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ChrizZz90

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A few weeks ago I started using a VPN provider and Android App and had to figure out that AA and VPN aren't friends.

With an active VPN connection, I get an AA error screen, explaining to me that with VPN I can't connect to AA.

But what is the workaround? I am using surfshark and in this app, I can't whitelist AA or whitelist the right apps to make the connection without deactivating the VPN connection in total.

My idea to build a workaround was to build a automize process flow but feels like it is impossible because at least with the Automize app you can't deconnect the VPN connection or check if there is a AA connection available.

What do you do to make friends between AA and VPN?
 
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ChrizZz90

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I am using MacroDroid and wrote 2 macros to kill Surfshark if car Bluetooth is available and to start Surfshark as soon as this bluetooth device is disconnected. But in this time I can't use a VPN connection anymore.

I also want to try to whitelist the BMW wifi to try if this is enough. But didn't have time to try this in the past. Keep you posted.
 
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ForeverYoung7

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Hi

What settings did you make? Quit the app when connected to Bluetooth from the car or from AAWireless, Android Auto? thanks
 

ChrizZz90

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I tried to whitelist the AA wifi network of my car in the Surfshark application today, but without success, as Surfshark notices that this wifi doesn't have an internet connection.

@ForeverYoung7 my macro quits the app if my car's Bluetooth is connected and my VPN status is active. If the Bluetooth is disconnected, another macro starts a new instance of Surfshark. Surfshark is configured to auto-connect.
 

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Can you show me your settings please? Thank you!
 

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    A few weeks ago I started using a VPN provider and Android App and had to figure out that AA and VPN aren't friends.

    With an active VPN connection, I get an AA error screen, explaining to me that with VPN I can't connect to AA.

    But what is the workaround? I am using surfshark and in this app, I can't whitelist AA or whitelist the right apps to make the connection without deactivating the VPN connection in total.

    My idea to build a workaround was to build a automize process flow but feels like it is impossible because at least with the Automize app you can't deconnect the VPN connection or check if there is a AA connection available.

    What do you do to make friends between AA and VPN?
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    I am using MacroDroid and wrote 2 macros to kill Surfshark if car Bluetooth is available and to start Surfshark as soon as this bluetooth device is disconnected. But in this time I can't use a VPN connection anymore.

    I also want to try to whitelist the BMW wifi to try if this is enough. But didn't have time to try this in the past. Keep you posted.