Can I use a VPN on any Device or operating system?
Most devices that are on the market today can connect to a VPN. This includes desktops, tablets and smartphones. It is recommended before ordering a VPN service that you verify that the service provider is compatible with the device and operating system that you are using.
One notable thing to factor is the degree of security you will need or want for the device you are using to access the VPN. Each VPN provider will offer standard protocols but many offer special ones that enhance the level of security it affords its users, so take time to select the right VPN service and identify those that are compatible with the device you are using.
Here is a list of devices that most VPN services are compatible with.
Windows is the most common operating device and therefore, all VPN’s offer compatible apps for Window users. This will require downloading the VPN client and log in with your details whenever wishing to access the VPN.
Linus operating systems are less common today, and therefore finding a VPN that is compatible with Linus is a bit more challenging, but not impossible. There are several VPN providers that offer Linus apps such as ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Hide my Ass.
Most of the top VPN providers include apps for Mac users. While not as common as Windows, it is reasonably high demand and therefore common. It involves downloading the VPN client o allow you to connect to the VPN server. A few of the better VPN’s for Mc users include PrivateVPN, ExpressVPN and PureVPN.
iPhone and iPad users will be pleased that most VPN providers support iOS and will include a dedicated app to allow for connection to a VPN server. If not provided by the VPN provider you choose, which will be unlikely, you can always use OpenVPN apps.
- Windows Phone 8/Windows 10 Mobile
Those that use Windows 8 and Windows 10 will find there are not many apps that are available, and those that are will require you to configure your mobile device by going to settings manually, then to networks/wireless, then selecting VPN and adding it to the connection by imputing the credentials and name of the server. This can be a time-consuming process if using multiple VPN servers.
As with iOS, Android users will find connecting to a VPN service easy as a result of a dedicated Android app. For Blackberry users, it will require you to set up the VPN under the options screen manually and in many cases, it will work with TV Sticks and Amazon Fire tablets as well.