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How to use AdGuard VPN in countries with Internet restrictions

In certain regions, such as China, Iran, and Russia, users might have problems connecting to AdGuard VPN. Here are the options that might help.

Accessing AdGuard VPN’s website

If is not accessible, try using the mirror website.


To avoid potential phishing or malicious websites, only follow mirror links provided in this Knowledge base or by the AdGuard VPN support team.

Downloading the app

AdGuard VPN for iOS

If don't see AdGuard VPN in your App Store, try changing the country or region in your Apple ID settings:

  1. Open the App Store and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Country/Region.
  3. Tap Change Country or Region.
  4. Select a country, then accept the terms and conditions.

Alternative ways

After changing the region, install AdGuard VPN.

AdGuard VPN for Android

If you have problems with Google Play, download the APK file from AdGuard VPN's mirror website.

AdGuard VPN for Mac

Download the installation file from AdGuard VPN's mirror website.

AdGuard VPN for Windows

Download the installation file from AdGuard VPN's mirror website.

Other useful tips

  • Always make sure that you are using the latest version of AdGuard VPN, as updates typically include vital fixes and enhancements.

  • Use AdGuard VPN’s full-fledged apps instead of browser extensions for a more robust and stable connection.

  • If you encounter problems connecting to a particular location, try connecting to another one. If all locations fail to respond, restart the app to refresh the server list.

  • Try switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi: the problem may be network-specific.

  • If you use AdGuard VPN alongside AdGuard Ad Blocker on mobile, ensure that the General or VPN operating mode is selected in the app settings.

  • If you have connectivity issues, do not enable Use QUIC in Advanced settings.

If all else fails, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team at for further assistance.