TunnelBear VPN is a free, incredibly simple app to browse the Internet privately and securely.

The beautiful TunnelBear app protects your online privacy, lets you access your favourite websites & apps, and secures your connection on public WiFi hotspots.

Try TunnelBear for free with 500MB of browsing data every month. No credit card required. In-app purchases available for premium plans, which give you unlimited data.

Put simply, by using TunnelBear you can browse from anywhere with peace of mind knowing that your online activity is more private from hackers, ISPs, and advertisers.

TunnelBear VPN for iOS is a really simple app that encrypts your web browsing and data (making it unreadable) as it leaves your iPad or iPhone. It makes public Wi-Fi safe and secure, and also keeps your browsing private from ISPs. Websites and advertisers will have a more difficult time tracking your physical location and browsing across the Internet.

Your browsing habits are personal and shouldn't be trusted to just anyone. TunnelBear is proud to be the first VPN service in the world to be independently audited by a 3rd party. You can feel confident that we deliver on our promise to secure your data.

• One-tap connect: App so simple, a bear could use it
• Trustworthy: Along with a strict no-logging policy, we're the only consumer VPN app to have completed a 3rd party, public security audit
• No logging. Your browsing stays private
• Grizzly-grade security: TunnelBear uses strong AES-256 bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn't even an option
• Global VPN network: With servers in 22+ countries and lightning-fast speeds, access the websites and apps you love. Anytime, anywhere
• Helpful support that always responds within 24 hours

"TunnelBear is an elegant, easy mobile VPN that keeps you safe."
- Lifehacker

"The app is bursting with charm, but it also delivers security at a good price."
- PCMag

"All you have to do is turn the switch to "ON" and you are protected."

"TunnelBear, the gorgeous VPN app that wants to bring online privacy to everyone."
- VentureBeat

*Spoiler alert* TunnelBear has a strict no-logging policy. The only personal information we ever collect is an email address for creating your account. You can read our entire plain-english privacy policy linked in the 'Information' section a short scroll from here. And all the other details about how we run our service can be found in our Terms of Service here –

• Subscribe on a monthly or annual basis to receive unlimited data for the duration of the subscription.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

Is your TunnelBear misbehaving? Do you have feedback for us? Do you have a cool fact about bears to share? Contact our support team –

What’s New

Version 3.2

*NEW* Dark Mode
Get cozy in your cave or sit under the stars with TunnelBear Dark Mode in iOS 13. This beautiful new look is easy on the eyes for all you nocturnal creatures out there.

• Ate some bugs
• Added 6.89% more Bears

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12K Ratings

12K Ratings

Dawkins g ,

Don’t do half measures with a VPN

Like many other reviewers, I did a lot of research before choosing my vpn. Where it’s based is a big issue and the hardcore VPNers will mark tunnel bear down for being within the 5 eyes security community as its based in Canada. But for me being based in Canada vice Bulgaria or Romania is actually a plus point. I’m not getting my vpn to take on GCHQ or the NSA, I just want to protect myself from generalised criminality / hacking and have the option to use public Wi-fi without too much worry. Tunnel bear therefore ticks almost all the boxes. Despite some reviewers comments - having used it for over a year on multiple family member subscriptions - it’s reliable and if an update does make it go wobbly then the developers are on it quickly. If you want something simple, reliable, safe and well maintained then tunnel bear is a good choice.

swh1swh1 ,

Continuously disconnects

Works better on iPhone but is a right pain on iPad. Continuously disconnects and then get “The VPN sever did not respond”, time and time again. Tried TunnelBear recommendations but no joy. Their online support pages are next to useless. I’m seriously thinking that the subscription was a big waste of money. I am typing this without the VPN connected via my ISP connection as it still won’t connect.

Update: The service seems to have significantly improved since I wrote the initial review so boost from 1 to 4 stars and see how it goes!!

8-Jun-19, back to two stars. The improvement didn’t last long. Extensive exchanges with tech support helped a little but still drops out from time to time and then takes ages to reconnect. Just happened now, dropped out for around 2 minutes, that’s why I am updating this review.

9-Jun-19, now down to one star! Have been trying to connect through TunnelBear for over 5 minutes! Connect on demand set but the TunnelBear app just keeps flipping quickly between Connecting... and Disconnected, however I am connected to the internet via my ISP so no VPN protection. Totally unreliable and a big waste of money!

10-Aug-19, Worse than ever!! Since this latest update it is dropping out time after time after time. I have had cases where the app shows ‘connected’ even after closing and reopening but there wasn’t a VPN: to check an IP lookup showed the ISP IP! That is just the worst of the issues.

Developer Response ,

Rawr! Sorry for the trouble connecting. Can you get in touch with our support bears at We’ll troubleshoot the issue further!

EphenidineWavelength ,

By far the best....

By far the best free VPN. The only genuine free VPN. Unlike other free VPN’s that have poor privacy policies and are often China based, that hide your IP address but still collect your data and know everything pure doing, Tunnel Bear doesn’t.

The only third part audited free VPN that guarantees your privacy.

You get 500mb free and can earn more by inviting friends and other schemes. You can also upgrade for unlimited data and pay for a full year and save 56%.

I’d argue they are also the best payed VPN too, given their reputation as a free VPN and the very competitive price should you choose to upgrade.

Not only that, you can choose what country you connect to even in the free version and it works seamlessly even on an old crappy iPhone 5 that is well past its use by date in terms of battery and memory. It never disconnects and it never crashes and the app loads without fault every time.


TunnelBear, LLC
53.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Giant £6.99
  2. Grizzly £43.99
  3. Unlimited data for any 5 devices £4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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