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How to use Windscribe VPN app and Chrome extension


In this article we will look at how to use the Windscribe VPN mobile app. We will show you how to switch between different countries, answer your questions.

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Who can be Windscribe VPN users

Windscribe is a VPN service to improve privacy, mask Internet activity, and unblock banned web pages and sites. So if you can't visit a certain site, this service will be useful to you.

The mobile app will be useful to access resources having restricted mode in certain regions.

The free version of Windscribe VPN allows using a limited VPN connection, which is enough for basic needs. 10GB of free traffic and 10 servers to choose from is pretty generous. So if it's a free VPN you're looking for, Windscribe is the right solution.

Windscribe VPN: Key Features

Powerful Privacy Protection: Windscribe VPN keeps server-side logs, doesn't calculate IP - in short, doesn't leave any digital fingerprints that could identify an internet user. Privacy is maintained at a fairly high level.

Fine VPN/proxy setup: The extension is available for all sorts of platforms. Supports tunneling and traffic encryption. As an "addition" it is easy to connect OpenVPN UDP/TCP, IKEv2. However, some options are only available in the pro version of Windscribe.

Additional options. You can set up your own VPN, use tools such as deleting cookies, changing your personal data, blocking ads through a firewall, and generating safe links.

Windscribe: iPhone and Android version

VPN client can be downloaded for Mac, Windows and Linux desktop platforms. There are extensions for Opera, Chrome and Firefox browsers. Mobile platform is not forgotten, the corresponding apps are available for iPhone / Android.

How to install a mobile app

  1. To download Windscribe VPN mobile app, go to
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and in the footer open the link through the list of Apps.
  3. You can also go to
  1. Select the appropriate version of the app for your phone, desktop or browser.
  2. The app can also be downloaded via Google Play.

Using Windscribe VPN on iOS and Android

  1. Open installed app on your phone.
  2. Give access to the network settings.
  3. Login to your account using your login details. To do this, register on the service by taping Get Started.
  4. Tap the Connect button.

How to use the Windscribe VPN extension: setup

Let's show you how to use Windscribe VPN using the browser extension for Google Chrome as an example. Its functions are similar to the mobile app. There is no need to install the program on your computer. This extension performs all privacy protection functions.

Installing Chrome extension

  1. Open Chrome browser on your PC or Mac OS.
  2. Download Windscribe VPN extension (tap on "Add to Chrome" and activate it under chrome://extensions/ or by clicking on the icon in the right corner near the address bar).
  1. Sign up for the service by clicking on Get Started or following the link.
  2. Choose your Service Plan, Free or Pro.
  1. Confirm your email address by going to the email address provided.

How to install extension

  1. Use your login information to enable VPN through Chrome extension.
  1. Click on the big connection button on the right side to activate the VPN connection. The connection status "You are now connected" or Autopilot will be displayed.
  1. Via Location Menu, select your preferred server, i.e. server country - USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, etc.
  1. Check your changed IP through this service.
  2. Disconnecting from the VPN service is done with the same button as activating it.

Features of the free version of Windscribe VPN

Windscribe VPN has a free version with some restrictions on traffic (2-10 GB limit) and countries. 10 free geolocations are available in the free version.

It is quite a suitable way to create a VPN connection via a mobile app or browser. You will have to use the service effectively so as not to use up your balance in a month.

By the way, if you refer a friend via a referral link, the Windscribe VPN service will give you 1 GB a month for free.

Pro version features and subscription price

A monthly subscription to the Windscribe VPN service costs $9.00. By subscribing for a year you save about half the money ($5.75 / month). You can save even more money if you want to buy a custom subscription. Just specify the countries and features you need. pro-versions

The pro version of Windscribe VPN offers the following features:

  • Unlimited use of traffic: surf the Internet and not think about limitations.
  • All locations unlocked. Servers located in more than 60 countries, including more than 100 cities.
  • Configuration generator: allows you to set up a connection via OpenVPN, IKEv2, SOCKS5, making protection even more reliable.
  • R.O.B.E.R.T algorithm blocks ads, trackers and viruses, acting as an intermediate firewall.

Reviews for Windscribe VPN

The average rating for Windscribe VPN app on Google Play is 4.1 (up to the end of 2022) - a very decent score among VPN apps.

Windscribe VPN advantages:

  • Extensive functionality - the service pays its price,
  • Attractive free version with the ability to increase free VPN traffic,
  • Large number of geo locations for changing IP and masking internet activity,
  • A lot of tools to enhance anonymity and traffic encryption.

Please share your experience of using this VPN app. What did you like or dislike about Windscribe VPN? It will be interesting to hear your opinion!

Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.