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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.

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Who should use Smart Location?
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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.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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How to connect with Smart Location

Refer to the section corresponding to your device below.

Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS

By default, Smart Location is suggested the first time you connect to ExpressVPN. Select the On Button to connect.

To connect, tap the On Button.

Linux

To connect using Smart Location, enter

expressvpn connect smart

Enter “expressvpn connect smart” to connect to the Smart Location on Linux.

Routers

By default, the first time you connect, ExpressVPN will suggest Smart Location for you.

Once you see “Connected,” your devices are secured by a VPN.

If you want to connect to Smart Location again after connecting to other VPN locations:

  1. Sign in to the ExpressVPN router dashboard.
  2. Select More icon. on the device group you wish to change location for.
  3. Select the location under Smart Location.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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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.

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Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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