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How to Change Protocol on ExtremeVPN iOS App
May 2, 2023
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The ExtremeVPN app must be disconnected to switch between protocols. When the Automatic Protocol Selection option is disabled, the VPN protocol becomes visible.

The type of VPN protocol you use affects the performance and stability of your connection. Choose the right protocol when connecting to a VPN server that will select the most suitable connection settings for you. However, ExtremeVPN recommends using the automatic protocol for optimal settings. You can switch protocols manually; if that doesn’t work.

Protocol Guide:

Wireguard: (Recommended)

Wireguard offers a quick and secure VPN connection for internet browsing and streaming.


UDP is mostly used for streaming and downloading. It offers a fast VPN connection with medium encryption.


TCP is more stable, although slightly slower, and is typically used for web browsing.


IKEv2 is among the fastest VPN protocols for streaming and downloading, providing a steady connection.

Wondering how to switch between protocols? Follow the instructions below 👇

  • Tap the Hamburger icon (≡) from the top left.

Connected Servers

  • Tap ⚙️ Settings.


  • Tap Advanced from the general settings tab.Settings
  • Tap Connection Protocol.

Connection Protocol

  • Toggle Automatic selection.
  • A pop-up will appear; tap Yes to proceed.


  • Choose your preferred protocol from the list.

Connection protocol Automatic

  • Your protocol will successfully change Upon selection.
Connection Details

Connect to Fallback: If your desired protocol is unavailable, this option will connect you to the next best alternative. Once finished, return to the Locations page and connect with your desired location.

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