Set and Forget: Automate AdGuard VPN on Any OS
The number of VPN users around the world is steadily increasing: according to recent statistics, more than 30% of Internet users keep their data private with a VPN.
But most likely, you don’t need a VPN on every website and in each app, you use, so users need to turn it on and off all the time. Connect to a public Wi-Fi? Turn the VPN on! Order food delivery? Turn VPN off! Buy airline tickets at a fair price? Turn the VPN on! And this continues without end. Luckily, AdGuard VPN can help to get rid of this problem.
Whether you use an Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows device, you can install AdGuard VPN and use the Exclusions feature.
You can configure AdGuard VPN to work everywhere except websites added to exclusions or nowhere but on websites added to the list of exclusions.
For each “mode”, you need to create a separate list of websites. You can do it in three ways:
• enter websites manually in the app,
• click the Share button right from the browser and select AdGuard VPN in the opened list • add them from built-in lists of services divided by categories
Choose the most convenient “mode”, create an exclusions list, and make AdGuard VPN active only where you need it.
You can specify in which apps AdGuard VPN should run. By default, AdGuard VPN works with all apps installed on your device, but you can easily exclude any app from the tunnel!
AdGuard for iOS can’t boast such a useful feature, at least for now. Therefore, we can offer you an alternative way to automate AdGuard VPN for apps on iPhones and iPads.
What Else can be Automated?
You may know that public networks are vulnerable – fraudsters can steal your phone number or card details – but there is always a chance you forget to enable VPN protection. To avoid this, turn on Auto-protection. It will enable AdGuard VPN each time you connect to an untrusted Wi-Fi network. This feature is only available in mobile apps.
You can also set up AdGuard VPN to turn on after the device startup and automate the blocking of Internet access in case of a connection failure (Kill Switch).
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AdGuard VPN Killer Features
Apart from the Exclusions described earlier, AdGuard VPN has other unmatched features that you won’t find in any other VPN.
The AdGuard VPN protocol is the perfect combination of speed and security, so you don’t have to put up with a slow Internet connection or sacrifice your privacy. It’s also nearly indistinguishable from normal HTTPS traffic, so it’s very difficult to detect and block it.
Choosing a DNS Server
With AdGuard VPN you no longer have to rely on the DNS server provided by your ISP. You can choose DNS servers from known DNS providers such as AdGuard, Cisco, Cloudflare, Google, or Quad9, or even configure to use your own DNS server.
The main screen provides a list of available server locations with their ping rate. The lower the rate, the faster the connection. The fastest options are always displayed at the top of the list which consists of more than 50 locations in dozens of countries.
QUIC Support (Experimental)
QUIC is a cutting-edge protocol that has many perks. The main advantage is it can improve connection quality in non-ideal conditions – for example, on mobile devices or when connecting to public Wi-Fi. You can activate this feature in desktop apps.
Compatibility with AdGuard Ad Blocker
Before we started developing our VPN, we managed to create one of the most advanced ad blockers, AdGuard. So that you can simultaneously use both apps on your smartphone, we had to work on their compatibility.
Usually, two VPN-based apps, which are AdGuard Ad Blocker and AdGuard VPN, can’t work together, just because certain OS-induced limitations exist, both on Android and iOS.
However, we managed to find a solution to befriend AdGuard VPN and AdGuard Ad Blocker. When you have both AdGuard apps installed on one device simultaneously, they will automatically become compatible without any input required from you.
Protect your anonymity and privacy on the Internet — use AdGuard VPN.