What is Split Tunneling
Split Tunneling is a feature that allows you to select which applications on your device go through the VPN tunnel, and which use your direct connection.
It is available in our new desktop applications for Windows (8 - 11) and Mac (10.12 - 10.15, Big Sur has some compatibility issues) as well as any Android-based devices. Unfortunately, due to restrictions on the iOS platform, iPhones and iPads do not support Split Tunneling.
The desktop app provides some additional flexibility by letting you add IPs and hostnames to the Split Tunneling list, while Split Tunneling on Android is limited just to applications.
Split Tunneling Modes
There are two modes that Split Tunneling can be used in: Inclusive and Exclusive.
Inclusive mode - allows you to choose which apps are included in the VPN tunnel. Anything you select will use the VPN IP while all the other apps outside the list will use your regular IP and connection.
Exclusive mode - allows you to exclude applications from the VPN tunnel while everything else goes to our VPN servers.
Keep in mind, you can only use one Split Tunneling mode at any given time.
How to enable Split Tunneling
Keep in mind that Split Tunneling will only work with traditional software that runs from an executable (.exe) file.
Windows Apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store such as Mail function differently and will not work with Split Tunneling.
Navigating to Split Tunneling feature
There are two ways to select applications for the desktop client's Split Tunneling feature:
Adding IPs and Hostnames
The Split Tunneling feature in the desktop app also supports including/excluding specific IPs and hostnames (website) through simple rules.
After you've added the applications, IPs and/or hostnames, return to the main application screen, disconnect from the VPN and reconnect.
You will see a small icon below the connect button when Split Tunneling is enabled.