Setting up and using ExpressVPN for Android

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Free Android VPN app for secure communication

ExpressVPN Is registered on the British Virgin Islands Tortola Express Technologies Ltd Operated by (development is Express VPN International Ltd.) VPN app with high encryption Secure connection, Kill switch and no log,TrustedServer By using (Run VPN server with RAM only) Privacy protectionCommunication can be established in a secure environment of the highest class.

The Android app has a 7-day trial period.
Privacy Haven
British Virgin Islands where ExpressVPN is registered Privacy Haven In a country where user privacy is protected, as in 5 Eyes and 9 Eyes, public authorities do not force you to monitor specific IP addresses or log accounts.
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Audit corporation that will become an independent third organization after 2018 PwC Cyber ​​security companies Cure53 ,F-Secure After receiving an audit such as, the result of the audit is after logging in to the ExpressVPN account management page.Privacy & Security Audit Page You can check with.
PwC audits ExpressVPN servers to ensure important privacy protections
2021 ExpressVPN is owned by Israeli millionaire Teddy Sagi Kape Technologies PLC However, there is no data provided by Express Technologies Ltd and it is operated independently under the umbrella of Kape Technologies PLC.
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System requirements

Version 10 Currently

Android 5.0 or later

Where to get the app

Google Play Store ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN official website

App permissions

  • Wi-Fi connection and disconnection
  • USB storage read
  • Modify or delete USB storage content
  • Accurate location information (GPS and network base stations)
  • Vibration control
  • Run at startup
  • Full access to the network
  • Prevent the device from sleeping
  • View network connections
  • Bluetooth device pair settings

Install ExpressVPN for Android

Set up after installing the app from the Google Play store.

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Install the app from the Play Store.

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If you are using ExpressVPN for the first time, select "Start 7-day free trial".

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Register your email address and "Start a free trial".

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After the trial period ends, select the plan you want to subscribe to and tap "Start Free Trial".

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Select a payment method and settle.

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Check the contents of the subscription and click "Subscription".

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If you are requesting authentication when making a purchase on the Play Store, enter the password for the Google account registered in the Google Play Store and click "Confirm".

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"OK" if you want to send an anonymous usage report, "Do not cooperate" if you do not want to send it.

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Click "OK" to set up the VPN.

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Connection request Is displayed, click "OK".

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VPN connection becomes available.

Configuration

Make settings such as VPN automatic connection and kill switch.

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Options から Configuration choose.

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Automatic connection Is disabled by default, so if you always want to connect with a VPN When Android starts To enable.

The location to connect cannot be specified by the server at the time of the previous connection.

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DNS leak protection is enabled by default, but if you want to enable kill switch Always block all VPN-less internet traffic To enable.

Kill switch Is a function that blocks the system from connecting to a DNS server such as an ISP in order to keep the system online if the VPN connection is disconnected for some reason.
Always block all VPN-less internet traffic When enabled Split tunnelBecomes invalid.

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Split tunnel Is a function to exclude from VPN connection, and register apps that cannot be used or have restrictions when VPN connection is enabled.

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VPN protocol Automatically selects the optimal protocol (communication protocol) 自動 Is the default,OpenVPNIt is also possible to specify.

自動 Is fast by default Lightway-UDP And switch to another protocol depending on the environment.
ExpressVPN wire guard Does not supportlight way Is an alternative protocol to WireGuard.
Subscription suspension / end of trial period

ExpressVPN for Android will automatically activate your subscription at the end of the 7-day trial period, soIf you do not want to continue using it, stop the subscription within the trial periodTo do.

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If you want to stop your subscriptionOptions から AccountSelect and tap Manage Subscriptions.

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Select "Cancel Subscription".

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Play store Manage subscriptions Will open, so tap "Cancel Subscription".

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Reason for cancellation Select "Next".

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Tap "Cancel Subscription" to cancel at the end of the trial period.

How to use ExpressVPN for Android

ExpressVPN does not implement functions to improve anonymity or ad blocking, but the UI is simple and easy to use without any functional restrictions depending on the plan.

・ Number of devices that can be used with one account: 1
・ Location: 94 locations in 160 countries
· P2P connection: Support
· Streaming service: Support
· Connecting to Tor: Support

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Smart locationThe most suitable server is selected based on the distance and communication speed, and when you click the power button, it connects to the selected server and establishes a VPN.

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To change the location, select any server from the 3-point reader.

Check for DNS leaks

Use a dedicated site to check if the IP address is properly protected when connecting to the VPN.

Split tunnelingIf is enabled, disable it before testing.

ipleak.net

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With a VPN connection established ipleak.net Access toYour IP address と DNS Address If is the same IP address and the country of the connected VPN server is displayed, the IP address is anonymized.

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