A VPN will switch your IP address by virtually placing you in a different location. When using a VPN, your internet traffic is routed through an encrypted tunnel so that no one, including your ISP, can see what you look at, or where you’re looking from.
You will appear to be in the same place as the server location. So if you are in the U.S., but connect to a VPN location in the UK, you will appear to be in the UK.
There are many advantages to using a VPN to hide your IP:
- First and foremost, your real location is hidden
- Your internet data is encrypted, resulting in a safer and more secure connection
- Easily switch between virtual locations, enabling a full and complete internet experience, unfettered by censorship or other firewall restrictions