The auto-connect feature is a great way to make sure you get the most security out of your NordVPN account. However, when you use NordVPN, you can’t disconnect from it without disabling auto-connect first. It’s easy to forget to turn on auto-connect again, which can leave you unsecured. This is where the pause feature comes into play — you can disconnect when needed without disabling auto-connect.
You can pause your VPN for 5 min, 30 min, or 1 hour on Android devices and for 5 min, 15 min, or 1 hour on Windows. The pause feature is not available on other operating systems or devices at the moment.
While we recommend keeping your VPN turned on at all times to stay secure online, there are several cases when pausing it might be also beneficial:
This works exactly the same for both Android and Windows. When the time elapses, your VPN connection will be restored automatically — no further actions needed.
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