All Samsung Galaxy owners should change one Wi-Fi setting on their smartphone

The South Korean tech giant has announced that it has teamed up with one of the leading VPN providers – PureVPN – to make Wi-Fi hotspots more secure. The partnership between Samsung and PureVPN has helped strengthen the Secure Wi-Fi feature on Galaxy smartphones, which since 2017 has attempted to make browsing the internet when connected to an unsecured, public Wi-Fi network safer. And now a further layer of privacy will be added that helps mask users’ identity and their traffic when hooked up to a Wi-Fi hotspot. If you’re not too familiar with VPNs and want to find out more then check out our guides on the services available on the market as well as the around.

One of the best things about a VPN – which stands for virtual private network – is how it helps strengthen users’ privacy by encrypting traffic and hiding a person’s location.

And now some of the features you’d associate with a VPN will be available when you hook up to a Wi-Fi hotspot thanks to PureVPN’s Enhanced Privacy Protection (EPP) being integrated into Samsung’s Secure Wi-Fi.

This will help protect user data from “online threats, manipulation and misuse”.

Speaking about this new partnership Bilal Saleem Khan, the vice president for Technology Partnerships at PureVPN, said: “We’re proud to be partnering with Samsung at a time when there is increased focus on digital security and privacy globally. These are the absolute rights of all internet users and we’re happy Samsung is leading from the front in the mobile device space”.

Samsung Galaxy users get up to 250MB of data that can be protected with Secure Wi-Fi for free each month, but more data is available with other plans.

If you want to activate Samsung Secure Wi-Fi here’s how to do it in the settings…

• Go to Settings > Biometrics and security

• Tap Secure Wi-Fi

• Review the information and then press Continue

• Allow any necessary permissions. To begin protecting yourself while browsing the internet, tap Protect

• Tap Protection plan to view your current plan. Tap Upgrade to sign up for a new plan

If you require additional protection, for instance with your 5G mobile browsing, then you can sign up to one of the PureVPN deals available right now.

A range of PureVPN plans are available with money-off, with the deal we’d recommend being the two year plan.

This is available with three months free as well as an 82 percent saving which slashes the price from £10.24 a month to £1.86.

If you’re planning on subscribing to a VPN for several years though a five year deal is available which slashes the price from £10.24 again to just £1.39 a month.

That’s an 86 percent saving, and with both of these plans PureVPN offers a 31 day money back guarantee.

You will also be able to take advantage of around the clock customer support and connect to over 6,500 secure servers in more than 78 countries.

PureVPN can also be used on Android, iOS, Linux, Windows and macOS.