How to Disable a VPN on Any Device

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So, you’ve got ForestVPN set up on your device, adding that extra layer of privacy and security to your online escapades. But hey, there are times when you might want to take a breather from it, right? No worries! We’ve got you covered on how to gracefully disable ForestVPN on various devices.

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When Should You Turn Off a VPN?

In a perfect world, we’d have our VPNs on 24/7, like an impenetrable shield for our online activities. However, the real world throws curveballs, and sometimes, disabling your VPN makes life a bit simpler. Here are some scenarios:

  • Troubleshooting Network Issues: If your internet connection is acting up, a quick VPN pause might help diagnose the problem.
  • Low on Battery or Data: VPNs are power-hungry. If you’re running low on juice or data, a VPN break could be a smart move.
  • Initial Internet Setup: Setting up your internet for the first time? Some ISPs require a direct connection, sans VPN encryption.
  • Work or School Restrictions: Certain workplaces or schools frown upon VPN usage, so it’s best to follow the rules and hit pause when needed.
  • Access Blocked Sites or Services: Some platforms play hard to get with VPNs. Turn it off, and you might just get past their defenses.

How to Disable ForestVPN on Different Devices

iOS (iPhone and iPad)

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down and tap VPN & Device Management.
  4. Tap VPN.
  5. Toggle the switch to turn it off.


  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Network & Internet.
  3. Tap More connection settings.
  4. Tap VPN.
  5. Toggle the switch to turn it off.

Windows 11, 10, and Other Versions

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click Network & Internet.
  3. Click VPN.
  4. Select the VPN connection.
  5. Click Disconnect.


  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Open System Settings.
  3. Click the VPN icon.
  4. Select the VPN connection.
  5. Click Disconnect.


  1. Click the VPN icon.
  2. Select the VPN profile.
  3. Click Turn Off.

Fire TV Stick

  1. Navigate to Manage Installed Applications under Settings.
  2. Select the VPN app.
  3. Select Disable.


  1. Find your router’s IP address.
  2. Open your router’s configuration page.
  3. Locate VPN settings.
  4. Disable the VPN.
  5. Save changes and reboot your router.

What Happens When You Disable a VPN?

Turning off ForestVPN weakens your online security. Your ISP gains visibility, websites see your real IP, and you might lose access to certain content. Always remember, with great online power comes great responsibility!

Why Keep ForestVPN On?

Leaving ForestVPN on ensures continuous protection. Encrypt your traffic, stay anonymous with a different IP, and guard your online activities against potential threats. Whether banking, using public Wi-Fi, visiting unsecured websites, using P2P networks, or traveling – ForestVPN has your back!


Q: What if my VPN app is stuck or taking too long to disconnect? A: Try relaunching the app or restarting your device. If issues persist, update or reinstall the app.

Q: Does disabling my VPN put me in immediate danger? A: While not immediate, it does introduce risks. Unencrypted traffic exposes your IP, compromising privacy and security.

Q: How to disable VPN on a Chromebook? A: Click on Settings, then Network. Select the VPN connection and click Disconnect.

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