Quickest Ways to Set Up & Properly Use Opera's Built-in VPN

Opera's built-in VPN is free and can be easily activated in Settings

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Key notes

  • Opera is one of the few web browsers to come up with a completely free built-in VPN.
  • Using it isn't all hard, so we created a guide to explain how you can make the most of it.
  • Not only will we show you how to set it up and use it on PC, but also on Android and iOS.
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In an age where every bit of information is available to you via the Internet, so is your digital footprint available to those you may not be interested in finding out what you do.

There are plenty of ways you can avoid being tracked, from using a VPN service to accessing websites via specialized web browsers that come with built-in VPNs.

Speaking of which, one browser does manage to stand out in terms of how good it is from a privacy point of view, and that is Opera.

Since there are many of you that haven’t probably tried it yet, we’ve decided to create this step-by-step guide on how you can make use of Opera’s built-in VPN efficiently.

Does VPN in Opera work?

Yes, it totally does! And, furthermore, you don’t even need to search for a browser extension in order to have this service on your Opera browser.

Why? Because it is an integral part of your favorite browser, which means that no additional third-party tools are needed.

Does Opera VPN hide my IP address?

The Opera VPN is a highly secure proxy service that actually spoofs your location by hiding your IP address, so it’s important to know how to use Opera’s free VPN service.

You will find that Opera VPN is better than most proxies because it encrypts your data, but it won’t offer the comprehensive privacy and protection that a full VPN provides.

Is Opera VPN free to use?

Yes, it comes totally free, and you would also like to know that it has no data limits above which you would have to pay extra.

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There is no subscription, login, data restriction, or any other type of payment required to download.

How do I use Opera’s built-in VPN?

1. How to use Opera VPN on PC?

  1. Download and install Opera.
  2. Press the Settings button on the left of the screen.
  3. On the Opera Settings page, scroll down until you find VPN settings.
  4. Move the slider next to Enable VPN to activate it.
  5. Restart your browser.

Now that you’ve performed these changes, you should be able to see an extra utility button called VPN appear next to the URL search box whenever you open a new tab.

Whenever you want to access an otherwise restricted location, simply press that button, and select a new Virtual Location.

There are 4 settings to choose from:

  • Optimal location
  • Europe
  • Americas
  • Asia

After choosing the continent you can go ahead and be more specific with your actual location.

Once you select a new server, simply refresh the page you were currently on, and you will be able to see it as if you were from that region.

Remember that you have unlimited traffic when using Opera’s VPN, so don’t worry about the traffic log that it features, it is just there to inform you how much data was used, nothing else.

2. How to use Opera VPN on iPhone

  1. Access Opera’s in-app settings by tapping the Opera icon located in the bottom-right corner.
  2. From the menu that pops up, select Settings.
  3. Toggle the VPN on and off by tapping the VPN slider.opera vpn iphone

3. How to use Opera VPN on Android?

  1. Access Opera’s in-app settings by tapping the Opera icon located in the bottom-right corner.
  2. From the menu that pops up, select Settings.
  3. Select VPN.chrome menu
  4. Turn it on by tapping the VPN slider.opera android vpn

How does Opera choose a VPN location?

When you turn on Opera’s VPN, your IP address will be replaced with a virtual one, making it harder for websites to track your location and identify your computer.

That being said, if you haven’t already pre-selected an area for your VPN, the app will automatically select the closest region to you, by default.

If that doesn’t work for your needs, you can simply replace it with another zone of your preference, as in the screenshot above.

By following these steps, you should now be able to efficiently make use of Opera’s VPN, and no longer have to worry about having to pay for a third-party VPN or using free VPNs that aren’t safe just to access content from another region.

Now you know how to configure and how to use Opera’s free VPN, how to use Opera’s VPN for other programs as well, and how to use the Opera VPN for Netflix.

Let us know if you found this brief tutorial helpful by leaving us your feedback in the comments section below.

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