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Free VPN for iPhone and iPad — Wi-Fi security on the go
Using a public Wi-Fi hotspot to check your emails quickly on your iPhone at the airport or transfer some money using your iPad at a café means the data you transfer could be at risk such as from a man-in-the-middle attack. That’s because open Wi-Fi hotspots are often unsecured, meaning data is transferred without being encrypted and allowing cybercriminals to intercept, redirect, or manipulate your data. Use our free VPN for iPhone and iPad to surf the World Wide Web more safely and anonymously using your Apple mobile device. The VPN app for iOS enables you to do this by establishing an encrypted connection from your Apple smartphone or tablet to one of our VPN servers and assigning your device a new IP address.
This means that with Avira Phantom VPN for iOS, you can protect your email communications and sensitive data from falling into unscrupulous hands when banking or shopping online. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network with your iPhone or iPad, or if the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to is classified as potentially unsafe, Avira Phantom VPN prompts you to activate auto-connect to stay protected whenever you use that Wi-Fi network. If you skip the notification, the iPhone app will remind you again the next time you try to connect. You can also turn on the auto-connect feature whenever you want in the free VPN app’s settings menu.
What is a VPN for iPhone or iPad and how does a VPN connection work?
A VPN (short for virtual private network) is a closed network that creates a virtual tunnel between your iPhone or iPad and one of our VPN servers. The data is transmitted in an encrypted form through this tunnel and nobody else can see what you’re doing. When connecting to the internet, the VPN app also auto-assigns the IP address of the VPN server to your iOS device and uses this instead of the original IP address assigned to you by your cellphone network service provider. This means your actual location and online activities remain hidden and the data you transfer on the internet is protected from prying eyes. With the free VPN for iPhone and iPad, you can surf anonymously and strengthen your online privacy. Check out our blogpost to learn more about how a VPN works.
What’s the benefit of using a VPN for iPhone or iPad?
With Avira Phantom VPN for iOS, you have access to 1,400 VPN servers in 37 countries, including Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. Thanks to our free VPN for iPhone and iPad, you get to enjoy:
- Encrypted traffic: With our VPN, you can protect your confidential information, such as emails, passwords as well as credit card and bank account details, even when you’re transferring it on unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
- Online tracking protection: Thanks to our free VPN app, you can prevent advertisers and companies from tracking your activities online and creating a user profile of you.
- Greater online freedom when out and about: With Avira Phantom VPN for iOS, you can access your favorite websites, videos, and apps more securely while on the move.
Is Avira Phantom VPN for iOS compatible with my iPhone or iPad?
Our VPN app is compatible with all current iPhones and iPads. Download it for free from the App Store for the following iOS versions:
- iOS 11.0 – 11.4.1 (September 2017 – July 2018)
- iOS 12.0 – 12.5.3 (September 2018 – May 2021)
- iOS/iPadOS 13.0 – 13.7 (September 2019 – September 2020)
- iOS/iPadOS 14.0 – 14.8.1 (September 2020 – October 2021)
- iOS/iPadOS 15.0 — 15.7 (September 2021 — September 2022)
- iOS/iPadOS 16.0 — 16.6 (September 2022 — July 2023)
If your Apple device has one of these iOS/iPadOS versions, you can download, install, and turn on our VPN for iPhone and iPad for free.
How do I use the free VPN on my iPhone or iPad?
After opening the app, you can select your desired virtual location, establish the VPN connection with just one tap, and then surf more securely and anonymously. To get you going, our free VPN app gives you 500 MB per month of data to surf however you want. If you register for a My Avira Account, you’ll get to enjoy 1 GB of data per month.. If you want a VPN without data limits, upgrade to Avira Phantom VPN Pro via an in-app purchase within the free VPN app — plus you can try out the Pro version absolutely free for 7 days with our in-app trial*. Our free all-in-one app Avira Mobile Security for iOS also includes a VPN, plus many more security features.
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FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions
You can enjoy greater online protection and privacy with a free VPN like Avira Phantom VPN for iOS as it encrypts all traffic and assigns you a new virtual location by changing your iPhone’s IP address. This means you can surf more securely and anonymously, and protect your data from being stolen or hacked — especially when surfing on public Wi-Fi hotspots. That’s critical especially since these open networks are often unsecured, transmitting your data unencrypted and making it easy for cybercriminals to intercept it.
You can install and turn on Avira Phantom VPN for iOS on your iPhone or iPad with just a few taps. Download the VPN app for free from the App Store and then open it once installed. Then select the virtual location you want to use, and turn on the VPN. Once you’ve done that, all your traffic from your iPhone or iPad is encrypted and your IP address is hidden, so you can surf more securely and anonymously. You can also set the app to auto-connect to the VPN when using unsecured, untrusted Wi-Fi networks.