Do Android devices no longer support L2TP as a VPN type?

Thomas_George

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In the 'Settings - VPN - Type' of my Android 13 phone, there are only these three options. Check the screenshot as below, please.

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But the type of VPN service I got is 'L2TP/IPSec PSK'. So, which one should I choose in my setting options?

Thank you in advance.
 

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It probably isn't supported anymore because L2TP isn't secure as it does not encrypt traffic. What VPN are you using? or is this your own?
 

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It probably isn't supported anymore because L2TP isn't secure as it does not encrypt traffic. What VPN are you using? or is this your own?

This virtual private network service is provided by a friend. He has enabled the built-in feature on his home router.
If it is true that Android system no longer supports L2TP, does Google have an official announcement about this? Thank you.
 

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Google do have a statement about this, it is available via google search.

You're more trusting than me, I wouldn't really be comfortable with my friends having full access to my web traffic.