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Avira Phantom VPN for Android — online privacy when out and about
It’s great to see public Wi-Fi hotspots popping up at an increasing number of places. It means you can go online more frequently and at no cost when on the move, saving you your precious data allowance. Whether on the train, at the airport, or at hotels, cafés, or in public places — mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are often the number one choice to access open Wi-Fi hotspots. However, these Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured and transmit data unencrypted, allowing cybercriminals on the same network to intercept or manipulate this data. That’s a risk, particularly when you’re entering sensitive information, such as your credit card information or banking details, when banking or shopping online. With Avira Phantom VPN for Android you can encrypt online data traffic on your smartphone or tablet, protecting your sensitive information and email communications, plus mask your IP address and surf anonymously.
How does Avira Phantom VPN for Android work?
The mobile VPN (short for virtual private network) app creates a virtual tunnel between your Android device and one of our VPN servers, through which the data is transmitted in an encrypted form. The VPN server also assigns your smartphone or tablet a different IP address and, in doing so, a new virtual location so your online activities cannot be traced back to you and advertisers cannot create user profiles of you. See our blogpost to learn more about the technology behind a VPN.
What are the benefits of using a VPN for Android?
By installing our VPN app on your Android device, you can better protect your online privacy and browse more securely and anonymously when out and about. Thanks to Avira Phantom VPN, you can:
- Protect your data traffic on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots: Thanks to the VPN, your data is transmitted in an encrypted form using bank-grade security so you can prevent cybercriminals from accessing it.
- Access your favorite services more securely on the move: Avira Phantom VPN offers many benefits, including allowing you to stream apps and media libraries just as you would at home.
- Access VPN servers in 37 countries: Choose between 1,400 servers around the world, including in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia.
Is Avira Phantom VPN for Android compatible with my device?
Got a smartphone or tablet running Android 6 or higher? Great, then there’s nothing stopping you from installing our free VPN for Android. Our app is compatible with all current smartphones and tablets from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony, HTC, and many others. Download the Android app for free from the Google Play Store. Our app is compatible with the following Android versions:
- Android 6.0 – 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), October 2015
- Android 7.0 & 7.1 – 7.1.2 (Nougat), August 2016 & October 2016
- Android 8.0 & 8.1 (Oreo), August 2017 & December 2017
- Android 9 (Pie), August 2018
- Android 10, September 2019
- Android 11, September 2020
- Android 12 & 12L/12.1, October 2021 & March 2022
- Android 13, from Q3 2022
How do I use Avira Phantom VPN on my Android smartphone or tablet?
After installing Avira Phantom VPN on your Android device, simply open the app, choose your desired virtual location, and start the VPN with a single tap. From that point on, you’ll be surfing like a phantom and leaving no traces on the internet. Our free VPN app gives you 500 MB per month of data. If you register for a free My Avira Account you can up this limit to 1 GB. And if that’s still not enough, you can always switch to Avira Phantom VPN Pro for unlimited anonymous surfing. If you’d like virus protection, additional security functions, and various tune-up features on your Android device in addition to the VPN, download our all-in-one app Avira Antivirus Security for Android for free.
Avira Phantom VPN für Android funktioniert ganz einfach: Laden Sie die App einfach kostenlos bei Google Play herunter und öffnen Sie sie nach der Installation. Wählen Sie nun den gewünschten virtuellen Standort aus und aktivieren Sie das VPN. Der gesamte Datenverkehr Ihres Android-Smartphones bzw. -Tablets wird anschließend verschlüsselt übertragen und Ihre IP-Adresse verborgen, sodass Sie sicherer und anonym surfen können – auch in ungesicherten öffentlichen WLANs.
Ein VPN wie Avira Phantom VPN hilft Ihnen, Ihre sensiblen Daten vor Cyber-Kriminellen zu schützen und Ihre Online-Aktivitäten zu verbergen. Die VPN-App für Android verschlüsselt den gesamten Datenverkehr auf Bankenniveau und weist Ihnen einen neuen virtuellen Standort zu, indem es die IP-Adresse Ihres Android-Geräts ändert. So können Sie sicherer und anonym surfen und Ihren Datenverkehr vor allem in öffentlichen WLANs besser schützen. Denn diese offenen Netzwerke sind meist ungesichert und übertragen Ihre Daten häufig unverschlüsselt, sodass sie leicht abgefangen werden können.
We do not track the websites you visit nor any info that can link activities back to you.
We do measure how much traffic is consumed, and collect some diagnostic data (e.g. bugs), which you can disable from within the product.
Our policy is as follows: we cannot share what we don't know.
We must legally comply with the legislation in countries we operate, so we ensure we have nothing sensitive to share.
To calculate our costs for hosting the infrastructure.
Think of it as a secure piping service: we offer the infrastructure (“VPN tunnels”), you decide how you use it (streaming, shopping, gaming, etc.), and all we know is how much volume flows through it.
Avira uses the 256 Advanced Encryption Standard.
This encryption standard offers more combination possibilities than there are stars in the universe (1042). It would take billions of computers longer to crack the encryption than the age of our universe (13.8 billion years).