ProtonVPN is the world's ONLY free VPN service that respects your privacy and is safe to use. Millions of people use ProtonVPN because:
- We do not record your browsing history
- We do not display privacy-invading ads
- We do not sell your data to third parties
- We do not limit how much you can download
ProtonVPN is created by the CERN scientists behind ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service with 20 million users, including many activists and journalists such as Reporters Without Borders.
ProtonVPN’s Free VPN Service includes:
STRONG ENCRYPTION - Your data is protected with AES-256 and 4096 RSA.
SWISS BASED - Your data is protected by some of the strongest privacy laws in the world.
NO LOGS. EVER - We never log or share user data. Even if authorities request information, we have nothing to share.
OPEN SOURCE - All our apps have been independently audited and are open source, so you can be confident they are safe and secure.
PERFECT FORWARD SECRECY - Your encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later.
SECURE PROTOCOLS - Our VPN app uses the IKEv2 protocol. It is fast, stable, and has no known weaknesses.
DNS LEAK PROTECTION - We encrypt your DNS to ensure your browsing activity cannot be exposed through DNS queries.
ALWAYS-ON VPN - Protect your IP address from being leaked through accidental disconnects.
FULL DISK ENCRYPTION - Our VPN servers are fully encrypted to protect your data.
ANONYMOUS - You do not need to share any personal data to use ProtonVPN.
TRUSTED - We are transparent about who our team is, and our record of fighting for online privacy is well known
MULTIPLE PLATFORM SUPPORT - all devices including mobile phones, laptops, desktops and routers
ProtonVPN Paid Features
- 577 high speed servers in 44 countries
- Access inaccessible content and stream your favorite videos
- Secure Core servers which protect against network-based attacks with multi-hop VPN
- Support for file-sharing/BitTorrent
- Tor over VPN provides automatic integration with the Tor anonymity network
- High speeds of up to 10 Gbps
- Connect up to 10 devices to VPN at the same time
Note: Free users can only connect one device to Free servers in Japan, the Netherlands, and the US.
Proton's engineering and research teams are well-known in the security industry, and we maintain some of the world's most widely used open source encryption software. Whether it is challenging governments, educating the public, or training journalists, we have a long history of helping bring online freedom to more people around the world. ProtonVPN was also selected by Mozilla to provide VPN protection for Firefox users.
Mozilla: “There are many VPN vendors out there, but not all of them are created equal. ProtonVPN offers a secure, reliable, and easy-to-use VPN service and is operated by the makers of ProtonMail, a respected, privacy-oriented email service... As a company they have a track record of fighting for online privacy and they share our dedication to internet safety and security.”
PCMag: “[ProtonVPN’s] focus on exacting security at an affordable price tag makes it a compelling choice. Plus, its free version is the best we've tested so far.”
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Your support is important as it allows us to continue our mission to bring online freedom and the right to privacy to people around the globe. Get ProtonVPN today and get secure Internet anywhere.
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- Automatically reconnects when the server in use goes into maintenance
- Explains battery consumption allocation for the OpenVPN protocol users
- Prepares the app for the upcoming NetShield functionality
Fixes bugs that:
- displayed prices incorrectly for some currencies
- showed trial screen after purchasing a subscription
- invalidated autofilled email during signup
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great at what it does, except for one thing…
As someone who already uses Protonmail, getting ProtonVPN as my VPN provider was a no-brainer, especially as I got to upgrade my Protonmail account in the process. While I have a wide variety of servers to choose from, the one aspect I found particularly annoying was that ProtonVPN would always default to a US-based server whenever it could. As someone based in the US, being able to connect to a foreign server was a major selling point for me, but not only is there no way to configure a profile to never connect to a US-based server, the app would automatically connect me to one if I lost a connection to another server I was already connected to at times. There needs to be a way to exclude specific countries within connection profiles to best enhance privacy and security.
It’s Gone Downhill - Consider Another VPN
The last several versions had this nasty bug that would keep logging you out of ProtonVPN with a “session expired” notice. This would happen each and every time you entered the app. This seems a little better now with fewer logouts, but now there’s a new bug which makes this app realistically a 1 Star VPN, however I’m giving it 2 because I hope ProtonVPN is successful eventually.
New bug: all internet traffic suddenly is stopped, however VPN appears to still be connected. All apps are not able to connect to the internet and this seems not to happen immediately but some time after a server is connected to, which is very bad because you don’t know when you lost connectivity and the device appears to be properly connected to the ProtonVPN server. Usually toggling disconnect/connect fixes the issue temporarily. This affects both the App Store and test flight current versions.
This is not good and I hope they address it soon. Very disappointing QC of late.
Developer Response ,
Hello, we apologize for the issue. If you could provide specific error messages or screenshots, it would help us resolve the issue. Please contact our Customer Support team and they'd be happy to help you troubleshoot here: https://protonvpn.com/support-form. If your problem gets resolved, please consider updating your review.
UPDATE: I’ve been using the free “Plus” trial for a week. This is the 4th time in the last 8 hours the VPN has turned itself off and disconnected my WiFi, leaving me to fiddle with both in order to properly reconnect. I’ve read the reviews on here - this has been an ongoing issue with smartphones for at least a YEAR!? Clearly the developers don’t find leaving even paying customers vulnerable to exploits a problem, and have no intention to fix this issue! As expensive as this product is, absolute fail!
Just ok. Often much slower than expected, and I have to interrupt my work more often than I like to try to find the “right” connection. To be fair, this could be because the building-wide wifi gets a bit slow from time to time to begin with. Not as slow as nord vpn, less sketchy than bitdefender, and I haven’t been blocked from any sites for being on a vpn like cyber ghost. In theory Proton should be less likely to have vulnerabilities or be compromised like some of the big names have been or could be, so that is the main sell.
Developer Response ,
Hello! We are very sorry to hear this. Could you please let us know what kind of an internet connection are you using ( home wifi, public wifi, school wifi, etc)? Is the same happening if you change the network (for example from WiFi to Mobile data)? Please contact us using the Report bug feature available within our application which would also attach your connection logs and we will look into it more closely. If the issue is resolved, we would appreciate it if you consider updating your review.
- Proton Technologies AG
- 79.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Proton Technologies AG
- In-App Purchases
- ProtonVPN Basic - 12 months $59.99
- ProtonVPN Plus - 12 months $99.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.