Google One VPN Not Working? Here's Why.

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Your Google One VPN is not working because the service has been discontinued since June 20, 2024

VPN Service to be Discontinued

Starting from June 20, 2024, Google One will no longer offer its VPN by Google One service. However, the service will still be available for Pixel 7 devices and newer, and through Google Fi as the company shifts its focus toward the most in-demand features. As part of their system settings, Pixel 8 and newer devices will offer a built-in VPN service.

Users of Pixel 7 devices will receive a system update in June 2024, enabling VPN by Google, a built-in VPN for Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, and Fold, as per Google’s announcement. However, the company notes that Pixel 7 users can continue to use the soon-to-be-discontinued VPN by Google One service as long as they update their system software.

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Other VPN services are available through the Google Play Store, and Pixel users will be able to continue using the VPN by Google One service until it is removed from the Google One app.

To delete your Google One VPN profile, go to Settings > Connection & Sharing > VPN and select Google One. Tap Settings and select Delete VPN Profile. Once you have deleted the profile, you can turn off the service in the Google One app by navigating to Benefits > VPN and tapping View Details and turning it off. If you encounter connection issues, you can also stop the VPN from system settings by going to Settings > Network & Internet > VPN and turning off “Use VPN”.

Google One Explains Why It’s Discontinuing VPN Service

Google says it’s discontinuing its VPN service to focus on features that are in higher demand.

“With the focus to provide the most in-demand features, VPN by Google One is discontinued,” Google said in a statement. “However, it’ll continue to be available as a built-in capability on Pixel 7 and up devices and via Google Fi Wireless.”

Naturally, you can consider getting another VPN service at a discounted price.

The company adds that users can continue to use Google One’s dark web report feature, which is rolling out to all users in the next month or so, regardless of whether they’re a paying Google One member.

Dark Web Report to be Available to All Users

Starting in late July, Google will make its dark web report feature, which notifies you if your sensitive information is found on the dark web, available to all users with a consumer Google Account, even if they don’t subscribe to Google One.

Introduced in 2021, dark web report monitors your email address, phone number, and other personal details and alerts you if they turn up in data breaches. Google says that it won’t send you to the dark web to investigate the source of the information.

As a result, dark web report will no longer require a Google One membership starting later this month, and the feature will be available in tandem with Google’s Results About You tool, which surfaces and helps you remove personal information from search results.

Differentiating Dark Web Report from Results About You

Dark web report and Results About You are two similar but distinct features. While dark web report notifies you of data breaches, Results About You allows you to remove your personal info from Google’s search results.

Results About You is available globally, while the dark web report is available in 46 countries.

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