How turn on WireGuard in the Mullvad app


Last updated: 28 July 2020

Turn on WireGuard

Depending on your operating system, WireGuard® might already be enabled:

  • Android and iOS users, WireGuard is always used so you don’t need to do anything.
  • macOS and Linux users, WireGuard is the default protocol. If you only want to use WireGuard and never OpenVPN, follow the steps below.
  • Windows users, follow the steps below to use WireGuard.

For desktop users, follow these simple steps for connecting to our WireGuard servers in the Mullvad VPN app:

  1. Click on the gear icon.
  2. Click on Advanced.
  3. Under Tunnel protocol, select WireGuard.
  4. That’s it! If you’re connected, the app will automatically try reconnecting with the new setting.

Manage WireGuard keys

Here’s how to access the WireGuard key management options:

  1.  Click on the gear icon.
  2.  Click on Advanced.
  3.  Click on WireGuard key.

In the menu, your current public key and when it was created are displayed.

Three buttons are also available:

  • Regenerate key: Click this to replace your current key. This will also replace your internal static IP address.
  • Verify key: This will verify your current key.
  • Manage keys: This option will open up your account page on our website so you can get an overview of all your keys.

"WireGuard" is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.