How to manually setup ExpressVPN on your Android device

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This guide will show you how to manually configure a VPN connection on your Android device.

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Get your ExpressVPN account credentials
Set up the VPN configuration
How to uninstall the VPN configuration from your device


Get your ExpressVPN account credentials

To set up ExpressVPN manually, you will first need to obtain your ExpressVPN credentials for the manual configuration.

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Tap the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.

log in to expressvpn.com

Once you’ve opened the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, tap on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.

tap-setup-expressvpn

Tap on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select PPTP & L2TP-IPSec tab on the right. This will show you your usernamepassword, and a list of server addresses around the world.

tap to copy activation code

Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Set up the VPN configuration

Settings > More… under Wireless & Networks

settings - more

VPN > Tap the + on the top right corner.

vpn settings

On the Edit VPN profile screen, enter the following:

Name: Type any name that will help you recognize your VPN connection. You are recommended to type in the location name of the server address you will use later. For example:

ExpressVPN LA
Type: L2TP/IPSec PSK
Server address: Type one of the server addresses provided (e.g. la-abc-abcd.abcde.com)
L2TP Secret: (Leave blank)
IPSec identifier: (Leave blank)
IPSec pre-shared key: 12345678
DNS search domains: (Leave blank)
DNS servers (e.g.8.8.8.8): (Leave blank)

Tap Save once you are done!

edit vpn profile

Tap the VPN profile you just made. Type your Username and Password that you got earlier. Make sure Save account information is ticked. Then tap Connect.

vpn profile, save username and password

Congratulations! You should now be connected to our VPN services! Tap and hold the VPN profile to make sure the connection is working.

vpn is connected

To disconnect, simply tap Disconnect.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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How to uninstall the VPN configuration from your device

To uninstall the VPN configuration from your Android device, go to your VPN profile page (see above for instructions). Tap and hold your existing VPN profile.

Tap Delete Profile.

delete profile

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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