Congratulations on becoming an Activate VPN customer! We wrote this guide to try and guide you on the initial setup and use of our iOS app. If you run into any issues along the way, please reach out and we will assist you
he contents of this article encompass multiple sections that provide a comprehensive breakdown of the installation procedure on an iPhone or iPad. To promptly access a particular section, consult the enumerated list below:
For the installation of the iOS edition of Activate VPN, you need to incorporate it into your iPhone or iPad via the App Store available on your device.
- On your iPhone or iPad, tap the icon above or open the App Store app.
- Tap the Search tab to look for Activate Privacy" or click this link HERE and then click on the app to go to the Activate Privacy app page.
- Press the Get button by tapping or clicking on it. In case you encounter the Open button instead of a price or Get button, it indicates that you've already downloaded the app.
- You will need to authorize the installation. iOS 16+ shown on an iPhone 13. Your process may require you to enter your lock code, or your thumbprint.
Downloading the Activate Privacy app will not incur any charges. To launch the app, either tap "Open" or locate its icon on your home screen and open it.
Logging Into the iOS App
To login to the app, the first thing you'll need to do is to open it up. Locate it in the app store and open it, or click the icon on your home screen
First Time Opening
Login with your LICENSE KEY
Use your email address as your login and the password is your ACTIVATION KEY CODE.
Need your key? See our article on How to Activate Your License Key
Setting up the VPN
Activate Privacy's iOS app for the iPhone and iPad includes a powerful Virtual Private Network (VPN) feature that masks your true IP address and location, giving you privacy and making it appear that your device is in another country or city.
First, tap on the VPN icon on the main screen
Upon your initial launch of the VPN service, you will receive a prompt to integrate the VPN Configuration into your device. Tap "Allow" to proceed. There is a possibility that you might also be asked to input your passcode.
Following that, pick the country/city where you wish your device to seem as though it is positioned. Subsequently, tap "Activate", and your device will be shielded and present itself as if it is situated in the chosen location!
The document scanning tool will scour the documents stored on your device, seeking out sensitive information such as passwords and banking details. This information should not be retained on your phone, as it could potentially become susceptible to hacking.
To open the tool, tap the "Document Scanner" button on the main screen.
Next, click the cog wheel icon to change what is scanned, and click "Scan" to begin the scan.
Dark Web Scanner
Employing a dark web scanner to verify if your email or password exists within the dark web realm represents a proactive measure in safeguarding your personal information from potential sale or malicious exploitation. Through dark web scanning, you can ascertain whether your email or password has been compromised, enabling you to proactively alter your login credentials or activate two-factor authentication. This proactive approach aids in thwarting unauthorized entry into your accounts and mitigates the likelihood of identity theft or other cyber offenses. In essence, leveraging a dark web scanner offers reassurance and empowers you to manage your online security effectively.
To open the Dark Web Scanner, tap the "Dark Web" icon on the main screen.
Now select if you are searching for your email or a password for possible exposure, and enter it into the empty box and tap "Scan" to begin.
Once the scan is finished, you'll be presented with a breakdown of the places where your data has been compromised in different data breaches. By tapping on any of these breaches, you can access additional information. The illustration below provides a depiction of the outcomes obtained from searching the test email address, email@example.com.
Ad Block & Tracking Blocker
Upon your initial launch of the advertising and tracking blocker, you'll receive a prompt requesting permission for access. To commence, begin by tapping the toggle switch for either the Ad Blocker or Tracking Blocker on the main screen.
On your phone, go into Settings, then tap Safari, and then tap Extensions and you will see the Activate Privacy app feature toggle switches turned off. Simply tap them to allow the features to be enabled.
Go back to the Activate Privacy app, where you can now toggle the Ad Blocker and Tracking blockers on and off as you wish.