US Mode on VanMoof S5 & A5 as well as S3 & X3 — A Step-by-Step Guide

3 min readMar 24, 2023


VanMoof App Dashboard on US Mode (32 km/h)

How to Activate the US Mode on VanMoof S5 & A5?

If you’re a VanMoof S5 or A5 owner, you can unleash the potential of your ride by activating the US mode (32 km/h). Though it may seem a bit more complicated than on previous models, it’s worth it to experience faster speeds and an even more exhilarating ride. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Ensure changing the region settings on your iPhone to the United States. You can do this by navigating to Settings > General > Language & Region > Region
  2. Additionally, you should connect your phone to a VPN app and set to the United States.
  3. Start the initial registration process. Just scan the QR code, this will ensure that your bike is in US mode from the start. 32 km/h unlocked!
  4. Now you can safely switch your phone’s region back to your home country and turn off the VPN while retaining the US mode on your bike.

If you have already registered your VanMoof S5 or A5 without using the correct settings (step 1), you can still do it retrospectively by removing your registered bike from your account. This can be done via or via VM App. Click “Ownership — Remove Owner” under the bike’s settings ℹ️. After removing the bike, you will receive a QR code via email. Then you can apply the steps above.

By following these steps, you can take your ride to the next level. Special thanks to Tim.

How to Activate the US Mode on VanMoof S3 & X3?

If you own a VanMoof S3 or X3 and want to reach speeds of up to 32 km/h, activating the US mode is the way to go. Click to watch the YouTube video.

  1. Close the VanMoof app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to Settings > General > Language & Region > Region and select “United States”.
  3. Relaunch the VanMoof app. Voila! The US mode is now activated, allowing you to enjoy a more thrilling ride.

iOS: while there is a warning in the VanMoof app about changing your region, don’t worry. This setting will remain unchanged, unless you decide reset your region settings later on.
Android: changing region settings isn’t possible. You’ll need to use a VPN to simulate being in a different country. With a little bit of technical know-how, you too can successfully unlocked the full potential of your VanMoof.

Reminder: It is important to note that operating an e-Bike at speeds exceeding 25km/h on public streets in Europe is illegal and can result in fines or other legal consequences. This speed limit is in place to ensure the safety of both the rider and those sharing the road.

In addition to the legal ramifications, riding an e-Bike at high speeds can also increase the risk of accidents and injuries. It is important to always follow traffic laws and safety guidelines while riding an e-Bike.

Therefore, we strongly advise against attempting to use the US mode or any other modifications that may enable your VanMoof to exceed this speed limit on public roads. It is important to ride responsibly and within the limits set by the law.

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