Vpn Help

SGilbert

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Several months ago, I installed something that was to protect my iPhone from 'prying eyes' at public WiFi sites.
Since a few weeks ago, with a new Facebook update, I cannot get recent posts on FB! No amount of restarting helps. Popup says "Network Trouble". Happens every several days.
Deleting FB & reinstalling works, but is a royal PIA!

I'm thinking the app that installed VPN was the problem, and thought that AdBlockPlus was the culprit, but, no. I deleted it but VPN still is there and will not turn off in settings. Goes off but turns on immediately.
What else might have installed VPN?? I cannot find anything that possibly could be associated. It is maddening!! Help??

Last hope, that I want to avoid, is to reset phone entirely, and reinstall apps & settings one-by-one.

iPhone 6, btw.
 

SGilbert

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No one? Not even a guess?
The iTunes app store has over 100 apps that involve VPN; I have none of them.
 

Cheryl

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I couldn’t come up with anything to help. Your best bet is to do a reset. Time consuming, but hopefully you will find the culprit.

Just thinking... install the Facebook App first before anything else, see if it could be that latest FB update.
 

SGilbert

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SUCCESS!!
It WAS AdBlockPlus.
There is a setting in Settings->General->VPN. I turned this off and all is well now. (Not the same VPN setting on the 1st page of settings)
"Enable AdBlock" is still there (although I have deleted it!) and checked, but under status, I have VPN turned off. It stays off--YAY!!!
Time will now tell whether Facebook still has "Network error" troubles.
 
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