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How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow

This tutorial will show you how to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow using the SmartyDNS VPN services. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

To set up VPN easily we recommend to use the SmartyDNS app .

Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Swipe down and go to “Settings” (1).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 1

  2. Tap on “More” (2).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 2

  3. Tap on “VPN” (3).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 3

  4. Tap on “+” sign (4).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 4

  5. You may be asked to set a lock screen PIN. Tap on “OK” (5) and set the PIN.

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 5

  6. Edit the VPN profile.

    In the “Name” field (6) enter a name for the connection you are creating.

    Select “L2TP/IPSec PSK” for the “Type” drop-down menu.

    In the “Server address” field (8), type the IP address of the VPN server you want to connect to.

    To find the entire list of all available servers, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Servers“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 6

  7. Type “smartydns” (without quotes) in the “IPSec pre-shared key” field (10).

    Tap the “Save” button (11).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 7

  8. To connect, tap on the newly created connection, enter your VPN username (12) and VPN password (13).

    To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to “Setup” -> “VPN Username & Password“. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Tap on “Connect” (14).

    How to set up L2TP VPN on Android Marshmallow: Step 8

  9. To end the VPN session tap on the active VPN profile and tap “Disconnect”.
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