How to Disable VPN on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to disable VPN on your Mac? Whether you want to temporarily turn off your VPN or completely uninstall it, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to disable VPN on your Mac and regain access to the internet without the use of a virtual private network.

Temporary Disabling of VPN

If you only need to temporarily disable your VPN without removing it completely from your system, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Go to the menu bar at the top right corner of your screen and click on the VPN icon. It typically appears as a small padlock or a globe icon.
  2. Step 2: A drop-down menu will appear showing a list of available VPN connections. Click on the one that is currently active.
  3. Step 3: From the sub-menu that appears, click on the option that says “Disconnect”.

Congratulations! You have successfully disabled your VPN connection on your Mac. You can now browse the internet without going through a virtual private network.

Uninstalling VPN from Your Mac

If you no longer wish to use a VPN and want to remove it completely from your system, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open Finder by clicking on its icon located in the Dock at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Step 2: In Finder, click on the “Applications” folder located in the sidebar.
  3. Step 3: Look for the VPN application you want to uninstall. It may have a name like “VPNClient” or “VPNProvider”.
  4. Step 4: Once you locate the VPN application, click on it and drag it to the Trash icon in the Dock.

    Alternatively, you can right-click on the application and select “Move to Trash”.

  5. Step 5: After moving the VPN application to Trash, right-click on the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash”. Confirm your action when prompted.

Your VPN has now been completely uninstalled from your Mac. You can now enjoy browsing without any VPN service running in the background.


If you encounter any issues while disabling or uninstalling your VPN, try restarting your Mac and following the steps again. If problems persist, consult the support documentation provided by your VPN provider for more specific instructions.

We hope this guide has helped you disable or uninstall your VPN on Mac. Remember, it’s always a good idea to use a reliable VPN service when accessing sensitive information online for enhanced privacy and security. Happy browsing!

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