Public Wi-Fi can be found in public places like airports, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, and hotels — it usually gives you the ability to access the Internet for free.
However, using this type of internet connection might compromise your security, therefore, you should use a VPN.
VPN servers encrypt your internet traffic, thus preventing any third parties from monitoring your visited websites, applications used, or files downloaded.
It's important to note that some public Wi-Fi networks might block VPN connections, so to troubleshoot any connectivity issues, try applying the following steps:
- Changing the VPN connection protocol;
- Connecting to different countries in the Atlas VPN application;
- Rebooting your device.