How to Download, Install & Use ExpressVPN on Android

ExpressVPN comes with a native Android app, available for an extensive range of devices. With that said, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to set-up ExpressVPN app on your Android 5.0 or newer – so, here’s all you need to know.


If you have an older version of Android (version 4.4 or older), you can no longer use ExpressVPN’s native app. Instead, you can configure ExpressVPN manually.

1. First, you must subscribe to ExpressVPN (use the provided link).

2. Select ‘Get ExpressVPN,’ pick a subscription, and input your details. 

3. Once done, return to ExpressVPN’s website (to its homepage). 

4. Use the website’s main menu to tap on ‘My Account.’

Logging to ExpressVPN Website on Smartphone

5. Then, sign-in to your account using your email and password. 

6. Keep your eye on your email inbox, as you’ll need to paste a verification code from there.

7. ExpressVPN’s website should automatically recognize that you’re on Android. 

Google Play Store Link for ExpressVPN

8. At this moment, you should see two options. Tap on ‘Get it on Google Play.’

9. The Play Store will now open, from where you can download the ExpressVPN app

10. If you don’t have the Play Store, tap on ‘Download APK’ to download the app manually.

Installing ExpressVPN Android App Manually

11. Install the VPN app – manually (following on-screen prompts) or via the Play Store.

12. Then, launch ExpressVPN and tap on ‘Sign In.’

13. You will be asked for your email and password, so input the required information.

14. Decide if you want to send anonymous data (tap on ‘OK’ or ‘No, Thanks’). 

ExpressVPN Usage Collection Prompt

15. Also, tap on ‘OK‘ when asked to install a VPN profile on your Android.

Installing VPN Profile on Android

16. At this moment, you should see ExpressVPN’s home screen.

17. To connect to the nearest server, tap on the prominent ON/OFF button

Connecting to ExpressVPN Server

18. To disconnect, tap the ON/OFF button again, and the interface will turn red. 

19. If you want to pick a custom server, tap on the ‘Smart Location‘ button.

Choosing Different ExpressVPN Server

20. Pick any server using the tabs at the top of your screen (select a server’s name). 

21. Once you return to ExpressVPN’s home page, tap the ON/OFF button again. 

Connected to ExpressVPN Server

22. That’s it – you’ve now picked a custom server, and you’ve secured your data!

ExpressVPN should work without any issues on your Android device. However, just like with any other app, technical problems might arise on occasion. So, here’s what to do if ExpressVPN doesn’t work on your Android device.

This is where we conclude our guide on how to set-up ExpressVPN on Android. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below. Lastly, thanks for reading!



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