In our detailed ExpressVPN review, we spoke about all the reasons why this VPN service is so highly recommended by software reviewers and users alike. Apart from offering unlimited bandwidth, speed, and server switching, 3 simultaneous connections, more than 1,700 servers to choose from, and excellent privacy and security, ExpressVPN is incredibly easy to use as well.
However, users who are not familiar with the way VPN services work may need some help getting started. In this post, we provide an easy-to-understand guide that can help you quickly learn how to use ExpressVPN.
Download And Setup
In order to set up ExpressVPN, you first need to subscribe. The process is simple and requires you to choose the plan that works best for you, provide your email address, and choose your preferred payment method. Once you have successfully subscribed to ExpressVPN, you need to sign in to your account using the password you received via email.
Now you can get started by clicking the Set Up ExpressVPN button available on your account page. Once sent to the Setup page, you can download ExpressVPN for any and all of your devices. Select the operating system or platform you are using (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Kindle Fire, and more) and click the Download button.
While the installer file is being downloaded, copy the activation code available on the Setup page. Once the download is finished, run the installer, click the Install button, allow the app to make changes to your device, wait until the installation is finished, and click Close at the end of the installation process.
ExpressVPN app will automatically launch. This is when you need to enter the activation code you copied earlier. Simply paste the code and click OK. Once the app is activated, click the Start Using The App button.
Connecting To A Server
Now that you have your ExpressVPN app up and running, you can start using the service. You can connect and disconnect by clicking the large on/off button. The app will automatically choose the optimal server for you. If you want to connect to a specific server, click the Choose Location button and select the desired server from a range of recommended servers or the full list of servers available, organized by region. Your recently used and favorite servers will be added to the Favorites tab, so you can access them more quickly.
As you can see, the whole setup process takes just a couple of minutes and you can connect and disconnect in a single click. Once you get more comfortable, you can start exploring its more advanced features and settings, all of which are just a couple of clicks away.
We hope that you found this quick guide helpful and that you are now ready to enjoy the premium security and privacy this service provides.