How do I use the PC Matic VPN for macOS?

To use PC Matic VPN for Mac, you will first need to download and install the application on your computer. See the instructions for how to install PC Matic VPN for Mac here.

1 - Logging Into the PC Matic VPN App

  1. Enter the email address associated with your PC Matic account.
  2. Enter the password for your PC Matic account.
  3. Click the Log In button.

2 - Connecting to a PC Matic Server

2.1 - Using Quick Connect

Quick Connect will automatically connect you to the best available server.

  1. To use Quick Connect, simply click the green Connect button at the bottom of the window after logging in. The VPN will connect you to the Fastest Available server.

2.2 - Manually Selecting a PC Matic Server

You can also view a list of all available PC Matic Servers and select the one that you want to connect to.

  1. Click on the Server Locations button.

  2. Scroll through the list and click on a server to connect.

3 - Configuring PC Matic VPN Preferences

You can open the configuration options for the PC Matic VPN by clicking on PC Matic VPN in the menu (by the Apple icon), then on Preferences. Below we will explain all of the options in detail.

3.1 - On Demand

With On Demand Enabled, the VPN will automatically connect when the computer connects to a network.

3.2 - Protocol

You can select a VPN protocol for your PC Matic VPN app to connect with.

3.2.1 - WireGuard®

The WireGuard® protocol is the newest, fastest and most resilient; with state-of-the-art security.

3.2.2 - IKEv2

The IKEv2 protocol offers highly stable security when switching networks or reconnecting. It is a fast protocol, but only supported on certain platforms.

3.3 - VPN Startup

Here you can select whether the VPN connects automatically when you open the PC Matic VPN app. If you want to automatically connect, you can choose to connect to the last connected server, to the fastest server, or to the fastest server in a selected country.

3.4 - VPN Status

VPN Status Page: Using the link below, you can check the status of our VPN, including the severs, support, and API. If you're having trouble connecting to the VPN, check this page to ensure there are no performance issues from PC Matic's side.

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