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ExpressVPN’s Smart Location feature automatically picks the VPN server location that provides the optimal experience for you. The Smart Location algorithm selects this location based on key metrics such as download speed, latency, and distance.
Note: It is not possible to disable the Smart Location feature or change your Smart Location. If you do not want to connect with Smart Location, you can connect to a different VPN location instead. Learn how to choose the right VPN location for you.
Who should use Smart Location?
You are recommended to use Smart Location if you:
- Want a secure and private connection
- Get faster speeds. (You can get also get faster speeds by connecting to a VPN location closest to your physical location)
- Do not have a location preference
If you do not want to connect with Smart Location, you can connect to a different VPN server location.
How to connect with Smart Location
Refer to the section corresponding to your device below.
By default, Smart Location is suggested the first time you connect to ExpressVPN. Select the On Button to connect.
By default, the first time you connect, ExpressVPN will suggest Smart Location for you.
If you want to connect to Smart Location again after connecting to other VPN locations:
- Sign in to the ExpressVPN router dashboard.
- Select on the device group you wish to change location for.
- Select the location under Smart Location.
Connect to a different VPN server location
If you do not want to connect with Smart Location, you can connect to a different VPN location instead. Learn how to choose the right VPN location for you.
Connect to a different server location for…
- ExpressVPN Windows app
- ExpressVPN Mac app
- ExpressVPN iOS app
- ExpressVPN Android app
- ExpressVPN Linux app
- ExpressVPN router app