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Private Tunnel Android App

November 25, 2016

Private Tunnel is usually perceived as a commercial spin-off of OpenVPN Technologies Inc, the company behind the OpenVPN software suite. We recommend using OpenVPN protocol in all of our reviews, so we have big expectations from anything coming from this company.

The service is compatible with all popular platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It can also run in Linux if you have a working knowledge of the command line interface.  

Our today’s article will focus on Private Tunnel Android app, teaching you how to install it, helping you determine whether your device is compatible with the app, and familiarizing you with the user interface. So, stick around to see if Private Tunnel is the right protection for your Android device.     

Private Tunnel Android App

 

Installing Private Tunnel Android App

Private Tunnel Android app can be downloaded from Google Play Store directly or you can follow the link on the official site, which will also redirect you there. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can install it and start your secure browsing.  

Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to successfully install Private Tunnel on your Android device: 

  • In order to use the app, you’ll first have to create an account on the official Private Tunnel website.
  • Simply click the ”Sign Up” button in the upper right corner and provide your email and password when prompted. Note that you’re accepting Private Tunnel’s Terms of Service by creating an account, so you should definitely read those as well.
  • Once you’ve created your personal account, you can press the ”Install” button to proceed to the next step.
  • When you open the app, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your chosen username and password.
  • Once you’ve done all this, you can simply click the big green ”Connect” button on the bottom of the interface and you’ll start using the app with its default settings.

You can change your location at any given moment by clicking on ”Server Info” above the ”Connect” button. You’ll be given a choice of 13 server locations and you can choose the one closest to you.   

Supported Devices

Private Tunnel can be used on all devices with Android 4.0 and up. So, you won’t have any compatibility issues with all the latest smartphones, tablets, and other devices.  

Interface

Private Tunnel Android app doesn’t feature a remarkable user interface. It looks pretty dated and oversimplified without too many features and options. The color scheme is a combination of black, bright green, and weird red, which really puts a strain on the eyes and is definitely not pleasant to look at.  

On the other hand, the client is pretty quick and holds all the information necessary to provide you with a good idea of what’s going on. Once you log in, you’ll see info on your current profile, the location you’re connected to, and your IP address. The lower part of the app now features the red ”Disconnect” button, which you can use to disconnect from the service at any time.    

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