What is Astrill ?

Astrill iOS VPN Client connects your mobile device with just one click to our secure VPN network. Pick a server in more than 110 cities in over 60 countries. All traffic from your device is protected with military grade encryption against eavesdropping and hackers.

Astrill iOS VPN client supports "Always On" VPN mode - whenever you use Internet on your device, it will automatically connect to VPN in a second! When device is not in use, VPN will be disconnected, thus not waste your battery.

Astrill iOS VPN client supports "Smart Mode" - you can exclude local web sites from VPN to speed up access.

IMPORTANT: Accounts purchased from the App Store will work only on your iPhone or iPad devices. If you need to use VPN on your PC, Mac or other devices, please purchase full account from our web site instead.

Why do I need Astrill VPN ?

Whenever you use Internet at public places - airports, hotels, cafes, libraries, schools... you are at risk - your personal data can be easily stolen and misused by hackers. Astrill VPN protects you whenever you are online and makes it impossible for anyone to get a hold of your personal information transmitted over the Internet. If you are a frequent or occasional traveler, VPN protection is a must.

Is Astrill VPN fast ?

Astrill runs its own global network of VPN servers in over 60 countries around the world. We use bare-metal hardware (not shared VPS servers like most of our competitors), to make sure your VPN is always fast, servers are not overloaded and your security never compromised.

With a single VPN account you get access to all our servers and you can switch servers with a single click unlimited number of times. We do not have limitation on amount of data transferred - you can download or stream online content as much as you wish through our VPN.

Why should I choose Astrill ?

Astrill has been in business since 2009 and our team of security experts is constantly working on developing innovative technologies to make the Internet more secure place. Our technology uses AES 256-bit and ChaCha20 encryption which makes it one of the most secure. We do not utilize outdated and insecure PPTP or L2TP protocols like most of our competitors.

Fast speed, high security, plenty of servers and easy to use software for all popular devices is what makes Astrill number one choice for Internet protection by thousands of customers in more than 180 countries around the world. You can apply for Astrill free trial account and see yourself Astrill in action.

Does Astrill work on my desktop/laptop computer too ?

Yes, sure! We have plug-and-play technology for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, smart phones as well as DD-WRT/Tomato/AsusWRT-Merlin WiFi routers. We support variety of VPN technologies including: OpenVPN, Wireguard, StealthVPN, OpenWeb, PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, IPSec, IKEv2, SSTP and AnyConnect. Our service works on virtually any device supporting these standard VPN protocols. You can run Astrill on your WiFi router and connect all devices in your home or office to our secure VPN, for example all your phones, Windows, Mac and Linux computers, Apple TV, Smart TVs, etc...

For more information about the features we offer, please check our web site. We also have a video section which demonstrates some features.

What if I run into problems ?

If you run into any issues when using our VPN service, our kind and high qualified customers service is at your disposal 24h/7/365 via live chat, email and phone.

What’s New

Version 2.2

- use full screen on devices with large screen
- improved server selection: added search and favorites
- speed up connect: pick another server while still connected to a previous one
- added option to use VPN over UDP protocol for better compatibility with some applications
- fixed login bug
- dropped support for 32-bit arm architecture
- dropped support for iOS 7

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Lance174 ,

Life saver in China, but getting stuck lately

Astrill is the only VPN that’s consistently worked in China for me. For the last week or two, though, it’s been getting stuck loading on the sign-in screen and I can’t turn it off. This means I can’t use any apps that require VPN, but I also can’t use apps that require the VPN to be off (WeChat, DiDi, etc.) while this is happening. I have to toggle the settings and restart my phone and sometimes that still doesn’t turn it phone is effectively a brick until it finally disconnects.

Four stars because I’ve been using it for more than a year and it’s worked better than any other VPN I’ve tried. However, this bug is a major one and I really hope it can be fixed quickly!

Another (much more minor) quirk is that every location shows that it is connecting immediately, even if it doesn’t work. It would be nice to have some sort of indicator other than flipping to another app and trying it out until one works.

All in all, I absolutely recommend this app for use in China.

Eman Kacaiana ,

Hasn’t been good since we started paying

Can’t count how many times i wanted to smash my phone because of the vpn and i don’t even have anger issues.. It’s not a bad vpn in China right now but the connection hasn’t been as good. When we first started using i think there was a trial and it was absolutely amazing, fast and never had any connection issues. Ever since we started paying for the yearly subscription service (have been for a year now), it constantly disconnects, often you’ll have to scroll through and try every single server just to find one that will actually connect. 8 out of 10 don’t work, 10-15% chance it’ll be spotty and slow, and you get 5% it’ll actually work.

The speed test function on laptop version has failed to load any server at all, and the smart mode on the phones don’t work either. I don’t mind switching my vpn on and off depends on what website/app i use, but if you have the function for it to do the work, make sure it actually does work.

Overall not a bad vpn and one of the few that still work in China, but i expect more and better speed for a paid product.

Physicles ,

Good VPN, mediocre app

As of 2019, the Astrill VPN service is one of the more reliable in China. Even though servers regularly stop working — presumably blocked by the Firewall — they’re almost always quickly replaced. It even works on my 4G.

It’s a shame that the app is so bad:

(Edit: even with version 2.2.4, the latest version as of early December 2019, these issues persist)

- Quite often the app gets stuck on the login screen. When that happens, the only way to fix it so you can use your internet again is apparently to restart your phone, or in some cases to uninstall the VPN profile.
- Turning on the “reconnect VPN” makes it nearly impossible to turn off the VPN. The app apparently can’t distinguish between the VPN switching to off because it dropped the connection, and because the user hit the Off switch: it tries to reconnect in both cases.
- Connecting to a server sometimes shows random error messages like “IPC Error”. Sometimes it’ll work if you try a few times, so maybe the app should just do this?
- There’s no feature like in the VPN router or in the desktop client to automatically connect to one of your favorite servers. You sit there for a minute or two trying a bunch of servers one by one until one of them works.

Internet life in China is a frustrating experience, and this app does nothing to make it better. Will I continue paying for the service? Yes, because it works. And I’ll curse this app every time I have to touch it.

Developer Response ,

We have made some adjustments in our API, you should not have issue where app is "stuck" at login screen anymore. IPC Error is coming from the OS and It's a bug in Apple VPN service so there's nothing much we can do. This error is rare howerver, app restart should fix this.

App Privacy

The developer, Veloxee Corp., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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