If you’re on an Android and you use both Opera Max and Opera VPN, you would see that only one app will function at a time.

So, what are the differences and why have two apps?

Opera Max and Opera VPN have different uses so you can choose to enable one of them depending on what you need. Here’s a quick rundown:

Opera Max: Data management

Opera Max is designed for data management and data savings. It offers data counters, app management and smart alerts to notify users excessive background data usage.
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Opera VPN: Full VPN service

Opera VPN allows you to change your virtual location and stop sites from tracking you around the web. It’s our newest app for Android so we’re looking forward to hearing more of what you think about it.
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  • Svnjay

    Why not merge the two into one app? It’s better to have one super VPN rather than two competing middle-of-the-road VPNs.

  • Both opera max and opera vpn are great apps. Just as the commenter above me said, why not merge the two as one

  • nshr

    Am I still getting my traffic zipped via Opera Max while using Opera VPN at the same time?

  • agitai

    VPN used to work great but recently it just blocks my internet, so i have to disable it 🙁
    Any idea what can be done?

  • I’m always use Opera Max and I need VPN too, how can I turn on both functionalities of 2 apps?

  • patkoscsaba

    Hmm… I don’t see the option to block adds. I have the ad trackers blocking, but not ad blocking. I was hoping to switch Adguard to Opera VPN to get rid of ads in applications. Is the version from the screenshots available world-wide?
    Is VPN ad blocker only available on iOS? I am on Android. Or is it that on Google Play I have version 1.0.1, but the direct download is 1.0.7?