Kill Switch feature

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To guarantee a leak-free experience, Atlas VPN has a Kill Switch feature – 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.


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 to change the connection protocol, check out the protocols 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 & Device Management.



Then, tap on VPN.



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.



Note: after following these steps, the Atlas VPN application will still show that KillSwitch is active, however, it will not work if Connect On Demand is disabled.



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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