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Automatically enabling AVG Secure VPN when connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network

This article describes how to configure AVG Secure VPN to turn on automatically when your device connects to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

Instructions

  1. Click Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner of the main AVG Secure VPN screen.
  2. Select Network Security in the left panel, then under Turn on the VPN, tick the box next to Automatically when connected to the Internet.
  3. Click OK to return to the main AVG Secure VPN screen.

AVG Secure VPN now connects automatically when your PC connects to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open AVG Secure VPN using either method below:
    • Click the AVG Secure VPN icon in your menu bar and select Open AVG Secure VPN.
    • Click Go in the menu bar, select Applications, then double-click the AVG Secure VPN icon.
  2. Ensure the AVG Secure VPN windows is active, click AVG Secure VPN in the menu bar, then select Preferences....
  3. Select Network Security in the left panel, then under Turn on the VPN, tick the box next to Automatically when connected to the Internet.
  4. Click OK to return to the main AVG Secure VPN screen.

AVG Secure VPN now connects automatically when your Mac connects to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

  1. Tap Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner of the main app screen, then select Auto-connect to VPN.
  2. If you are using AVG Secure VPN for the first time, tap ContinueOK to setup a VPN connection.
  3. From the Auto-connect to VPN screen, select You connect to unsecured Wi-Fi.
  4. If prompted to grant the Location permission, tap OKAllow.
  5. Tap the back arrow to confirm this setting and return to the Settings screen.

AVG Secure VPN now connects automatically when your Android device connects to an unsecured network.

  1. Tap Settings (the gear icon) in the top-right corner of the main app screen, then select Connection Rules.
  2. Tap the OFF slider next to Auto-Connect VPN so that it changes to ON.
  3. Tap the back arrow to return to the Settings screen.

AVG Secure VPN now connects automatically when your iOS device connects to an unsecured Wi-Fi network.

  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for Windows
  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for Mac
  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for Android
  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for iOS
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
  • Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher
  • Apple iOS 11.0 or higher

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