Best VPN for iOS

A VPN lets you stay anony­mous on­line, and ac­cess blocked con­tent such as Net­flix US. Ash­leigh Macro re­veals your dif­fer­ent op­tions

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Surf­ing the web on a public Wi‑Fi can be a dan­ger­ous busi­ness, open­ing your iPhone or iPad up to spy­ing eyes. To avoid that, you could use a VPN (vir­tual pri­vate net­work) to stay pri­vate and anony­mous. It also hides your lo­ca­tion on­line, which can al­low you to ac­cess blocked con­tent and blocked sites such as US Net­flix when you are in the UK or BBC iPlayer when you are abroad. Here we talk you through the best iOS VPN op­tions.

It’s im­por­tant to note that it is against Net­flix, BBC iPlayer and other blocked con­tent’s terms and con­di­tions to ac­cess them us­ing a VPN, so pro­ceed with cau­tion as you risk get­ting your ac­count blocked. NordVPN Price: From $2.75 (around £2) per month URL: Our pick of the best VPN for iPhone is NordVPN. Based in Panama, NordVPN is out­side of the ju­ris­dic­tion of the ‘14‑eyes’ (a group of coun­tries that have agreed to col­lect, an­a­lyse and share in­for­ma­tion, much of which in­volves in­ter­net ac­tiv­ity). There are more than 3,200 servers avail­able across 60 coun­tries, and encryption lev­els are among the high­est avail­able in a VPN. You can con­nect to up to six de­vices at one time with your NordVPN ac­count, which of­fers pric­ing start­ing at around $2.75 (around £2) per month if you take ad­van­tage of the three‑year deal. Ex­pressVPN Price: From $6.67 (around £5) per month URL: An­other pop­u­lar and trusted VPN op­tion is Ex­pressVPN, which of­fers apps for all op­er­at­ing sys­tems in­clud­ing iOS, so you can use it on your iPhone. You can con­nect to three de­vices at once, and there’s no limit to band­width, server switch­ing or speed. The rec­om­mended plan Ex­pressVPN plan is the year-long sub­scrip­tion, which nor­mally works out

at $8.32 (around £6.20) per month and saves you 35 per cent over the less com­mit­ted month-long op­tion at $12.95 (around £9.70). How­ever, right now there’s a spe­cial of­fer that will get you 15 months for the price of 12, and this works out at $6.67 (around £5) per month.

There’s also a 30‑day money back guar­an­tee with no ques­tions asked. PureVPN Price: From $1.95 (around £1.40) per month URL: An­other great op­tion is PureVPN. It’s a pop­u­lar and trusted choice, and it’s com­pet­i­tively priced, too. PureVPN in­cludes a built-in auto-re­dial that will au­to­mat­i­cally re­con­nect should your con­nec­tion drop for un­in­ter­rupted brows­ing, and there are more than 750 servers avail­able across 140 coun­tries. Its iPhone app is sim­ple and smart, and lets you tai­lor your con­nec­tion based on the In­ter­net ac­tiv­ity you in­tend to do. To use it, you’ll need to sign up to a sub­scrip­tion pack­age start­ing at just $1.40 (around £1.05) per month for three years with a spe­cial of­fer. The money-back guar­an­tee is seven days. Goose VPN Price: From £2.99 per month URL: Goose VPN is also a good op­tion if you’re look­ing for a VPN for your iPhone. It’s fast and easy to use, with a sim­ple in­ter­face per­fect for new users. There’s a 30‑

day free trial avail­able, af­ter which the sub­scrip­tion costs as lit­tle as £2.99. That’s for 50GB, though, which might not be enough for all users. The one year plan with­out the 50GB limit is £4.99 per month. There aren’t huge num­bers of servers and coun­tries to choose from via Goose VPN, though. There are just 27 coun­tries avail­able and 77 servers. We’d rec­om­mend tak­ing ad­van­tage of the trial to check whether the server lo­ca­tions you re­quire are avail­able. Cy­berGhost Price: From €2.75 (around £2.10) per month URL: Cy­berGhost is an­other great op­tion, and it’s also well priced. It’s head­quar­tered in Romania, which is out­side the 14-eyes group of coun­tries that share sig­nals in­tel­li­gence. One of the great things about Cy­berGhost is its ease-of-use. It’s sim­ple and in­tu­itive, and does lots of the hard work for you. There are more than 1,150 servers avail­able to con­nect to 49 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. You can get Cy­berGhost for £2.51 per month if you sign up for two years, but if you want to com­mit to just one month it’ll be £8.65 per month.


Price: From £4.08 per month URL: VyprVPN of­fers value for fam­i­lies look­ing for mul­ti­ple si­mul­ta­ne­ous con­nec­tions. If three con­nec­tions is enough, you’re look­ing at £4.08 per month for a year. It’s £5.83 if you need five. There are more than 700 servers avail­able to con­nect to world­wide, and it’s quick and easy to set up a high qual­ity con­nec­tion. You’ll find a kill switch to pro­tect your data should the VPN con­nec­tion fail, and the iPhone apps are sim­ple to use, too. Pri­vate In­ter­net Ac­cess

Price: From £2.10 per month URL: Pri­vate In­ter­net Ac­cess is an­other of the best VPNs that also comes a low price tag. At less than £2.50 per month for a two-year sub­scrip­tion, it of­fers anony­mous brows­ing and ac­cess to blocked con­tent in­clud­ing Net­flix US. The iPhone app is in­cred­i­bly sim­ple and easy to use, and it’s also su­per-speedy. A solid op­tion.

IPVan­ish Price: From £5 per month URL: An­other op­tion that of­fers lots of great fea­tures is IPVan­ish, which is both good-look­ing and easy to use. It has 750 servers in 60 coun­tries. It’s go­ing to ap­peal to be­gin­ners, as it’s one of the most in­tu­itive VPNs we’ve used, but it does have one down­side and that is that it’s lo­cated in the US. That’s not a prob­lem for most ca­sual users, but if 100 per­cent pri­vacy is your main con­cern then you might want to look else­where. The com­pany does prom­ise that it doesn’t keep any logs, though.

Cy­berGhost lets you safely stream ser­vices such as YouTube

Pri­vate In­ter­net Ac­cess’s home screen

IPVan­ish’s Set­tings page

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