5 Free VPN Apps For Android & IOS 2018

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Well, you have been wondering around in search for a free Android or IOS VPN app. They’re pretty limited on the market and in the play store especially if you’re looking for an ad-free one. On this list, i will share with a number of working free VPN Android and IOS apps  you can use to protect yourself online or access restricted content, social apps and websites.

A VPN or Virtual Private Network allows users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks.  VPNs protect your data online and provide you with maximum anonymity. VPNs or vpn apps on Android can used to access limited or restricted applications, URLs and IP addresses online. Be it a limitation of a specific group of applications that have been blocked in a specific region or country.

VPNs have been used in China where social media apps and various universal resource locators (urls) have been limited by gov’t (call it censorship). Citizens are in position to access the said blocked applications on top of installing VPNs. Also in Uganda, people have used VPNs to have access to blocked social apps in escape of paying the social media tax or OTT Tax

VPNs have also been used by hackers worldwide and may other people that don’t wish there ISPs to track there activities online.

Even when its said that Internet Service Providers have the capacity to track and block VPNs, its still a debatable issue. Since VPN apps can be accessed from totally different locations with different internet protocols call it IP addresses. This  tends to be a tedious issues to ISPs to track and crack down and hence, they (ISPs) tend to give up on the way.

Mostly, with the ever changing technologies available, VPNs are developed, distributed and published online almost every other day the moment one is blocked from its users. Hence making the crack down a hard nut to crack. Click To Tweet

See how a VPN works in the video below. (Source: pcmag.com)

None the less, let’s get dig into the list.

Here Are The 10 Best Free VPN Android & IOS Apps

In no particular order, i will list and introduce to you a couple of VPN apps which are both free and paid for those that would wish to take anonymity to the next level.

1. TunnelBear

Being one of the most popular VPN services in the market, TunnelBear is one of the fastest, secure and reliable VPNs out there. It makes it really easy to connect to VPN and bring in privacy security at its best. Of recent, Tunnel Bear was acquired McAfee one of the leading digital security companies in the world. TunnelBear has a worldwide network of servers which spans to now over 20 countries including but not limited to Japan, Hong Kong, United States, Spain, Netherlands, India etc. You many download and install it using this link TunnelBear

Tunner Bear comes with a: Free pack and basic tier starts at $9.99/month – billed annually

2. NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the best VPN companies known for encrypting all your data. By clearly indication publically that it doesn’t keep any logs of your browsing history or activity, NordVPN greatly wins hearts of its users. Based in Panana, this company owns over 4,000 remote servers in about 62 countries and the largest number being in the United States.  NordVPN also owns servers in Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Australia and Sweden. You many download and install it using this link NordVPN

NordVPN comes with a: Free pack and a premium subscription starts at $5.75/month – billed annually

3. AirVPN

Every imagined a tool built by fellow activists?. Well, AirVPN is one that was created by activists and hacktivists around the globe with focus on user privacy. The’re always trust issues with people using VPNs provided by independent companies hence to need to have an open and secure tool from the users themselvers. AirVPN uses a diffie-hellman key exchange to hide IP addresses and don’t moniter user browsing history or logs. This makes it next to impossible for only spying on you only to track or itedent the type of protocol you use. This tools also owns a number of servers around the world with over locations in 15 countries. You many download and install it using this link AirVPN Android Client.

AirVPN comes with a: Free pack and a basic tier starts at $5.92/month – billed annually

4. ProtonVPN

ProtonVPN operations over 100 remote serves in 14 various location and besides them encrypting user data as there first priority, the take extra effort to pass user traffic through their secure core network in network privacy friendly countries such as Iceland and Switzerland. ProtonVPN server are located in United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, USA among others. This company is based in Switzerland and doesn’t keep a single user log and enable you Tor anonymity network allowing users to access the deep and dark web.  You many download and install it using this link ProtonVPN.

ProtonVPN comes with a: Free pack for one device and a basic tier starts at $5.27/month – billed annually

5. Hideman VPN

Hideman VPN is considered as the easiest to use giving you access to geographically restricted content in over 24 countries. The app encrypts all personal data, hinding reall user interent address protocols hence reacting a perfect environment for your privacy online. ProtonVPN also its users to access the Tor browse allowing you to browse the deep or even dark on top of proctecting on online activities. There servers are located on over 20 countries in Spain, France, USA, Germany, Panama among others. You many download and install it using this link Hideman VPN

Hideman VPN comes with a: Free pack and a basic tier starts at $2.07/month – billed annually

Looking for a FREE VPN app that won’t eat up your data? Checkout my review on Psiphon Pro.

I hope you’ll find one of these convincing for you to protect you online presence. Share with me your thoughts in the comment second. Any VPN app you suggest i could add on the list?

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Kwehangana Hamza


I am a digital content designer and publisher working with a top digital agency in Kampala, Uganda. I started blogging out of my passion for learning & sharing.

Through this blog, I share tech and digital tips i’ve uncovered and hoping they be of great value to you.