How to Manually Setup PPTP on Android Nougat

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Android is the the most popular and most reliable operating system for smartphones today. It was developed by Google back in 2003 and so far released 8 generations starting from the first generation which was known as the Android Gingerbread all the way to the latest Android Oreo which was released recently. The most popular generation was the 7th generation or the Android Nougat. The Android system has its own built in security measures, however, when it comes to online privacy, online security, and online freedom, that is a different story. The online risks and online surveillance are increasing each day and this is why users have prioritized the use of a virtual private network or VPN service. One of the most commonly used security protocol by VPN service provider is the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol or PPTP. Even though PPTP is not considered the most secure protocol compared to other protocols used yet it is very widely used by VPN providers among other protocols. There are 2 ways to secure your Android Nougat device with a VPN’s PPTP connection. You can either download the VPN application with the PPTP protocol built in it or you can manually configure a PPTP connection on your device itself. In this tutorial we will show you how to manually setup a VPN’s PPTP connection directly in your Android Nougat device.


Setting Up PPTP on Android Nougat


1- From the main applications panel, tap on “Settings


2- Under “Mobile data” in the settings menu, tap on “More


3- Tap on “VPN


4- From the bottom of the screen, tap on the “+” sign to add a new VPN profile


5- In the field labeled “Name” enter the name you want to give to the PPTP VPN connection that you are creating (It is sometimes preferred to give it the same name as your VPN service provider)


6- Tap to open the drop-down labeled “Type” and select “PPTP


7- In the field labeled “Server address”, enter the hostname of the VPN server you want to connect to (this can be found on your VPN provider’s website but make sure that the server you chose supports PPTP protocol)


8- Tap to check the checkbox labeled “PPP encryption (MPPE)” and make sure that the checkbox labeled “Show advanced options” is unchecked


9- Tap on “Save


Connecting to the VPN PPTP Server


1- From the main applications page, tap on “Settings


2- From the settings page below “Mobile data”, tap on “More


3- Tap on “VPN


4- Tap on the VPN profile name you just created


5- In the field labeled “Username”, enter your VPN account username


6- In the field labeled “Password”, enter your VPN account password


7- Tap to check the checkbox labeled “Save account information


8- Tap on “Connect


Once the connection is complete, this means that you have successfully created and established a VPN’s PPTP connection