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Galaxy S8+ Plus And Galaxy S8: How to Connect To A VPN

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus do come with a set up for the virtual private network. VPN basically is an Internet protocol that allows a user to secure their connection. The main reason as to you may want to use this feature is because of the risk that is brought about by the public connections. With VPN on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus data and information is secure and you are sure your communication is not accessed by anyone who is not supposed to see it.

This applies to emails especially. This feature is imperative and it is worth knowing how to use it and set it up. There are those emails that are official and you may want to be sure that they get to the right recipients without leaking; VPN is the recommended network to use. This is available in the Samsung Galaxy S8 but some of the users have reported that they cannot use it due to lack of know how. Below is an explanation on how to set up VPN on your device.


Adding a Virtual Private Network to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

  1. Go to the home screen and find the applications and tap on the settings while here opt for the “More” button.
  2. It is always on the wireless networks then you tap on the “VPN” networks
  3. This option displays to categories that are the VPN and the IP [sec] VPN
  4. On the top right of the screen tap on “Add VPN
  5. You will be redirected to a field for name entry and if you are not sure of this you have to contact your internet provider or the VPN administrator to give you the server information


On the name field touch on the swipe down menu and then you will be able to select from different types of VPN, they are as follows:

  • IPSec Hybrid RSA
  • IPSec IKEv2 PSK
  • IPSec IKEv2 RSA
  • IPSec Xauth PSK
  • IPSec Xauth RSA
  • PPTP
  • L2TP/IPSec PSK
  • L2TP/IPSec RSA
  • IPSec IKEv2 RSA


On the right side of the screen tap “Enter” after typing in the qualifying details


Options will only be available according to the chosen VPN as follows:

  • Forwarding routes
  • DNS servers
  • DNS Search domains
  • Server Address


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