How to set up and use Dashlane's VPN protection

Whether it's to browse the internet from an unsecure network or simply to increase your privacy online, a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, can help.

Remember that Dashlane's VPN is a paid Premium feature. If you currently have Dashlane on a 30-day Premium trial, you will first need to purchase a Premium subscription.

If you are having trouble with your VPN, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

Setting up your VPN feature

On desktop

To use the VPN, you must first complete the setup process. Within Dashlane, open the feature through the "VPN" menu and click "Connect".

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Next click on "Set up my VPN". Note that as part of the setup process, a system dialogue will prompt you to validate a change in the settings on your device.

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On Android

To access the VPN feature, click on "VPN" in the menu tab of your Dashlane application.

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Next click on "set up VPN" to be guided through the activation process. Note that as part of the setup process, a system dialogue will prompt you to validate a change in the settings on your device.

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On iOS

Open the VPN feature from the "Tools" tab, then tap on "VPN for WiFi Protection".

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Next click on "Set up my VPN" to be guided through the activation process. Note that as part of the setup process, you will briefly leave Dashlane while the system prompts you to validate changing the VPN settings on your device.

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Turning the VPN on and off

On Windows

On Windows, you may turn the VPN on and off from within Dashlane, or else from the system tray on your computer. Note that when you first launch the VPN setup process, you must do so from within Dashlane.

From the Dashlane application, via the "VPN" menu:

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From your system tray, by clicking on the Dashlane shield icon:

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On Mac

On Mac, you turn the feature on and off using the "VPN" menu at the top of your screen.

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On Android

To turn on the VPN feature, click on "VPN" in the menu tab of your Dashlane application.

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You will be prompted to connect.

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Once connected, you can access your VPN connection and manage it from your Notification center.

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From there, you will be able to disconnect at any time.

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On iOS

You can turn the VPN feature on from the "Tools" tab, then tap on "VPN for WiFi Protection".

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Once connected, you will be able to disconnect at any time.

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