The best SSH Port Forwarding tool ever. Built-in SOCKS5, PAC file URL provided, 2FA OTP (Google Authenticator, Yubikey), ECDSA, ed25519, RSA, PuTTY keys, in-app browser.

SSH Tunnel is the best and most convenient way to manage SSH tunnels on a mobile device running iOS.

The application allows you to configure a local socks5 proxy with a private tunnel to your own server.

Main functions and features of the application:

- Local Port Forwarding (works similar to: "ssh -L")
- Dynamic Port Forwarding (SOCKS5 proxy)
- Password, Private Key, 2FA (OTP) authentication
- Supported SSH Keys: ECDSA, ed25519, RSA, PuTTY keys.
- Host Key Fingerprint checking feature
- Connection data transfer statistics
- Connection Export & Import (iCloud Drive and other services)
- Passcode & Face ID protection
- Provides a local URL for a Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file (for WiFi proxy autoconfiguration)
- Idle disconnect timer
- Advanced logging for a debug purpose
- Add free app

You need to have an SSH server configured to use this application.

The advantage of the SSH Tunnel is the ability to fully control traffic redirection. The application allows manual configuration of the PAC (Proxy Auto-Config) file using special rules. For example, redirection depending on the Wi-Fi network to which the phone is connected (home/work), time of day or the address of the requested resource itself.

SSH Tunnel support email:

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Allow customizing in-app browser URL.
Improve iOS 14 compatibilities.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

trafnor ,

Solid app - does exactly what it promises

I have wanted to stream video for a long time, from a webcam at home so I can keep an eye on my 3D printer. I don't like the cloud-based webcam options, but instead, preferred to stream directly over an SSH connection. Problem was, I couldn't find an SSH tunnel app. Until now, that is. SSH Tunnel does exactly what I wanted, with no frills, but with all of the options I need. And it works very well. Only one suggestion for future enhancement... it would be very useful if one could forward more than just a single port within a single tunnel - at the moment, I think only one is possible. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product!

palomnik ,

A great app is now even better!

When I got this app a while back, it was good, but I was not able to enter an arbitrary url after connecting. The workaround was to open the browser of choice and then launch the app on top / to the side (this is still good for testing different mobile browsers).

Now I can enter the URL I need to the built-in browser and use it full screen.

The only possible improvement would be for Apple to allow this to run in the background without disconnecting.

alxoqlxntbeicnamwlfi ,

Only real usable tunneling app for iOS

I’ve tried others, but with iOS 14 blocking background tasks, they’re unusable. This app would be much better if one could use Safari for the tunnel without needing to run both in split view, but the developer’s addition of a built-in browser makes this only a minor grievance and is a good workaround for Apple’s restrictions.

Only requests: allow for multiple simultaneous tunnels at once and an option to have tabs in the built-in browser.

App Privacy

The developer, Mobibean, LLC, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • 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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