Kill switch feature

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Kill switch is a technology used to prevent data leaks. When a VPN connection is temporarily lost, the Kill switch feature disables your internet access until the VPN connection is restored. In other words, it prevents you from browsing the internet unprotected. Atlas VPN has this feature to guarantee a leak-free experience.


In this article, we will look into how you can find the Kill switch feature via Atlas VPN application settings on different operating systems:





Open the Atlas VPN app and go to Settings by tapping the cogwheel button at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap the General button in the VPN settings menu.




You will find the Kill Switch feature in the Extra security section of General options menu.







The Kill switch feature is automatically enabled on iOS devices if the connection protocol is set to IPSec/IKEv2.


To learn how you can change the connection protocol, check out this article.


If you would like to disable the Kill switch feature on iOS, go to the Settings app on your device. There, tap on General.



Once you access the general settings of your device, scroll down and tap on VPN.




In the VPN settings, look for the Atlas VPN profile and tap the information button.




Once you access the Atlas VPN profile, look for the setting Connect On Demand and toggle the switch off.





Windows and macOS


In the Atlas VPN app for Windows or macOS, tap the Settings button on the left side of the screen and go to the Security tab. There you will find the Kill switch feature. To enable it, toggle the switch on.

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