Do you know how to use VPN in Nigeria to access blocked sites? Well, if you don’t, you need to read this post as we’ll be covering it to the last detail. Using a VPN is one of the most popular ways to keep your online activity safe, private, and secure. With a good VPN, your information can be kept private from cyber-attacks which are growing rapidly on the internet daily.
Before we get into how to use a VPN in Nigeria, let’s quickly point out things to consider or be on the lookout for when choosing a VPN provider. First, make sure the VPN keeps zero activity or connection logs, this way they don’t have access to your personal data. Another key thing to consider is where the VPN is based or the origin of the server they are letting you connect to. Other things to consider are security, usage, ease of use, and pricing i.e. if it’s not a free VPN. Now, let’s talk about how to use VPN in Nigeria to access blocked sites.
How to Sign Up
We’ve talked about what you need to consider when picking the right VPN service to use. After making that decision, the next step is to sign up and pay for it. In most cases, you’ll need a working email address to register an account. Most VPN providers guarantees that they won’t share or sell your information but to be on the safer side, we recommend you used a new email address with little to no personal information about yourself, just as an extra layer of privacy.
Downloading the VPN mobile app
Every good VPN service provider has a mobile application for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS platforms. You’ll need to check and see if your VPN provider has a mobile app that supports your device’s operating system. If they do, download the app for easy access to sign-up to log in to your account. You can find the download link for each supported OS on the VPN’s official website. If you’re using an Android device, you can just go to the Google play store and search for the VPN, the same goes for iPhone users at the Apple app store.
Connecting to a VPN server
Most VPN apps offer more than one server, premium membership can offer as many servers as possible. Those servers originate from a specific country, so make sure you’re cool with the server’s origin you’re connecting to. How close the server’s country is to you, will help your internet speed. So as a Nigerian, if you see any server originating from any West African countries like Ghana, you might want to connect to that instead.
Settings and Features
This is where you get to choose and customize the VPN mobile app to your taste. There are different features available on VPN apps, some are unique and specific to the provider. One of the most important things to set in your VPN app is the “kill switch”, which you need to locate and activate. It has other names such as “Network Lock” and “Internet Kill Switch”. So depending on the VPN you’re using, you’ll need to activate this setting, the feature blocks any internet activity and traffic on your device once the VPN connection drops. This is important, cause if the VPN connection stops, and your internet activity and traffic is still live, your original IP address will be exposed.
This is essentially everything you need to know on how to use VPN in Nigeria to access blocked sites. Other advanced features like ad removal and malware protection will depend on the subscription plan you’re subscribed to on the VPN platform. If you have any questions regarding how to use a VPN or the best ones to choose from, drop them in the comment section and we’ll attend to you as soon as possible.