You may want to disable your VPN when you need speed, access to services that block VPNs, local content, or your local area network (LAN) resources.
Disabling a VPN on your Mac is an easy task. Below are different easy ways that you can use to disable a VPN on Mac.
This is the simplest way to turn off the VPN on your Mac. Proceed as follows:
This is a straightforward way of disabling a VPN on a Mac. Most VPNs will show on the Menu bar. Use the following steps:
This is not the quickest way, but you can use it if the other options are unavailable. Here is how to turn off the VPN in Mac network settings:
Your online privacy and security will be at risk. You will miss the VPN encryption, and your IP address will no longer be hidden.
Anything you do online will be visible to internet entities, including your ISP, the government, prying eyes, and other interested parties.
If you are on public Wi-Fi, you will be an easy pick for hackers. Various trackers on the internet will be able to monitor your activities.
You also won’t be able to bypass restrictions and censorship or gain access to geo-restricted content.
I always advise any privacy-conscious individual to keep the VPN connected. They are a few instances when you can turn it off.
This is when your internet is off or you are not engaging in sensitive online activities.
Use split tunneling for other purposes, such as regaining speed, gaming, and accessing your local area network (LAN) resources or regional content.
To access services that block VPNs, use a dedicated VPN IP address and whitelist it with those services. You don’t need to disable a VPN.
Disabling a VPN on your Mac will compromise your security and privacy. Your connection and online traffic will be vulnerable to cyberattacks and monitoring.