Google One’s Android VPN prepares to Tweak Setting to Block Internet When the VPN Automatically Disconnects

Deyan Georgiev
Deyan Georgiev

Updated · Feb 23, 2022


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In Q4 of 2020, Google launched a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for Android’s higher storage tiers. Just in time - statistics show that cybercrime has gone up by 400% since the pandemic. People are now spending more time on their devices, and hackers are aware. 

As you may know, VPNs protect you by allowing you to surf the Web anonymously. They let you choose a server in a different location and encrypt your data, making it hard for hackers to access it. 

Still, it’s not uncommon for a VPN to disconnect when the internet is unstable. When the connection gets better, your gadget automatically connects to the public options, leaving you prone to attacks. 

It’s for that reason that Google One plans to tweak its settings to deactivate the internet as soon as the VPN goes off. It’s only when the VPN loads and starts working that traffic will resume. 

In addition, if you switch on your phone or restart it, the VPN will instantly connect. 

Most established private virtual networks such as Surfshark, Private Internet Access, and Perfect Privacy, amongst many others, already work this way by using a kill switch. Google is definitely on the right track.

Note that Google One’s version 1.92 is currently in beta.

The tweak is not yet available to the public. It’s hard to tell when it will be, but hopefully, we hope to see the changes soon.


Deyan Georgiev

Deyan Georgiev

Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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