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Setup Tutorials

How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Requirements

In order to set up the PPTP VPN you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your VPN username, password and VPN server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

If you still want to set up PPTP VPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

PPTP VPN Setup instructions

  1. Swipe down and go to “Settings” (1).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 1

  2. Tap on “Network & Internet” (2).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 2

  3. Go to “VPN” (3).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 3

  4. Tap on “+” sign (4) to add a VPN profile.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 4

  5. If you don’t have a lock screen PIN set on your device, you will be asked to set one. Tap on “OK” (5) and set the PIN.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 5

  6. After finishing the PIN setup, edit the VPN profile as follows:

    In the “Name” field enter the desired name for your connection. We recommend to name it: CactusVPN (PPTP).

    Make sure “PPTP” is selected for the “Type” drop-down menu.

    In the “Server address” field enter the IP address of the CactusVPN server you want to connect to. You can find all the available servers in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

    Tap the “Save” button.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 6

  7. To connect, tap on the newly created connection and enter your VPN username and VPN password (6). You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).

    Tap on “Connect” (7).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on Android Oreo: Step 7

  8. To end the VPN session tap on the active VPN profile and tap “Disconnect”.

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