How to Turn off / Disable VPN on iPhone ?

Data privacy is a matter of great concern these days, especially when you are hearing a lot of news about data theft or hacking. The majority of these cases pop out due to the realm of the internet and source of connection. In simple terms, if you are connected to any public Wi-Fi or unconfirmed source, then the risk of data leakage is quite high.

To prevent such mishaps from happening, the concept of VPN was developed. Not only do these VPNs mask the IP address of the device (be it PC or mobile device), they prevent your internet provider from accessing the search history and thus provides complete user privacy.

But there would be times when you would prefer not to use a VPN. Thus, in our blog of the day, we would be discussing further disabling VPN on iPhone.

Different Ways to Turn off VPN on iPhone

Reasons to Deactivate VPN iPhone

The reasons to choose for turning off the VPN from the iPhone can include any of the following:

  • A better VPN service provider recommendation is received by the user.
  • Turning on to the primary service provider to access some of the pivotal websites that need IP addresses.
  • Deleting the current VPN due to the slowdown of the system.

Many of the iPhone users have reported that they cannot remove the configuration profile from their respective devices, just because they are not aware of the process. The next sections would be focusing on it.

Using the default VPN feature

This is one of the simplest methods to deactivate the VPN from your device unless you do not want to revert the process. Go for the following steps:

  • Unlock your device and go to Settings.
  • Locate the VPN option.
  • Hit on the toggle to turn off the VPN.

This disconnects the VPN and you can any day reactivate it by hitting the toggle to turn ON.

Using Demand VPN Setting

There is another option called Demand VPN setting on the iPhone. Go for the steps given below to use it:

  • Unlock your device and go to Settings.
  • Go all the way down to General Settings and open the General section.
  • Locate the VPN option and identify the active connection in the device (can be distinguished by blue tick mark).
  • Click on the ‘i’ button near the active VPN option.
  • See if the option for Connect on Demand is turned ON. Reverse it to turn OFF.
  • Go back to the main settings and then flip the toggle of the VPN.

Therefore, now your device would never get connected to the VPN automatically. Every time it needs your permission or you need to activate it manually.

The manual process within the app

You can also choose to manually turn off the VPN from the app. Just enter it and hit on the power button shown on the welcome screen. Click on the confirm prompt and the VPN would turn OFF.

But this method might not work, because a majority of VPN apps have the habit of turning ON automatically after the device gets connected to the internet.  

Removing the application

In case if you are not satisfied with the existing VPN app, then you can always choose to delete it from the system and clear out the memory. Just long-press on the icon and click on the delete option.

Confirm the selection and if required, you can enter the device password to finalize the process.

Therefore, you can choose any of these methods that go convenient for you. Do let us know if you have any further queries on the methods and they would get answered within the shortest possible time.   


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