Hotspot Shield is the world’s fastest and most secure VPN app. Protect yourself from cyber threats with a simple click. Now you can browse, stream and game while staying safe and private online. With your Hotspot Shield Premium subscription, you get access to a security suite of top security apps.

Hotspot Shield Premium includes:

Keep your passwords safe across multiple devices from hackers trying to access your accounts.

Safeguard your digital and financial identity from the constant risk of theft and fraud.

Access the fastest VPN servers and secure your internet privacy with our patented technology.

Hotspot Shield VPN Features:

Connect to the fastest VPN servers in over 115+ locations to keep your internet connection protected from cybercriminals.

Protect your privacy by connecting to our fully owned VPN servers, or upgrade to our Premium subscription for more features.

Get the VPN with over 30 patents that optimize your server connection for faster speeds and stronger security.

Stay secure with military-grade encrypted traffic between your device and our servers while connected with Hotspot Shield VPN.

Your privacy is our mission. Connect to any of our reliable VPN servers, and know that we do not keep any logs of your activity.

Use all the basic features of the app without having to sign up, register, or enter your credit card.

Get premium access to top security products with your Hotspot Shield Premium account at no additional cost.

See why millions of users trust Hotspot Shield for their mobile security - Get it today!

■ Hotspot Shield VPN Premium service includes:

- Free access to Identity Guard, and 1Password.
- 7-day free trial: free of charge; no commitment; cancel anytime.
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the trial period.
- Length of subscription: one year; one month.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
- Price of subscription: one-year plan: $7.99/mo; monthly plan: $12.99/mo.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

■ Hotspot Shield VPN is powered by Aura:

Aura believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. Aura provides millions of users with mobile security and privacy through all of its security products.

Privacy Policy:
Terms of Service:

Copyright © 2021 Aura Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What’s New

Version 4.8.0

Hello folks,

We've fixed some minor bugs in this version to make Hotspot Shield an even better VPN.
If you have suggestions or ideas feel free to contact customer support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

IBBacon ,

Self Defense Is Vital.

Everywhere you go your net activities are being watched and recorded. This program effectively hides you IP. I've tried several VPN services and this one has been the easiest to use and most customer friendly that I've found. I've seen no reduction in download or upload speeds. The only downside to this, or any VPN is that some sites won't allow access via VPN. I've only run into one that I care about, but it is simple to disconnect, you just need to be careful to exit from any sites that collect data (i.e. Anything Google relative... well.. almost everything). I disconnect from VPN, reboot, open only the site in question, take care of business, then open VPN and reboot. Bit of a pain but my system is free of the focused advertising and whatnot.

Bottom line, as an Apple user of over 30 years (another company surprisingly enough considering their leftist mindset, which respects user privacy) I am completely satisfied with Hotspot Shield.

KimPrescottbSeK ,

Oops, the app cannot be used

Before downloading this vpn, I have used other types of vpn, but most of them don't provide good service, let us visit the website we want to visit, so I worked hard to find a match on APP STORE I expected the vpn, so I found this vpn.
Before I started using it, this VPN has been working very well, but when I select a certain country again for connection and access, a dialog box will always pop up to remind me to subscribe to download this APP, because the previous use effect is very good , So I did not think about subscribing to this APP, but when I used this vpn again, I found a very serious problem, no matter what country you choose to connect to, vpn cannot connect well. Even if it is connected, it will be disconnected in a short period of time. This will not provide a stable service for me to download and watch certain videos, let alone have a video conversation with friends. I do n’t know why I want to After experiencing such a thing, if I do n’t have a subscription, it ’s okay, I paid for it, but I did n’t enjoy a better service, and it made me unable to visit the website I visited before. I hope they can solve this problem so that I can quickly Use vpn to do something, if it can't be solved, I also hope that they can explain what the original is as soon as possible I do not want to spend time on this vpn.

Developer Response ,

Hello Kim,

I am sorry but I am somewhat confused by your review. Are you a Premium Member? If you are a Premium Member you have access to 3,200+ premium servers, 4X connection speeds and access to 24/7 live chat or email support. You can reach out to us by signing into your account page here and from the left menu select support. Please reach out to us and tell us more detail, so we can resolve this for you.

If you are a free member, you are using our Free US only servers available to millions of users across the world. This is two different experiences. If you are a Free Member you can find solutions below.
For access issues (website) please look here:
For connection issues please look here

Again, if you are able to reach other countries, you are a Premium Member and we can resolve this for you, we just need a little more information. Please reach out.

Ew2d3/dh ,

make the speed slower

Before using this vpn,it usually takes more then minutes to download a files but after using vpn to download the same document,it often takes more times on this ,this vpn allows us to connect ato a certain free node,but often only can allow us to use it for a few hours,and if we want to use it again,it will always remind us that it needs to be renewed to be able to use it,i really don’t like this design,is there really no free app that allows me to use it,and the cost of downloading and subscribing to this app is too high,which is often not somethings a stundents like me can afford,it is particularly important that although you can find any accessible country in the connection list after subscribing to this vpn,not every ocuntry can be conencted,south american countries such as argentina often cannot make us normal,if it is possinle to access the access speed will be very slow,to waif for a web page to load,we may need to waif or a few minutes,we have to go through this procees very times we visit,which is obviously not suitable for is,not a mention downloading and watching some videos,this is something i didn’t even think about,because i knew it couldn’t be done well.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for leaving a review for our app, I am sorry to hear that our app did not fulfill your expectations, please let us know more about your experience. If you are a Premium Member we offer 24/7 email support.Please reach out to us here:

App Privacy

The developer, AnchorFree Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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