Installation on iOS

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In this guide, we will go through the installation process of the Atlas VPN application on devices running iOS, this includes iPhones and iPads. This app is a simple way to secure your internet traffic and bypass various geo-restrictions on your iOS devices.

Note, the Atlas VPN application requires iOS or iPadOS 13 or newer.

Table of contents:

  1. Downloading and installing the app
  2. Logging in and connecting
  3. App settings overview

Downloading and installing the app

To begin, head to the App Store and look up Atlas VPN. Alternatively, you can use this link while you're on your iOS device to be automatically redirected to the app page on the App Store.

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Once you see the app, click on the Get button to install the app.

Note: you may be asked to confirm this action by using Face ID/Touch ID or your Apple ID password.

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The installed app will appear on your home screen, tap on it to launch the Atlas VPN application.

When you first open the app, you will be presented with a Privacy Notice, tap on Accept & Continue to access the app.

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After this, you will be able to access the free version of the Atlas VPN app, which has limited server selection and a daily data limit of 2 GB.

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Logging in and connecting

To log into your account, navigate to the Settings tab by clicking the cogwheel icon on the bottom right of the app, then tap on Sign In.

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Once you enter your email address, a verification email will be sent to your inbox with a code that is used instead of a password.

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Note: the screenshot is only an example and your code to complete the login process will be different.

Enter the code that you have received into the Atlas VPN application and you will be logged in.

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After this, you will be redirected back to the Settings tab.

Once you are logged in with an account that has a premium subscription, you will gain access to all of the server locations that we offer. If you wish to purchase a premium subscription, you can do so via the App Store by opening the Subscription tab by tapping the lightning bolt icon, or via the Atlas VPN website directly.

To connect to a VPN server, there are two options. You can click the Quick connect button, which will select the best server according to a few criteria, such as distance to the server and server load, and will automatically connect you. Alternatively, you can swipe up on the main screen to bring up a server list that will allow you to connect to a specific location.

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When connecting to a server for the first time, you will get a prompt asking to add VPN configurations to your device. This is necessary so that the Atlas VPN app could create and manage a VPN tunnel.

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After you select a server based on your needs, or by using the Quick connect feature, you will connect to a VPN server and the connection status in our application will change to protected.

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To disconnect from a server, you will need to click the same Quick connect button once again.

App settings overview

To access additional app settings, navigate to the Settings page by tapping the cogwheel icon on the bottom right of the app screen, and then tap on General. There you will see two features - Killswitch and Improve Me.

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Here is a quick rundown of the options:

Killswitch - this feature will disable the internet connection on your device if the VPN connection is unexpectedly interrupted. This ensures that no unsecured browsing can occur until the connection to a VPN server is restored.

Improve Me - gathers basic information about the app for our developers such as errors and crash reports. No information is gathered outside the application in accordance with our strict no-logs policy.

By clicking on the Assistant option at the bottom left of the Atlas VPN application, you can enable the Tracker Blocker and Data Breach Monitor.

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Tracker Blocker - provides an extra layer of privacy while surfing the web. It prevents data brokers from using third-party trackers to gather insights about your online activities, which data brokers then sell to companies and advertisers. 

Data Breach Monitor - a security feature designed to track any data breaches related to your online accounts. It automatically scans leaked databases and informs you of any past or recent breaches where your personal information was exposed.

In case you encounter any issues with the Atlas VPN application, drop us an email at support@atlasvpn.com!

 

 

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