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How to Turn Off a VPN on iPhone? – 2 Quick Methods

Miklos Zoltan

By Miklos Zoltan . 3 July 2024

Founder - Privacy Affairs

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Turning off a VPN on an iPhone smartphone is a simple task. However, you must first add or install a VPN for you to be able to turn it off or on.

In this guide, I’ll show you how to turn off a VPN on an iPhone using easy-to-follow steps.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

You can use these two methods to turn off a VPN on iPhone. They are as follows:

Turn Off the VPN Directly from the VPN App

This is the most straightforward method.

  1. Launch your VPN app
  2. Tap on the Disconnect button

Use the iPhone Settings to Turn Off the VPN

  1. Go to your iPhone Settings, then tap on General. (You can also launch the Settings App and go to the VPN section)
  2. Next, tap on the VPN section
  3. On the VPN Status, toggle the ‘green connected switch’ to turn off the VPN

If the VPN turns off and turns on automatically, it means your VPN has the Connect on Demand feature enabled.

To disable this feature, tap the “i” icon next to your VPN in the VPN section. Under your VPN details, toggle off the connect on Demand feature.

Is it Necessary to Turn Off the VPN on iPhone?

Always keep your VPN connection to protect your online privacy and security.

However, sometimes you don’t need to use the VPN and should turn it off to conserve your battery juice and internet bandwidth.

When you need to turn off your VPN, ensure you are not using the internet afterward. This also includes not using apps that can send and receive traffic when online.

In some scenarios, you may need to turn off the VPN to use some services that block VPN connections.


To deactivate your VPN on your iPhone, simply follow the steps outlined above.

However, it’s important to remember that disabling your VPN exposes your online activities to potential privacy and security risks.

Without the protection of a VPN, your online actions become more visible, allowing others, such as cybercriminals or surveillance agencies, to potentially monitor and track your internet activity.

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