’re into fitness, then you can use the Apple Watch’s activity tracker to track your steps taken and calories burned throughout the day. The Apple Watch also vibrates when you receive notifications so you’ll know without checking if you’ve received new messages. If you’re not into fitness or don’t have an Apple Watch, then you can use a standalone Apple Watch charger to power up your device.
Apart from the previously mentioned issues, the app also faces some minor criticism due to the fact that it can’t always detect when an iPhone is nearby (even when connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android device). If you have any suggestions for improvements or additional functionality, then feel free to leave us a comment!