How to set up Surfshark VPN on Android using APK installation

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Surfshark VPN app on your Android device using the APK file. APK stands for Android Package Kit.


You will learn how to:


What will you need? An Android device running OS 5.0 or later and an active Surfshark subscription, which you can purchase on our pricing page.



Download your Surfshark app


  1. Go to the Android application download page on You can reach this page directly by tapping here


  2. Tap on the Download .APK button. A pop-up will appear, asking for your permission to download the file. Tap Ok.


  3. Once you download the Surfshark.apk file, tap Open on the pop-up.




Install your Surfshark app


  1. The installation process will begin. To confirm the installation, tap on Install.


  2. Wait for the Surfshark installation process to finish.


  3. Once the installation process is complete, tap Open, which will open the Surfshark application.


    If you wish to learn more about Surfshark's features and what you can do with the application, visit this article.



Connect to your Surfshark app


  1. The Surfshark app will open on your device. Log into your account by tapping the Log in button.


  2. Enter your credentials and tap Log in to proceed.


  3. You will see the main screen of the Surfshark application. From here, tap on Locations to select your preferred location.


  4. You can also test each server's latency by tapping the speedometer icon on the right. 


  5. The latency test for each location will begin. With this information, you can connect to the location with the lowest latency. Lower latency means a more stable connection.


    Connect to your preferred location by tapping on it.

  6. A pop-up will appear asking for your authorization to proceed with the connection. Tap Yes.


  7. The connection process will begin. Wait for the connection to reach 100 percent, which should only take a moment.


  8. You will see a Connected status. If you wish to disconnect from your current location - tap Disconnect.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Surfshark application using the .APK method!



You may also be interested in:

Was this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback!