Installing Atlas VPN on Android

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


Note: your device needs to be running Android 7 or later. Older versions of Android are not supported.

To set up Atlas VPN on a Chromebook device, follow this guide. The application looks and works the same way on Android and Chromebook devices.


Contents of the guide:

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



Downloading and installing the app


At the moment we do not have the .apk version of the app. Atlas VPN can be downloaded via Google Play Store. Here is how you can do that:

1. Head to the Google Play Store and search for Atlas VPN. Alternatively, you can use this link while you're on your Android device to be automatically redirected to the app page on the Google Play Store.



2. Once you see the app, click on the Install button.



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



Logging in


1. To log into your account, tap the Existing user? Sign in button.



2. Enter your email address and click the Send secure link button. You will get a verification email containing a link that is used to log in.



3. After you open the email, click on the Confirm sign-in button, and you will be logged into your account.





4. 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 directly via the Atlas VPN website.





1. There are two options to connect to a VPN server:

    • Clicking the Quick Connect button. This will connect you to your preferred server or a suitable server, which will be selected based on a few criteria, such as the distance to the server and the server load.
    • Clicking on a specific country in the list of servers. This will connect you to a server within the chosen area. 




2. When connecting to a server for the first time, you will get a prompt asking you to set up a VPN connection on your device. Click OK to accept the request. This is necessary so that the Atlas VPN app could create and manage a VPN tunnel.


3. After you connect to a VPN server, the connection status in the application will change to protected.




4. To disconnect from a server, click the Quick Connect button once again.



App settings overview


Navigate to the Settings page by tapping the cogwheel icon on the bottom right of the app screen. There you will see a few setting options: General, VPN protocol, and Split Tunneling.

Here is a quick rundown of the options:

    • VPN protocol - determines the establishment of the encryption and the way data is transferred between your device and the VPN gateway.

    • Split Tunneling - allows you to choose the apps that will not be routed through the VPN tunnel when you are connected to one of our servers. 




In the General options tab, you will find the Quick-Connect Options and the Kill switch feature:

    • Quick-Connect Options - use this feature to choose the location you will be connected to after pressing the Quick-Connect button.

    • Auto-Connect - with the feature enabled, VPN is automatically connected to your preferred location once the app is launched.
    • Kill switch - 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.




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



    • SafeBrowse - provides an extra layer of privacy while surfing the web. It protects you from Phishing, Spyware, Ransomware, CryptoJacking, and prevents you from accessing malicious websites while browsing online. 

    • 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.

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