10 iPhone VPNs compared · Jan 2017

Apple iPhones and iPads use the "iOS" operating system, and many VPN clients are compatible with iOS to run on your iPhone/iPad. Latest iOS 10 has just been released, we're checking with VPN providers now and updating details. iOS version 9 users should have no trouble finding a VPN service below, support for older versions is patchier (see below). iPod Touch owners with iOS9 can also use a VPN on their device.

Apple iOS 10.0.2 has been released to the public and 10.1 is in beta. We are working to update this information for iOS 10 VPNs.

Not sure which VPN to look for? iPhone 7/7+ owners are running with the latest iOS10. iPhone SE shipped with iOS9 and are capable of running iOS10 if you have upgraded. iPhone 6S/6S+ shipped with iOS9 and have been upgraded to iOS10 also. iPhone 6/6+ came with iOS8 and can be upgraded to iOS10. iPhone 5C and 5S shipped with iOS7, the iPhone 5 with iOS6 and both can be upgraded to iOS10. iPhone 4S users should upgrade to iOS 9 and iPhone 4 to iOS7 before using a VPN, as older versions are not supported.

#1 Hide My Ass!

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

iOS 10

Compatibility

62%
coverage rating

Value

62%
value rating

HMA is one of the most popular VPN brands out there, but I can't see what all the excitement is about. Yes it is easy to use and provides good support for mobile devices, but I wasn't impressed with t…

Things we like...
  • 190 countries to choose from
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Has own VPN client software
Look out for...
  • Operated from UK (5 eyes)
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#2 NordVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

iOS 10

Compatibility

76%
coverage rating

Value

65%
value rating

NordVPN is one of the few 'advanced' VPNs which can back up their claims by using exclusive double data encryption. The DoubleVPN encryption system uses a two-node server link with dual 256-bit AES CB…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • 57 countries to choose from
  • Includes private DNS servers
Look out for...
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#3 ExpressVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

100%
coverage rating

Value

84%
value rating

High speed, ultra secure, and easy to use - ExpressVPN describes itself as the fastest VPN on Earth. Watch video from anywhere, unblock websites and regain your online privacy. Setup is easy, whether …

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • 87 countries to choose from
  • Includes private DNS servers
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • May not allow P2P file sharing
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#4 Private Internet Access

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

72%
coverage rating

Value

74%
value rating

I first joined PIA back in 2012 and was a long-standing customer for many years. The service is simple, straightforward and reliable. The VPN client has come on great and minor bugs were smoothed out …

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Strong encryption
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#5 IPVanish

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

72%
coverage rating

Value

72%
value rating

IPVanish is designed to be 'the world's fastest VPN', as well as circumventing censorship filters (by employers, universities or governments) and boasts an impressive number of servers and shared IP a…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • 60 countries to choose from
  • Includes private DNS servers
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#6 LiquidVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

69%
coverage rating

Value

72%
value rating

This is the Ultimate plan. LiquidVPN focus on speed, primarily. They claim to provide 'insanely fast' servers for quick downloads, torrents and streaming video without buffering. I like the ability to choose between shared IP a…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Strong encryption
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • Only 9 countries to choose from
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#7 LiquidVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

69%
coverage rating

Value

72%
value rating

This is the Road Warrior plan. LiquidVPN focus on speed, primarily. They claim to provide 'insanely fast' servers for quick downloads, torrents and streaming video without buffering. I like the ability to choose between shared IP a…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Strong encryption
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • Only 9 countries to choose from
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#8 StrongVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

86%
coverage rating

Value

67%
value rating

StrongVPN, despite the name, is a 'jack of all trades' VPN which promotes security, privacy, speed and ease of use. They have thousands of customer testimonials, even from China, which is promising. …

Things we like...
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Has own VPN client software
  • VPN settings can trade security for speed
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • May not allow P2P file sharing
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#9 VPN.ac

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

65%
coverage rating

Value

73%
value rating

VPN.ac focusses on security, speed and reliability developed by a team of security professionals, and skilled support staff with fast replies. Servers are pen-tested and audited for security. Each pla…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Strong encryption
Look out for...
  • Payments don't auto-renew

#10 LiquidVPN

iOS 7

iOS 7

iOS 8

iOS 8

iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 10

?
iOS 10

Compatibility

69%
coverage rating

Value

72%
value rating

This is the Sidekick plan. LiquidVPN focus on speed, primarily. They claim to provide 'insanely fast' servers for quick downloads, torrents and streaming video without buffering. I like the ability to choose between shared IP a…

Things we like...
  • Zero log policy
  • Includes private DNS servers
  • Strong encryption
Look out for...
  • Operated from USA (5 eyes)
  • Only 9 countries to choose from
  • Payments don't auto-renew

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