iOS is the second most popular OS for mobile devices with 22% of market share across the world according to Statcounter. This list of Best VPNs For iOS caters to that 22 %. Most people consider iPhones more secure than devices running an Android OS and that can make people feel safer browsing the net than they sometimes should. Your personal info can still be in jeopardy and your ISP can track your online activities. Considering the vast amount of public WiFi networks and the number of people using them to do the most privacy-sensitive operations online (like online banking) there should be more of you using a VPN on your mobile device.
For those who have Android devices, we have listed the TOP5 Best VPN for Android 2019 that are well-known, fast, secure and easy to use. Check out that list and pick the one that suits your budget and your needs.
If you own an iOS device, an iPhone or an iPad, this list of TOP5 Best VPN for iPhone 2019 should direct you to the right VPN. We considered the price, security features, speed, ease of use and App Store review scores and user feedback.
1. CyberGhost – It`s so cheap it’s practically free
Cyberghost ranks high in our overall list of Best VPNs. It has all the standard features you need form a VPN and even has some bonus features like the AdBlocker and the Malicious Content Blocker. CyberGhost has a whopping number of servers, over 4800 in 60 most popular countries which is definitely one of the largest server selections out there.
One of the key factors that place CyberGhost as No.1 in the list is that you can connect 7 devices simultaneously under one account. This means you can probably secure ALL the devices you own or cover your whole family. CyberGhost supports iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux systems as well as fireTV, Chrome and Firefox and routers.
Our Speed tests proved CyberGhost to be a top contender. Our standard location test with the Finnish server saw just a 6% drop.
CyberGhost has a high rating of 4.5 in the App Store that is a clear indication that people are happy ith the app.
The factor that tipped the scale for us and landed CyberGhost to the first position is the price. For $2.75 a month (3-year plan) this is as cheap as you can get with a leading VPN provider.
2. NordVPN – Always a top performer
NordVPN is another household name in the VPN world. The massive amount of servers (over 5400) and military-grade encryption together with strict no-logs policy and Panama jurisdiction make NordVPN a very good choice.
It allows 6 simultaneous connections from different devices. It has DNS leak protection, Ad-Blocker and CyberSec feature that blocks suspicious websites and prevents malware from infecting your device.
NordVPn has a very high average score in the App Store – 4.6 that speaks to the quality and stability of the app. The only issue we have with the mobile app and the reason it places in the second place is the somewhat clumsy UX. The map interface can sometimes be clumsy to navigate and finding the right server might be a bit tricky, especially for someone who has zero clues of geography.
3. ExpressVPN – Lightning-fast but pricy
ExpressVPN sits at the top of our overall Best VPN list because of its speed, security features, and support. It has been around for ages and gathered praise from many different magazines and VPN news sites.
ExpressVPN has over 3000 servers, Network Lock Kill Switch, multiple platform support and 24/7 live support. It is based in the British Virgin island so not part of any intelligence alliance countries.
ExpressVPN has 4.6 average score in the App Store and rightly so. The app is easy to navigate and use and based on the user feedback in the App Store people, in general, are happy with it.
4. TunnelBear – Cute and cuddly but packs a punch
TunnelBear is a bit different when it comes to top-tier VPNs. On the surface, it seems like they don’t take themselves too serious with the cute and funny bear digging tunnels to servers across the world. But behind that cute UI is a real beast.
TunnelBear takes your security very seriously and is the first in the consumer VPN industry to publish an independent, public security audit about themselves. It has the kill-switch (they call it Vigilant Mode) and the uses strong AES 256-bit encryption is a default.
The Key benefit of TunnelBear is that it offers 500MB for free with a limited number of servers. This is well suited for travelers for example who need to access some geo-restricted sites. 500 Mb is not enough for streaming videos but it will help you out if you happen to be in a high-censorship country like China and need to access your Gmail account.
If the free option is not enough the $4.99/month price tag is right in the middle of the pack and should be affordable to most people.
TunnelBear also has a very high score of 4.6 in the App Store and that cements its place in this list of Best VPN For iPhone 2019.
5. HideMyAss! – Hide your ass with a VPN
When it comes to phone apps, you need them to be clean, simple and foolproof. HideMyAss! is one of those VPNs that has nailed it. The app is easy to navigate and looks good.
You can protect 5 devices at once, install it on your Windows PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android & Linux. our your router if needed. And even if you are at a friends device who doesn`t have a VPN installed HMA! has a free web proxy you can use.
HideMyAss! performed well in our speed tests and saw just a tiny 6% drop with the auto-connect feature connecting to Finnish server. The US connections suffered a larger drop due to the physical distance but compared to other VPN providers the speeds are on par.
The interface is clean and easy to use and the user rating in the App Store of 4.6 is as high as you can get. For a price of $2.99, it`s a no brainer to place HideMyAss! in the Top5 list of best VPNs for iPhone.
What we considered for this list of Best VPN For iPhone 2019
- Security features
- Ease of use
- App Store review score
All those components play a role. The most crucial criteria are security and speed if a VPN has bad reputation or has consistent problems with low server speeds the price and the UI doesn’t even matter. The apps in this list all have outstanding privacy features and have passed the speed tests with flying colors. If the apps are equal in security and speed UI and price come into play. People want a quality product and if they can get it for a great price then the VPN with the best price to quality ration wins the race.