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How do VPNs work?

HQ VPN is a virtual private network (VPN). Watch a video to see how it works.

a VPN is a virtual private network

HQ VPN is a virtual private network (VPN). When you set up your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to connect to the internet through HQ VPN, all of your internet traffic is encrypted and routed through our servers.

Instead of directly connecting to websites, the server asks websites for content on your behalf. It uses the same IP address for multiple users, making it difficult for someone to correlate the requests.

it makes you more anonymous to trackers and hackers

This makes you more anonymous. This also means that if someone were to inspect your traffic, all they would see is encrypted data — even for connections that are not normally encrypted (anything served at http:// vs https://). Learn more about the threats it protects against.

By connecting to the network using the built in secure VPN software that Apple provides, HQ VPN protects web traffic coming through apps as well as websites.

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