How do I disconnect from Hotspot Shield?

 To disconnect from the Hotspot Shield VPN, tap the Timer.

How do I know that Hotspot Shield is disconnected? 

First, the Timer will disappear and the Start Connection button will show, also, in the Android Notification bar, the Shield icon will appear and the VPN Key icon will no longer be there.

Reconnecting Hotspot Shield

To reconnect and restart Hotspot Shield protection and services, just tap the Start Connection button on the main screen.