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How to upgrade your Bitdefender VPN subscription from Free to Premium VPN on Windows

This article will show you how to subscribe and upgrade from the free edition of Bitdefender VPN to Bitdefender Premium VPN on Windows computers.

With Bitdefender VPN free edition, you benefit from a daily 200 MB daily traffic quota per device included in your subscription. A 500 MB daily traffic quota is included only in Bitdefender Small Office Security subscriptions. The feature helps you secure your connection every time you need, and connects you automatically to the optimal server location. To get unlimited traffic and unrestricted access to content worldwide by choosing a server location at your will, subscribe to the premium version.

NOTE: The Premium VPN subscription is independent of your Bitdefender security subscription. This means that you will be able to use the VPN for its entire validity period, regardless of the state of the antivirus subscription. In case the Premium VPN subscription expires while your Bitdefender security solution is still valid, the VPN will be reverted to the free plan.


How to upgrade to Bitdefender Premium VPN on Windows

To upgrade to Bitdefender Premium VPN and get unlimited traffic, follow the steps below on your Windows computer:

1. Bring up Bitdefender VPN. This article will provide you with several methods to Open Bitdefender VPN for Windows.

2. Go ahead and click on the Upgrade button in the lower part of the VPN window.

The UPGRADE button in Bitdefender VPN for Windows.

3. Click View Offer in the window that shows the advantages of upgrading to Premium VPN.

Bitdefender Premium VPN on Windows - View Offer

4. At this point, your web browser will appear on your screen and automatically take you to the shopping cart.

On this page can see the price offer for the Bitdefender Premium VPN product you are about to purchase. Click UPGRADE NOW to add the item to your shopping cart.

Upgrading to Bitdefender Premium VPN on Windows - shopping cart

5. Next, check if all the information displayed is correct, then click on BILLING & PAYMENT DETAILS.

BILLING & PAYMENT DETAILS - Bitdefender shopping cart

6. Fill in the fields with all the information required, then click on CONFIRM ORDER.

NOTE: We recommend using the email address you use when logging in to your Bitdefender Central account for the best experience.

Bitdefender Premium VPN - Confirm Order

7. Check if all the data is correct, then click on PLACE ORDER.

Bitdefender Premium VPN - Place order

8. Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a Bitdefender Premium VPN subscription.

9. After finalizing the payment, you will receive two emails from Bitdefender. One of them is the payment receipt. The other one is the order confirmation email with instructions on activating your new purchase.

Keep on reading to learn how to activate your new Bitdefender Premium VPN.


How to activate Bitdefender Premium VPN on Windows

The VPN subscription can be activated in two ways.

The easiest way is to open the confirmation email sent by Bitdefender and click on the ACTIVATE IN CENTRAL button found in it (check out the image below). This will take you to Bitdefender Central where your VPN subscription is instantly activated once you log in.

Now you can unlock all the Bitdefender Premium VPN features.

Bitdefender Premium VPN - Activate in Central

Alternatively, you can copy the on-time code displayed beneath the Want to use your activation code instead? section (in the above image, the code is I0TESTC0DE). Next, access your Bitdefender Central account, go to My Subscriptions, click the Activate with code button and paste the code in the appropriate field. Then click on ACTIVATE, and you’ll be all set! The subscription is added to your Central account. Learn more about manual activation from this article – How to activate the Bitdefender subscription.


After upgrading to Bitdefender Premium VPN

The first time you open the Bitdefender Premium VPN interface after purchasing your subscription, you will be greeted with a window informing you that all the features are now unlocked. At the same time, all upgrade references will be removed from the interface.

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