Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to setup and use VPN for free and hide your IP and location

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Windows Phone 8.1 has got a lot of awesome and useful features and the ability to set up and configure VPN networks on your phone is one of them. Windows Phone 8.1 now lets you set up VPN networks and setting it up is very easy.

Virtual Private Network aka VPN lets you use virtual servers to browse the web and it also lets you hide your location for privacy reasons. VPN can also be used to access blocked websites which are not available for your location and which have been blocked by your ISP. Premium VPN services lets you get a secure connection between you and the websites you are using and premium services can also be very useful for using personal accounts with more security.

If you are one of the people who are looking for a way to set up and configure VPN on your Windows Phone 8.1 device then, you are at right place.

Just follow the instructions below to configure VPN on your Windows Phone 8.1 and start securing your connection and hiding your location easily in seconds.

Instructions:

  • First of all, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘VPN’. In VPN tap the ‘+’ icon on the bottom of screen.

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  • You will be taken to the ‘ADD PROFILE’ page. Here you can add details about your VPN provider including server name, encryption type, username and password. These are mostly provided by your VPN provider and you can also find out a free VPN connection instructions below.

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  • Once done, press ‘save’ and your VPN connection will be created. It will also start connecting automatically if, you configured it. Otherwise, you will have to manually connect it by tapping it.

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  • That’s all! You can now use VPN connect on your Windows Phone 8.1 device.

Tip:You will see the small square icon on top of your Wi-Fi connection icon if VPN is connected.

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Want to use a free VPN?

If you are looking for a free VPN provider for Windows Phone 8.1 then there is a solution for you as well. Simply go to ‘hide.me’ and sign up for a free account.

After providing your email, you will be sent an activation link as email on your mail address. The email will also include your username and password. Provide this in VPN settings of your Windows Phone.

You can provide ‘free-nl.hide.me’ as server name. Enjoy using free VPN services on your Windows Phone 8.1 where you will get 2GB monthly data usage.

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows Phone 8.1.

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Ahmad Wahid

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