Less than a year ago, we released the Kill Switch for Android and iOS. The latest release of OpenVPN Connect for iOS includes several great new features, including enhanced kill switch functionality. Keep reading to learn more, and check out the full OpenVPN Connect 3.3 for iOS release notes here.
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Introducing the Profile-based Kill Switch
What Is It?
This feature allows the user to enable the kill switch for a specific connection profile. When the kill switch is enabled and that specific profile is the most recent profile used, the device will automatically connect to the VPN using this profile. No traffic will be allowed until a secure connection is established (even after device reboot).
Why Does It Matter?
The profile-based Kill Switch functionality is a major value-add in terms of security, preventing accidental traffic leaks. Think of this as a digital bodyguard of sorts. Should you experience a sudden disconnection while using the VPN, the kill switch is designed to protect your privacy and internet traffic.
Check out this blog post for a detailed explanation of kill switches from Yuriy Barnovych, Product Manager at OpenVPN.
How Do I Get Started?
Select your Connection profile in the Connect App, and Edit the profile. You will see a checkbox on the Edit Profile screen to enable the Kill Switch. Simply tick the checkbox, and you’re set.
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