**Temporarily, DreamLab is being used to support research to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19).**

Imagine if we could speed up time in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app that uses the collective power of smartphones to fast track cancer research. With cancer being one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers through medical research is incredibly important. DreamLab exists to help us get there sooner. And the more people who use the app, the faster it works.


Researchers need supercomputers to scan DNA in immense detail and crunch complex data. When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate, and sends the results back to the research team. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can complete critical research. All you need to do is plug your phone in and press ‘Power DreamLab’ each night.


“Such an easy to use App! Finally a way to use my phone for the greater good. Love your work Vodafone [a-ok emoji]” – app user

“This is simply genius!” – app user

“DreamLab is incredible! It’s the best way we can all do our small part to make the world a better place. Super easy to use and for a great cause supporting cancer research!” – app user

“DreamLab epitomises the purpose of the Vodafone Foundation – Connecting for Good – which is about combining Vodafone’s charitable giving and technology to make a difference in people’s lives. Through innovative use of technology, our network, and people power, DreamLab is making a significant difference to the speed at which researchers can complete ground-breaking research, to improve and save lives.” – Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group CEO

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Our best chance of beating it is by working together. And while sleep has always been good for you – with the DreamLab app, it can be good for others too.

Simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support. You can also track the Contribution you’ve made and keep up to date with News.

Dreamlab supports cancer research globally, and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.

* A compatible handset is required. Downloading DreamLab will consume data. Once downloaded, DreamLab can be used when your device (i) is connected to a charging source and (ii) has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. Mobile data is free for Vodafone Australia customers, Vodafone New Zealand customers, Vodafone Ireland customers, Vodafone Albania customers, Vodafone Ghana customers, Vodafone South Africa customers, Vodafone Lesotho customers, and Vodafone DRC customers.

# By downloading, installing or otherwise using the DreamLab application on your Device, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found at If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not download, install or otherwise use DreamLab Application.

What’s New

Version 2.2.5

• We’ve added the functionality to allow for a few seconds of interrupted charging or internet before DreamLab stops processing.
• Localisation for Czech Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.
• Clearer error messaging.
• Additional minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Stuart Liu ,

A bit of problem when I run it on my iPhone and iPad at the same time

I run this app on both of my iPhone and iPad overnight. But very often when I woke up in the morning, one of the devices, say my iPad, was found stopped calculating. The circle around the number was still spinning, but the number stopped at tenish or twentyish, while the other device, say the iPhone had finished sixtyish calculations. The iPad is an iPad Pro, and iPhone is SE. I don't think their calculation capacity should have a difference like this. There seem to be conflicts when the app is running on multiple devices on the same wifi network or under the same iCloud account

Nycknayme ,

Great idea

I have been contributing to this type of research on my computer, for years. Just in the last couple of weeks (possibly after an update, the app will appear to be running fine on my iPhone 6, but after a couple of hours or more it states that “0” units of work have been done. Other times it just freezes and won’t load. I have uninstalled and then reinstalled the app. It worked for 2 or 3 days, then the last time did “0” units of work over 2 or 3 hours. Now it is freezing and quitting. If it is not fixed soon I will uninstall it permanently, as it is not worth my time and trouble. I also run it on an old iPad 4. It seems to run okay on that, but processes a little more slowly.

One year later, this will no longer load on my iPad 4. I have deleted the app twice, shut down the iPad and restarted it. Then downloaded "the last compatible version", but it just hangs at the purple start screen for hours, if I let it. So obviously won't run on my iPad 4 anymore. I will delete it. It runs fine on my 8 month old iPhone XR.

Phant0mz ,

Great idea, except big issue for iPhone X users

I’m familiar with these types of projects and am happy to support them where possible. However the app did not seem to shut off my screen which ordinarily would be not a huge concern except the iPhone X has an OLED screen and I do not feel it’s worth potentially damaging a A$1500 phone for research
If for some reason I overlooked this setting then I apologise, However I did run the app for quite some time and it would not shut down the screen.
I’m aware of the iOS limitations around apps being required to be running to process data, but you could ask the app to draw a black screen after 2 minutes.
None the less... great app, just update it for us to all contribute please


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Requires iOS 13.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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