How to Turn Off VPN on iPhone

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a service that allows you to connect to a server and create a secure connection. The VPN then encrypts data which prevents anyone from accessing that information illegally. A VPN can be used for many different reasons but today we’re going to focus on how to turn off the VPN on iPhone.

It’s important for users to periodically disable their VPN as it will help save battery life and prevent slowed-down iPhone performance. In this blog post, we’ll cover why turning your VPN off is good for your phone and what steps are involved in turning the VPN off from within the VPN app vs other methods.

Different Ways to Turn off VPN on iPhone

The first and easiest way to turn off your iPhone VPN is to open the VPN app and click the Disconnect button. This will disconnect you from the VPN server immediately.

If you have the auto-connect option enabled, then you should also switch this off. It only takes a few seconds for your iPhone to reconnect to whatever network is set up on your phone automatically, so make sure to have this deactivated.

Another option users have is turning off their Airplane mode, which can be done by swiping up from the bottom of your screen and tapping on where it says “Airplane” (some older iPhones do not show this section). If you make sure WiFi is turned off as well then all connections, including your VPN, are disabled. However, some apps must remain active in order for features like Apple Music or Siri to work properly.

Why is it Important to Switch off the VPN on iPhone?

There are so many reasons why you should turn off the VPN on your iPhone. Switching off the VPN on your iPhone is especially important if you’re planning to download large files or stream HD content.

Your phone will not slow down as much since it isn’t using up all of its resources trying to maintain a strong connection with the server via VPN. This can lead to lasting damage for users who constantly use their iPhones without turning off the Virtual Private Network service. A constant VPN connection can slow down your battery and impact your iPhone’s performance.

By having your VPN switched on constantly on your iPhone, this may also impact what websites you can visit. If you forget to turn off the VPN, then when you go to online shop on sites like Amazon, you will be directed to a foreign version of the store. This could affect prices and shipping costs, and you may not realize it.

Why Should I Always Have the VPN Switched on?

If you have a job or lifestyle that requires constant communication, it’s probably best for you to keep the VPN on. By having your iPhone connected all of the time with a VPN, ensures your phone isn’t hacked and data is protected from criminals who use WiFi connections as free hotspots.

In some cases, it can be smart to leave your VPN enabled even when not using it constantly because hackers may also use these public networks as easy access points into private information if they’re able to see what sites users are visiting. In today’s world where cyber-crimes are running rampant – especially within large companies – it is important for people to ensure their iPhones stay safe by leaving the Virtual Private Network activated at all times.

Author Madeleine Hodson

I’m Madeleine, and I'm a writer that specializes in cybersecurity, tech products, and all things related to the internet. I have a keen interest in VPNs and believe that everyone deserves internet freedom and security. I wr...
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