ProtonVPN’s mission is to make advanced online privacy and security available to everyone. With ProtonVPN, you can:
- Protect your privacy by hiding your IP address
- Browse the web securely (even on public WiFi)
- Unblock censored websites
ProtonVPN is a community-supported VPN developed by the same team of scientists that created ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. ProtonVPN has a free plan so anybody can use it. You can upgrade to a paid plan to unlock all features.
- NO LOGS. EVER
ProtonVPN is a no logs VPN service. We do not track or record your Internet activity, and therefore, cannot disclose this information to third parties.
- STRONG ENCRYPTION
Our VPN app for iOS uses the IKEv2 protocol. We use only the highest-strength encryption to protect your Internet connection. This means all your network traffic is encrypted with AES-256 and uses 2048-bit RSA key exchange.
- PERFECT FORWARD SECRECY
ProtonVPN uses ciphers with Perfect Forward Secrecy, meaning your encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later, even if an encryption key gets compromised in the future.
- SWISS BASED
ProtonVPN is a Swiss company, which means you are protected by some of the strongest privacy regulations in the world.
Unlike other VPN services, we provide full transparency so you know who is running the service. Whether it is challenging governments, educating the public, or training journalists, we are well known for fighting for privacy online and contributing to the open source community.
ProtonVPN is the ONLY free VPN service that has no privacy invading ads, no malware, no bandwidth limits, and does not secretly sell user data. The free service is supported by optional paid plans that come with more servers and more features.
Paid ProtonVPN plans come with additional features, such as:
- HIGH SPEED GLOBAL NETWORK
ProtonVPN has hundreds of servers located all around the world, accessible via a single click. All servers are on high speed 1 Gbit or 10 Gbit connections. Free users can only access slower servers in 3 countries.
- SECURE CORE VPN
Regular VPN services can be compromised if their servers are under surveillance. ProtonVPN prevents this by first passing user traffic through our Secure Core network in privacy-friendly countries like Switzerland and Iceland. Thus, even a compromised VPN endpoint server will not reveal your true IP address. Secure Core is available for ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary users.
- TOR VPN
ProtonVPN Plus & ProtonVPN Visionary include Tor support. With a single click, you can route all your traffic through the Tor network and access Onion sites.
What the world is saying about ProtonVPN
" It’s worth noting here that ProtonVPN’s free service doesn’t implement data limitations or other caps, as some providers do" -- VentureBeat
" ProtonVPN looks to have an admirable goal of bringing an open, private internet to all. " -- CNET
" The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries ... a great option for those who are looking for a secure VPN option, developed by reputable people." --LifeHacker
Ready to secure your mobile Internet? Get ProtonVPN for free and stay protected.
- Signing up in the app on iOS 12 or below no longer crashes
Ratings and Reviews
Constant failure to reconnect
Similar issue to ‘randomuntakennickname.’
Message “ Connection Error” “ A previous VPN connection is preventing you from creating a new one. To resolve this issue, please restart your device.”
This typically, and now constantly appears after a device has momentarily dropped a (reliable) WiFi connection due to screen time-out setting or other reason. Attempting to remedy the issue than restart, such as logout and re-login or even app delete and reinstall does not resolve the issue. Unwillingness to restart a device means the VPN’s ordinary functioning is rendered inoperative.
** Changed 2-star rating to 4-Star ****
It is unclear how or why this issue has resolved, but the using P-VPN with iOS 12.4 on a iPhone 7 Plus has begun reconnecting without snags again. There was no change in the WiFi networks used, which do not block or prohibit VPNs, and 4G-LTE use was not affected, although the app was deleted, then reinstalled.(Same version.) I cannot complain as a user of the free version.
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thank you for updating your review. Could you please confirm that the issue has been solved? If you experiencing the same problem, please contact us via the following link: https://protonvpn.com/support-form?app-store so we can investigate more deeply.
Starts out great but....
I’ve been using proton vpn both on pc and mobile for quite some time now and I loved it. I was even considering purchasing the full version to support the cause, but I’m glad I didn’t. I had a great experience until about a month ago I find myself CONSTANTLY having to mess around with the app/WiFi/phone settings to get it to work. Nothing else in my surroundings has changed, same WiFi, same phone etc. I never had to do this and recently it has finally become unbearable. Thankfully I am only using it for pleasure and not to save my life like some people in other countries might be. Try it, it might work great for you, but I use a vpn because I want to trust that my security is being taken care of. Sadly, the reliability issues make this app not applicable for me and for others
Developer Response ,
Hello! We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues. Please contact our support team and provide all of the relevant details regarding the issue so we can assist you accordingly. You can send us a message via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket in the following link: protonvpn.com/support-form.
There are multiple factors which may influence the connection process for your device, so we need to investigate the issue properly. If we were able to assist, we would appreciate if you consider updating your review.
The best free VPN for PC is now the best free VPN for Mobile.
I used Proton VPN for PC since last year, and haven’t been disappointed. The free features are reliable and meet most people’s basic needs, making upgrading truly feel optional; Optional, but far from redundant as the best servers and several advanced features such as peer-to-peer are locked behind a paid account, for users that feel they would like them or just want to support the developers with their patronage. The moment the mobile app dropped I downloaded it, and have not been disappointed as it provides the same quality, reliability, and stability I loved on PC. If you get this app, you will not be disappointed whether you decide to pay money or not.
- Proton Technologies AG
- 88.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Proton Technologies AG
- In-App Purchases
- ProtonVPN Plus - 12 months $99.99
- ProtonVPN Basic - 12 months $59.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.