Make your connection safer and smoother

When you use Google Fi’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), your internet traffic is encrypted and protected. Encrypted data takes up a little more space and uses about 10% more data.

When your Wi-Fi connection is unusable, your phone will start using mobile data. If you're in the middle of a download, it might keep downloading over mobile data. To go back to Wi-Fi, try moving closer to your router or access point, or pick a different network.

To turn on the Google Fi VPN:

  1. Open the Google Fi app.
  2. Go to "Phone Settings" and tap Fi Network Tools.
  3. Turn on Enhance network. You're connected when the status bar shows .

Google Fi VPN won't handle this information:

  • Traffic on your local network. For example, your connected home devices.
  • Your work profile. VPN is only active for your primary profile.
  • Your tethered devices.
  • Anything you do while your phone is on Airplane mode.
  • Information handled through apps that bypass VPNs.
  • Some Google services traffic.

Where you can use Google Fi VPN

  • United States
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
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