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        Alex5723
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        Bug in iOS 13.3.1 and later keeps VPNs from encrypting traffic, but there’s a simple workaround

        …Here’s what’s happening with this bug:

        Typically, when you connect to a virtual private network (VPN), the operating system of your device closes all existing Internet connections and then re-establishes them through the VPN tunnel.

        A member of the Proton community discovered that in iOS version 13.3.1, the operating system does not close existing connections. (The issue also persists in the latest version, 13.4.) Most connections are short-lived and will eventually be re-established through the VPN tunnel on their own. However, some are long-lasting and can remain open for minutes to hours outside the VPN tunnel.

        Workaround
        Apple is aware of the problem and working on a solution but in the meantime, Proton VPN mentions the easiest workaround is to:

        Connect to your VPN
        Turn on Airplane Mode
        Turn off Airplane Mode…

        Apple says the other solution is to use device management software to enable “Always-on VPN to mitigate this issue.”

        Bug in iOS 13.3.1 and later keeps VPNs from encrypting traffic, but there’s a simple workaround

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