What is a VPN and how can I turn it off?

To operate Habyts’ sophisticated access control features on your Apple iOS device, we use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to communicate directly with Apple's servers. You can imagine the VPN as a gateway through which all your web traffic passes.


You can manually turn off this VPN if you wish.


Note: If you turn off the VPN, Habyts will not be able to monitor or filter web traffic on your device.


To disable the VPN:

  1. Go to ‘Settings > VPN’, and look for the  ‘Habyts VPN’ listing.
  2. Tap the information icon next to ‘Habyts VPN’, then deselect ‘Connect on Demand’.
  3. Return to the ‘VPN’ panel.
  4. Ensure that ‘Habyts VPN’ is selected (blue tick) and that VPN status is ‘Not Connected’.


Note: If you try to disconnect before ‘Connect on Demand’ has been disabled, the VPN will re-activate.


After the Habyts VPN has been disabled, re-activation is only possible with the Parent Password.

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