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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

We take you through, step-by-step, the process of installing the popular IPVanish VPN service on your Mac.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

In this example, we're looking at installing IPVanish on a MacOS machine. A similar process follows for Windows, iOS, and Android.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Let's kick it off by going to IPVanish.com and hitting the Downloads button. Choose the Mac option.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Go ahead and start your Mac download.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Next, tell Safari that you're allowing this download.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Go to your Downloads section in Safari and open the IPVanish.dmg file.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Give the Mac permission to open the archive.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Drag the app icon into your Applications folder.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

IPVanish is installed. Launch it.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Go ahead and log in to IPVanish. If you haven't created an account yet, create one now.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Next, you'll need to install this helper tool that allows IPVanish to do its magic on the Mac.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

You'll be asked for yet more permission. If you want this to work, go ahead and approve it.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

IPVanish will present you with a little tour to get started. Go ahead and let it run.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Continuing the tour, IPVanish shows you how to select the server you want.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Continuing the tour, IPVanish shows you how your IP address will change.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Continuing the tour, IPVanish shows you how to enable or disable the VPN.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Continuing the tour, IPVanish welcomes you. It's time to use the software for real.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Your dashboard displays all your current options. I usually like to just use the defaults, but it's up to you. Hit Connect.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

You could also decide to choose from IPVanish's list of available countries.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Once you hit Connect, give IPVanish a moment to link you up.

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One of my favorite features is the usage graph. I love graphs.

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How to install IPVanish VPN on MacOS

Finally, IPVanish has a wide range of settings. Dig in to customize the experience to your personal prefer.

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