Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Add a Virtual Private Network

A virtual private network (VPN) encrypts your internet traffic and protects your online identity via a secured remote server and is most commonly used when remotely accessing company systems (e.g., company email, intranet sites, etc.).

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Connections Connections settings icon > More connection settings.
  3. Tap VPN.
  4. Tap the Menu icon More menu icon (upper-right), then tap Add VPN profile.
  5. If presented with a lock screen notification, tap OK.
    Note Refer to Change the Device Password (Pattern, PIN or Password) for assistance.
  6. From the Name field, enter the appropriate name.
    Note Contact the VPN administrator for assistance with server information and credentials.
    Note The options may vary when selecting Advanced IPsec VPN.
  7. From the Type field, tap the Dropdown menu Drop down menu icon then select the VPN type:
    • PPTP
    • L2TP/IPSec PSK
    • L2TP/IPsec RSA
    • IPSec Hybrid RSA
    • IPSec Xauth PSK
  8. Enter the required information into the applicable fields then tap Save (lower-right).
    Note If applicable, tap Show advanced options to configure the following:
    Note The available options vary depending upon the selected VPN type.
    • Server address
    • DNS search domains
    • DNS servers
    • Forwarding routes