VPN by Private Internet Access 17+

Hide the IP address & location

Private Internet Access, Inc.

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    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Get instant secure data protection and keep your identity private with PIA VPN.
With PIA, get Secure Access, Internet Freedom, Secure Connection, Online Privacy and more! With our encrypted network traffic, PIA keeps your private data secure, even on public WiFi.
Hide your IP address & connect anonymously to the internet for as low as $2.69/month!



Enjoy online privacy with Private Internet Access®; the world’s leading secure VPN service.


Download the Private Internet Access® VPN app and enjoy exceptional connection security:

- Open Source Transparency: Get maximum online privacy with VPN protocols like OpenVPN and WireGuard - designed for anybody to inspect or modify for complete transparency.

- IP Protection: Hide your IP address and change location with Private Internet Access® VPN. Trust us to keep your online search anonymous with no logs ever.

- Safe Connection: Keep your personal data safe as our VPN router directs your traffic through a secure WiFi connection.

- Powerful Encryption Standards. Stick with our defaults, or optimize your VPN experience to your own personal needs and get instant access to the sites you want!

- Multi-device Support: One PIA subscription keeps up to 10 devices protected simultaneously.

- Split Tunneling: Choose which applications or IP addresses can bypass the secure VPN tunnel.

- Per-Network Settings: Automatically enable the secure VPN connection when rejoining to an unsecure WiFi network.

- Kill Switch: Unexpected VPN network connection failure? Our kill switch feature will automatically block your internet connection preventing any data leaks.

- Biggest Network. Extensive network servers and locations in over 77 countries and more being added daily.

- FREE Email Breach Monitor. Check to see if your email address has been affected by any security breaches.


Join the 15 million satisfied customers worldwide

"Private Internet Access is one of Lifehacker readers' favorite VPN service providers, making it easy to surf the web anonymously, privately and securely from anywhere." – Lifehacker


"There have been several Editors' Choice VPN services recently, as one product tops the next, but Private Internet Access out-performs and out-features the competition. With 4.5 stars, Private Internet Access sets the bar high and is truly the Editors' Choice, trumping all our previous favorites." -- PC Mag


“When shopping for a VPN service, it is recommended to find a service that keeps no logs of its customers’ traffic and prevents an anonymity-unmasking issue known as IPv6 leakage. Private Internet Access carries the highest level of security.” – Wired


Still unsure? Try PIA with a 7 Day Free VPN Trial and 30-Day Money Back Guarantee


Sign up and choose the Private Internet Access® VPN plan that’s best for you. PIA’s best and lowest value VPN plan is a two-year subscription for $69.95, which is only $2.69/month! Low cost for a high speed VPN service.

We’re always here to help! PIA provides a dedicated resource library, email support, and 24/7 live chat.

GDPR Compatibility
This application only sends usernames and encrypted passwords to our servers as part of using the app. During signups, we also collect user emails. We do not collect or store any other user information.

EULA https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 3.17.0

Bugfixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
88.6K Ratings

88.6K Ratings

Major_Ursa ,

Excellent

Never had a problem. Has been my go to VPN for the past 2 years. Awesome service ever since 👌

Update: to all the negative reviews out there - there’s a ton of options to tweak to make the connection more stable. In fact, this is the only VPN service I know of that offers 3 different options (IPSec, IKEv2, AND OpenVPN). EXPERIMENT!! Not all Wi-Fi is the same. Try changing the connection options. IKEv2 is usually the most stable with OpenVPN coming in second. With the latter you can even change the port number. Maybe stop complaining and actually try to do some research. I’ve had this app for over 2 years and it’s never failed. And for those very strict environments there’s always the official OpenVPN app with preconfigured PIA profiles for literally any situation.
And before you ask - I was NOT paid to write this or am getting a discount. I’m just sick of reading reviews from people who seem like they’d rather complain than explore the myriad of connection options this offered by this service /rant

MLJ1967 ,

So far so good, after uninstalling and installing again

Has worked flawlessly for several years. During that time, I used several iPhones while always maintaining latest iOS and PIA app versions. Then, suddenly several weeks ago, regardless of Wi-Fi/Mobile Network connection, it began disconnecting the PIA VPN, yet allowing Internet traffic, even with KILL SWITCH activated. Ugh! So, I took a chance today, and uninstalled app, then installed again. Left PIA install defaults, which were same as my original settings. So far, it seems fine. However, not enough time has passed to be certain. So, I’ll update the review, if deemed appropriate.

<UPDATE>
Love PIA. Only flaw is occasionally it will not connect with my dedicated IP but will with all other regions provided by PIA. Still have the occasional issue with KILL SWITCH on but app not connected and my public IP revealed. Ugh!!! Frustrating. Windows app works flawlessly. Just the iOS app with latest versions of everything kept updated still has the random disconnect issue even with KILL SWITCH. So, that is the reason for four and not five stars. Support is amazing whenever issues arise. Quick to respond and assist. Hope they can figure out the KILL SWITCH issue soon. Thanks!

holdenhdj ,

Suddenly stopped working

I have been using PIA for well over a year on both iOS and Windows and have not had any problems. Up until now I would’ve gave it 5 stars. However, all of a sudden v3.6.1 stopped working for me on my iPhone running 13.5.1. At first it wouldn’t connect, it would just spin and now will not allow me to login citing an “SSL error, secure connection to server cannot be made.” Deleting and re-downloading, switching SSID’s etc has not fixed this.

Outside of the app not working, my big issue is with the nonexistent costumer support. Initial triage of the issue from PIA was basic. I was told to escalate my ticket since all options were exhausted. So the Development crew replied hours later but showed how they clearly did not read my issue at all from the trouble ticket. If you explicitly state that you do not currently have service and are operating strictly from WiFi as well as you are not able to login, the first two “troubleshooting techniques” should not be “switch to data, or switch from openVPN to WireGuard.”

The PIA app still functions on my Windows 10 notebook, but when you pay for services, you expect it to function as stated. I will not be renewing with PIA and will move to ExpressVPN and pay the extra money unless this can actually be rectified.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced with the VPN and with customer service. If you would like to continue troubleshooting, please feel free to contact us via live chat or in the form of a new support ticket. The following link will give you the ability to create a new support ticket: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/helpdesk/new-ticket.

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The developer, Private Internet Access, 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.

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