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Installing NordVPN on macOS

NordVPN is compatible with Apple and features a native application that we recommend as the best way to connect to NordVPN servers. Even though we have two application versions, they both provide online security and features such as Double VPNOnion over VPN servers, automated Kill SwitchMeshnet, and the ability to connect using NordLynx connection protocol

Note: NordVPN supports macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 12 Monterey, and macOS 13 Ventura.

Instructions on how to install NordVPN on macOS

NordVPN on macOS has two different versions. The following articles contain installation instructions for both of them: 

What is the difference between the two versions?

  • NordVPN

    This version allows you to access specific additional preferences, such as custom DNS servers. Additionally, when activated, the Kill-Switch terminates separate apps instead of your entire internet connection. This version of the app can be sideloaded from our website, and it can run on earlier versions of macOS (the newest version is available only on macOS 10.15+). You can also use Threat Protection to block trackers and malicious ads and avoid malware.
  • NordVPN (App Store)

    This version of the NordVPN application can be installed directly from the Apple App Store on macOS devices with firmware no older than 10.15. It also features the Kill-Switch, which cuts internet access if the VPN connection suddenly disconnects. This prevents your connection from any vulnerabilities if it drops without terminating app processes.

How to use NordVPN on macOS

Connecting to NordVPN using the macOS app is easy:

  1. Open the NordVPN macOS app;
  2. If required, complete the login process;
  3. Click on "Quick connect" or select a specific country from the map.

Now you're connected to the internet securely!

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