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Creating an iOS Widget


You can add PIA to your list of widgets on your iOS device. A widget is a small extension used for real time app-specific functionality from the lock screen or home screen when swiping to the right. With PIA added as a widget, you will be able to connect or disconnect to the last server selected.

Step 1:

On the lock screen or from your home screen, swipe right on the screen. This will display the Today View where all widgets are located.

Step 2:

Once in Today View, scroll down to the bottom and tap the edit button.

Step 3:

From here, you will see the widgets already added to Today View at the with red remove symbols to the left and unadded widgets with green add symbols.

Step 4:

Scroll down to the list and locate PIA VPN. The list is alphabetical making it easy to find.

Step 5:

Once located, click the green add symbol and PIA should now be added to the Today View screen.

When clicking on Connect, the app will automatically be launched and connect to the last server that was used and to verify a successful connection. The app will also open when disconnecting. This is helpful if you would like to make a new server connection or change settings.

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First published: 10/04/2020

Last updated: Mar 17, 2021 by Kaneesha D