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How to use Kill Switch?

This article will teach you how to use the Kill Switch feature on different devices.

 

Kill Switch is a smart feature on the Surfshark apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. It turns off your internet connection if the VPN connection unexpectedly drops, protecting your data and location from exposure until you're reconnected.

 

We will go through the following devices to enable Kill Switch:

You will need to have the Surfshark application installed on one of the devices to follow this guide.

 

Windows

 

 

  1. Open the Surfshark app and select Settings.

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  2. Click on Connectivity in the general section.

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  3. To enable Kill Switch, toggle the switch on the right-side. A new dialogue box will appear to inform you that you won't be able to access the internet without a VPN. 

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  4. Click Continue to enable Kill Switch.

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macOS

 

  1. Open the Surfshark app. Then, in the app, press the Surfshark tab at the top-left corner. 

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  2. Select Preferences.

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  3. You will see a checkmark next to Kill Switch indicating that it's on. If it's not - check it to enable Kill Switch.

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Android

 

  1. Open the Surfshark app and tap on Settings.

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  2. Tap on the Connectivity tab.

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  3. You will see a toggle button near VPN Kill Switch, which represents its status - green means that it's active, grey - inactive. Please tap on the toggle button next to the feature to turn it on or off.

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iOS

 

  1. Open the Surfshark app and tap on Settings.

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  2. You will see a toggle button near Kill Switch representing its status - green means that it's active, grey - inactive.

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  3. Please tap on the toggle button next to the feature to turn it on or off.

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Congratulations! You have learned how to toggle the Killswitch feature and its use cases!

 

If you have any further questions, our customer success team will help you 24/7 over live chat or email.

 

 

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