Split tunneling with the Mullvad app

MULLVAD APP CONNECTIVITY

Last updated: 3 November 2020


Split tunneling allows you to exclude some apps from the VPN so they will use your regular Internet connection. This will for example allow you to access some websites that are blocking VPN services. Currently the Mullvad app for Android and Linux supports split tunneling. For Windows and macOS you can still set it up using OpenVPN standalone.

Mullvad app for Android

The Android app supports split tunneling since version 2020.6-beta1.

How to enable split tunneling

  1. Go to the app settings by tapping on the gear icon in the top right corner.
  2. Tap on Advanced and then Split tunneling.
  3. Tap on Enabled and then select which apps to exclude from the VPN.

Mullvad app for Linux

The Linux app supports split tunneling since version 2020.6.

How to enable split tunneling

  1. Go to the app settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner.
  2. Click on Advanced and then scroll down to Split tunneling in the bottom.
  3. Click on an app to launch it.

Symbols

Some apps like web browsers show a yellow exclamation mark to remind you to first close the app if it's already running. A red exclamation mark means that the app can't be used with split tunneling.