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The Five Best VPNs For Android [October 2020]

Whether you’re looking for a way to improve your security on the internet, or you’re trying to get past the blockades on your company’s wireless connection to access social media while at work, using a VPN [1] (virtual private network) is an absolute must. As a tool, it makes it easy to connect to one on any of your computing devices, from your laptop to your phone, improving your security and bypassing firewalls and geoblocks alike.

However, if you’re looking for a VPN [1], you can’t make the decision lightly. Since you’re routing your network data through a VPN [1], you’ll need to make sure that the software you select is trusted and verified. Thankfully, we’ve taken a long hard look at all the VPNs available on Android, and selected five of our favorites that are guaranteed to keep you secure online, while also protecting the other devices in your life.

Why Use a VPN?

You’ve probably heard a lot about VPNs on the internet lately, and for good reason. Internet security is more important than ever before, and there is no better way to keep your information secure than by using a VPN. You don’t need to be an elite hacker to respect how important VPNs are; they can even be useful for a simple layman too.

For one, virtual private networks are excellent for accessing entertainment. If you live in the United States, but there’s a series you really want to watch that’s exclusive to Netflix UK, this problem is easily solved. Connect up to a VPN server in the United Kingdom, and you can watch that show from your home way across the pond. This works for all sorts of other geo-restricted content, too.

You might also want to use a virtual private network for more security on the Internet. If you don’t like your ISP watching your traffic or other, prying eyes seeing what you’re doing on the Web, a VPN can encrypt and hide your traffic data from everyone, such as your ISP and even advertisers. This type of security is especially useful when you’re using a public wireless network.

And of course, VPN could also be used for work. For example, if you’re working for home, you might not have access to office files for security reasons. But, if you use your assigned username and password to log into your office’s VPN, you should be able to easily access your and shared office files.

Installing VPNs on Android is easy, but you’ll still want to know how to set them up before you pick one. Make sure you visit our guide to using VPNs on Android [2] to understand how a VPN works, prior to picking from this list. With the benefits and the installation out of the way, let’s look at the five best VPNs for Android in 2020.