What’s happening to VPN by Google One?

Starting June 20, 2024, VPN by Google One will be discontinued.

VPN alternatives

  • As part of its phone plans, Google Fi Wireless offers a VPN. Try Google Fi Wireless with VPN at no charge through go/g1fivpn.
  • As part of their system settings, Pixel 8 and newer devices offer a built-in VPN.
  • Pixel 7 devices
    • After VPN by Google One is removed from the Google One app, Pixel 7 users can continue to use VPN functionality when they update their system software.
    • Through a system update on June 3, 2024, Pixel enables VPN by Google, a built-in VPN, for Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, and Fold.
  • Other VPNs available in the Play Store.

Remove VPN by Google One from your device

  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the sidebar, click Applications.
    • You can also use Spotlight to search for VPN by Google One.
  3. Drag "VPN by Google One" to the Trash.
    1. Right-click on "VPN by Google One."
    2. Select Move to Trash.
      • If you're asked for a username and password, enter the credentials of an administrator account on your Mac. This can be the name and password you use to log in to your Mac.

Android

Delete your VPN profile
  1. On your phone or tablet, go to Settings.
  2. Tap Connection & sharing and then VPN.
    • The “Connection & sharing” tab may have another name for different devices, such as "Network & internet."
  3. Next to "Google One," tap Settings Settings.
  4. Select Delete VPN profile.
  5. If needed, tap Save.
Turn off the VPN from the Google One app

Important: Make sure you're logged into your Google account.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google One app Google One.
  2. At the bottom, tap Benefits.
  3. Find the VPN benefit.
  4. Tap View details.
  5. Turn off the VPN.

iOS

Delete your VPN profile
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings.
  2. Tap General and then VPN & Device Management.
  3. Next to "VPN By Google One,” tap Settings Settings.
  4. Select Delete VPN profile.
Turn off the VPN from the Google One app
  1. Sign in to your Google Account.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google One app Google One.
  3. At the bottom, tap Benefits.
  4. Find the VPN benefit.
  5. Tap View details.
  6. Turn off the VPN.

Delete desktop apps

Uninstall VPN by Google One on Windows

  1. Open Start menu and then Settings.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. Under “Apps & features,” search for VPN by Google One.
  4. Click VPN by Google One and then Uninstall.
  5. Confirm uninstall prompt.

Uninstall VPN by Google One on MacOS

  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the sidebar, click Applications.
    • You can also use Spotlight to search for VPN by Google One.
  3. Drag "VPN by Google One" to the Trash.
    1. Right-click on "VPN by Google One."
    2. Select Move to Trash.
      • If you're asked for a username and password, enter the credentials of an administrator account on your Mac. This can be the name and password you use to log in to your Mac.

FAQs

Why was VPN by Google One discontinued?
With the focus to provide the most in-demand features, VPN by Google One is discontinued. However, it’ll continue to be available as a built-in capability on Pixel 7 and up devices and via Google Fi Wireless.
What happens when VPN service is deactivated while I use it?
The Google One app shows an alert that indicates the VPN functionality is no longer available. Soon after that, any new or existing VPN connections disconnect automatically.
Differences between VPN by Google One and VPN by Google
  • For the best performance on Pixel, VPN by Google is optimized and provides a fully integrated experience in the phone’s settings.
  • Based on which network the phone is connected to, VPN by Google can automatically connect or disconnect itself.
  • The option to use a broader IP address region, like country-level IP address versus city-level or state-level, isn’t available in VPN by Google.
  • The ability to block the internet if the VPN gets disconnected isn’t available in VPN by Google.

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