How do I use the PC Matic VPN for Android?

To use PC Matic VPN on your Android phone or tablet, you will first need to download and install the application. See the instructions for how to install PC Matic VPN for Android 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

The first time you connect you will be prompted to allow the PC Matic VPN app to set up the connection.

  1. Click on OK
  2. Enter passcode, if prompted.

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 Servers button.

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

    To connect to a server in a specific city, click on the “cities” button.

    To connect to the fastest server in a country, click on the country name.

2.3 - Successful Connection

When you are connected, you will see a green checkmark and the location and new public IP address of your device.



3 - Configuring PC Matic VPN Preferences

You can open the configuration options for the PC Matic VPN by clicking on Settings. Below we will explain all of the options in detail.

3.1 - Connect at startup

With this enabled, the VPN will automatically connect when your device connects to a network. There are three options to choose from:

3.1.1 - Connect to last connected server

This option will automatically connect the VPN to the last server that you were connected to.

3.1.2 - Connect to fastest server

This option will automatically connect the VPN to the fastest available server.

3.1.3 - Do not automatically connect

This option (default) will disable automatic connection. You will need to manually connect when you want to use the VPN.

3.2 - VPN 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 - OpenVPN

Provides the best security. It may be slower than other protocols due to its stronger security. OpenVPN is also a good choice when other protocols are not available due to firewall restrictions.

3.2.3 - 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 - Android Always-On/Kill Switch

Enable your system to keep VPN on at all times and block internet connections when the VPN is not active.

  1. Click TAKE ME THERE in the Enable OS kill switch modal to skip to step 5, or navigate to your device settings
  2. Select “Connections” or “Network & Internet
  3. Go to “Advanced” or “More connections settings
  4. Select “VPN
  5. Tap the settings cog next to PC Matic VPN
  6. Enable both “Always-on VPN” and “Block connections without VPN
  7. Click “Turn on” to enable the VPN

4 - Disconnecting the VPN

To disconnect the VPN, open the VPN app and click the red “Disconnect” button

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