VPN (Virtual Private Network) in simple terms is a way to surf the web safely and anonymously. It not only hides your location but also encrypts your traffic. VPN can be really useful to protect yourself from any possible eavesdroppers (or man-in-the-middle attacks) while accessing content over public Wi-Fi networks. Other than protecting your identity, you can also use VPN to access regionally restricted content. If you are concerned about your privacy online and are looking for secure and reliable VPN services, here are 7 best free VPN apps for iPhone.
TunnelBear is an easy and elegant VPN app to browse the web securely. It provides fast, secure and reliable service. The app is pretty popular and has high ratings on the App Store. Once installed, you will have to create an account to avail the VPN service. In the free version, it caps the data limit to 500 MB per month but you can get additional free data by inviting a friend or tweeting at the TunnelBear handle. By default, the app will connect you to the nearest optimal location but you can choose a location of your choice from the list of countries supported by the app. You can remove the data limit by upgrading your plan, they have monthly as well as yearly plans to choose from.
2) SurfEasy VPN
SurfEasy VPN is a well-known VPN app and also provides secure and reliable service. The SurfEasy VPN requires you to create an account and upon registering you get 500 MB of data. You can skip the registration but then you are limited to only 250 MB of data. After you register (or skip), install the VPN profile and the app will connect you to an optimal location by default. You have the option to choose a virtual location of your choice from 16 different locations (countries). You can complete a few simple task such as inviting a friend, confirming email, etc for additional data (MB) as rewards. For unlimited data and other features such as Ad tracker blocking and customer support, you need to upgrade your plan, which you can find under “Upgrades” tab at the bottom right corner.
￼3) Opera VPN
Opera VPN is our personal favorite, it has a clean and simple UI and is completely free to use. There is no data limit on usage and the service is fast and reliable. Once you install the VPN profile, it will initially connect you to the closest region for optimal speed and stable connection. However, you have an option to choose from the 5 available locations (Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, United States). It also has a built-in ad blocker and a tracker blocker to block annoying ads and to prevent pesky sites from tracking your activities online. It has a stats tab, wherein it provides statistics about the number of ads and trackers blocked. You can enable or disable ad blocker, tracker blocker and the VPN from the settings tab.
Betternet has a simple and easy to use UI and will connect you to an optimal location by default. There’s no registration or login needed, you simply just install the VPN profile and can start browsing the web. Betternet offers a free version (with ads) and a premium version of the VPN service. Like Opera VPN, there is no data limit on usage. However, in the free version, you cannot select a location of your choice. By default, you will be directed to the optimal location. To avail the virtual locations supported by the app, you will need a Premium subscription. Along with the access to virtual locations, the premium subscription also offers faster connection speed and customer support. Betternet initially offers a one-week free premium trial, after which you can choose from their 1-month, 6-months or 1-year subscription plans to continue as a premium user or revert to the free version.
5) Turbo VPN
Turbo VPN is a free, lightweight VPN app and provides unlimited free VPN service. There’s no need for login or registration, simply install the app and connect. The app supports countries like US, UK, Canada, Germany among many others. Overall a pretty good VPN service with decent connection speed. Based on our experience and reviews on the App Store, we would definitely recommend Turbo VPN. It does contain ads but it’s completely free so can’t really complain.
RocketVPN is another VPN app you can check out. It has simple and easy to use UI. In the free version, you can only connect to the US and it caps the data limit to 250 MB/month. To get unlimited data and access to all other locations supported by the app you need to subscribe to their Unlimited plans. You can choose from 1-month, 3-months or 1-year plan based on your preferences. RocketVPN also has an in-app browser.
7) VPN Proxy Master Free
VPN Proxy Master is another VPN app for iOS devices. You don’t need to register to use the VPN service, just install the app and connect. Just like all other VPN apps, it will by default connect you to an optimal location. The free version of the app is ad-supported and offers 7 different countries to choose from. However, you can subscribe to their VIP service for $2.99/month to get access to other locations and faster connection speed.
So these were the 7 best free VPN apps for iPhone, let us know your favorite VPN apps in the comments below.
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