How to manually setup ExpressVPN on your Android device


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If you cannot use the ExpressVPN app on your Android device, you can manually setup a VPN connection in your Android settings.

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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. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to our website.

log in to

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

set up expressvpn

Click on the the section called Manual Configuration (PPTP and L2TP-IPSec). You will find the IPSec pre-shared key, your username, your password, and a list of server addresses around the world

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

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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. We recommend you type in the location name of the server address you will use later. For example: ExpressVPN LAType: L2TP/IPSec PSK
Server address: Type one of the server addresses we provided you with.
L2TP Secret: (Leave blank)
IPSec identifier: (Leave blank)
IPSec pre-shared key: 12345678
DNS search domains: (Leave blank)
DNS servers (e.g. (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.

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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

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