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How do I know my VPN is working?

When you connect in the Windscribe app, you will see the application change in a few different ways.

  • The big ON switch will be toggled to the ON position [1]
  • You will also see it say ON in the top-left corner [2]
  • The application will turn a blue color instead of the grey color when disconnected [3]
  • You will notice the IP change [4]

You can also do your own IP check to validate that the VPN is enabled:

  • You can check to see if your IP address before you turn on your VPN is the same as after it is on.
  • You can find your device's IP address by going to a site like https://ipinfo.io/
  • There you can compare your IP address with your VPN on and with it off.
  • Make sure your VPN is off first, then take down the IP address.
  • Then turn on your VPN, let it connect to the server, and refresh the IP check page to see the difference.

At this point, you should be seeing a different IP address and not your personal IP.

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