How To Use IPVanish?

February 5, 2017

IPVanish is a high-quality VPN provider based in the US. It offers a multitude of fast VPN servers, solid encryption, numerous useful features, P2P filesharing, a zero log policy, and much more. It gives you absolute control over your personal online privacy while allowing you to pass through GEO-restrictions and stream pretty much anything in full HD. 

Today, we have a completely different question in front of us. Is IPVanish easy to use and does it require some previous technological knowledge in order to reach its full potential? We will answer this and many other questions in the paragraphs to come. 

How To Use IPVanish

Download & Installation

In order to start using IPVanish, you’ll first have to go through the motions on the official website. Simply click the “Start Now” button in the top right corner of the Homepage and you’re ready to begin the procedure.  

This button will lead you to the purchase screen where you’ll be able to pick one of the available pricing plans (1 month, 3 months, 1 year). Once you decide on a specific plan, you’ll also have to create your personal IPVanish account. You’ll be prompted to provide a valid email address and your chosen password. IPVanish accepts a ton of payment methods, including all major credit cards, PayPal, Alipay, CashU, Poli, Mister Cash, and many more.  

After this, you’ll be able to download and install the adequate app depending on the device you’re using (Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Fire TV, Windows Phone, Linux, Chromebook, routers). 

Using The Client

IPVanish-Using The Client

IPVanish client is very easy to use and gives users full control without overwhelming them with unnecessary options. You can set the client to instantly connect to a server when you turn it on or you can do it manually every time. The main screen will inform you of your connection status, current IP address, location, time connected, and the server you’re currently connected to. On the very bottom, you’ll be able to monitor your connection speed.  

The top left corner features a hamburger menu with a quick connect option, servers, account, and settings. The settings are segmented into general and connection tabs. The most important option in the general settings is to allow the client to automatically connect to the fastest server. The connection settings allow you to choose between different protocols and enable the auto-reconnect capability in case your VPN drops connection for some reason.   

If you want to use IPVanish with your Firestick, however, you’ll have to download ES File Explorer from the Amazon Store. Simply open the Explorer on your Firestick and send the IPVanish Android file from any device.

Want to find out even more about IPVanish? Make sure to check out our IPVanish Review for detailed information about this VPN provider.