In these times, it is a very good idea to use a VPN service to connect to the internet in a safe and secure way. When we install any of these services on our iPhone, iPad or Mac, the app responsible for them in turn installs a VPN configuration profile so that we can access the service. Some profiles which, however, are not always properly deleted after you stop using the service. Fortunately, we can remove them manually, let’s see how.
Why you should delete a VPN profile
Before we get into how to delete a connection, let’s talk briefly about when. There are, mainly, two situations in which we will manually delete a profile
In either case, deleting the profile is the best option, a very simple option as well. On our Mac, we’ll do it exactly like this:
- In the Apple menu () we choose System Preferences.
- We entered Red.
- We touch the padlock at the bottom right and enter the Mac username and password or use Touch ID.
- In the sidebar we select the service we want to eliminate.
- We touch the “-” at the bottom of the list.
- We close the window.
- We choose Apply.
Meanwhile at our iPhone or iPad The steps to follow, although they are very similar in concept, are quite far in execution. They are just the following:
- We open the app Settings on our iPhone or iPad.
- We enter General.
- We played on VPN.
- We touch the “i” next to the connection we want to delete.
- We touch Remove VPN.
Without being something essential, it is good idea that after deleting the profile we restart our device to make sure the connections are reestablished correctly. From there, we can either end our job or go back to our VPN service app to reinstall the profile needed to use the service.
The truth is, VPN connections are generally very stable and rarely give errors. Rarely, however, is far from ever, so it’s worth having the method of removing these profiles at hand. If we are using or have used a VPN service and are experiencing extremely slow connections, errors, or simply not being able to access the internet, cleaning these small profiles is a good idea.
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