How To Turn Off VPN on iPad

Vpn On Ipad

Everything is becoming digital, and with significant advancements in technology comes great threats. A VPN connection helps you surf the web safely and privately. However, setting up and removing a VPN connection on iOS is tricky compared to other platforms. Today, we will learn how to turn it off or disable it entirely on the iPad. 

Quick Answer

To turn off the VPN on the iPad, you can use any of the four methods mentioned below.

• Using the Settings application.
Uninstalling the VPN.
Removing the VPN’s profile.
• Turning off iCloud Private Relay.

This article will cover all possible methods to turn off VPN on the iPad and some extra info for your good. There are four known and most used methods that we are going to explain step by step. 

Method #1: Using the Settings Application

Sadly, there’s no way to turn your VPN off from the Control Center. So, we’ll be using the Settings application instead. Here’s how you can turn the VPN off on your iPad using Settings.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
  2. Toggle the VPN switch off below the “Cellular” option.
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This is the easiest way to turn your VPN off. However, often, especially on Public Betas, the toggle switch remains unresponsive. 

Method #2: Uninstalling the VPN 

Sometimes, when the VPN stops working properly or you don’t feel the need for it, you can permanently delete the VPN application from your iPad. Again for this method, we have to use the Settings application to start the execution of our expedition. 

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Here are the steps to uninstall the VPN from your iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
  2. Head to iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll down to your VPN’s name.
  4. Tap the application, and tap “Delete App”. Your VPN will automatically be removed as soon as you delete it.

This method is suitable for folks who don’t need VPN anymore or have problems with the existing one and want to replace it with a new one.

Method #3: Deleting Your VPN’s Profile

When you don’t want to delete the VPN from your iPad but don’t want to use it for the time being, you can remove the VPN profile from the iPad. This way, you won’t be able to use the VPN until you set up another profile again.

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Follow the steps below to remove your profile from your iPad.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
  2. Head to “General” > “VPN & Device Management” > “VPN”. You’ll now be able to see the VPNs that are installed on your iPad.
  3. Tap the information ⓘ icon beside your VPN’s name and tap Delete VPN.

There you have it. You have removed the profile from your iPad without error or causing a major issue. When you feel like it, you can again set up a profile to continue using your iPad with a secured and private connection.

Method #4: Turning Off the iCloud Relay

iCloud Relay is Apple’s VPN that provides a safe and secure environment to browse over the internet. However, iCloud Private Relay comes at a cost, unlike other traditional free VPNs. With this method, you can learn how to turn it off if it’s on. 

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Here are the following steps to turn off the iCloud Private Relay.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap your profile picture.
  3. In the Apple ID, select the “iCloud” icon
  4. Tap the option named “Private Relay”.
  5. Toggle the switch off to turn off the iCloud Private Relay.
  6. Close the Settings app.
Keep in Mind

Private Relay only works on Apple’s Safari browser, whereas a traditional VPN works on every browser. While using a traditional VPN, no one knows your IP address except the VPN provider. But with Private Relay, even Apple doesn’t know about your address, making it more secure than a traditional browser.

After all these steps, you have finally turned off the Private Relay on your iPad. You can use this same method for iPhones. 


After going through all the methods, turning off the VPN on your iPad wasn’t that hard, right? You can use any of the above-explained methods which fit your situation well.

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