The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro come with exclusive software features like photo unblur and bedtime snore detection, but the duo also ship with a free 5-year VPN. Google has promised to activate the free service in December, which starting today the feature is already available to use. NextPit tells you how to turn free VPN on Pixel 7 (Pro).
A VPN or virtual private network allows you to keep your device connected to the internet secured and encrypted. It also helps you bypass many restrictions such as location-bound streaming apps or websites. However, these advantages can cost you a premium.
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Reliable VPN subscriptions usually cost $10 or more a month depending on the number of devices it can support. With every purchase of a Pixel 7 (Pro) device, Google is providing you with a VPN for five years at no cost right from activating the device. Similarly, subscribers of Google One with 2 TB data have the same free VPN on their monthly plan.
How to turn on or off VPN on the Google Pixel 7 (Pro)
You can access Google's VPN service and activate it from the Google One mobile app. More importantly, Google notes that the offer or benefit is not available to all countries where the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are sold.
- Open the Google One app.
- Tap the Benefits tab.
- Look for VPN protection for multiple devices.
- Choose View details.
- Turn on or off the VPN toggle.
Once activated, you can see a key icon on the top status bar. In addition, you can manage individual apps to allow bypassing the VPN. Lastly, turning off the VPN has the same steps.
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