Purple Onion is a free browser that empowers you to use the internet more securely. Purple Onion uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Purple Onion is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection.

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Purple Onion is the safest way to use the Internet - Period. Purple Onion bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.

PRIVATE WEB SURFING: Purple Onion is the most anonymous way to access any website, even if it’s normally blocked, monitored, or on the hidden web.

PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research a competitor, get around someone blocking your favorite site, or circumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.

***We Love Feedback***
MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email.

Important Notes:
- Web browsing/downloading through the anonymization network will be SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER than through a non-tunneled browser like Safari. This is necessary and a small price to pay to keep your identity protected.
- This product uses the Tor distributed networks is produced independently from the Tor(r) anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.

What’s New

Version 1.2

- Fix for Face ID (Thank you Antonio for reporting the issue)
If you enjoy using the app please take a moment to rate in the App Store.
Your feedback and support is truly appreciated.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

Alisa Rosenbaum ,

Too good to be true- except it is true

I was searching the App Store for a Tor browser app with VPN, yet only finding reviews on each app all containing similar stories- apps that had you rate them before you can use them, apps that were once good but introduced adds which gave away your VPN (and were extremely frequent and annoying to boot), apps that are too slow to be justified, and apps that did not provide the protection that they initially promised. So when I saw that this free app was meant to be an improved version of the older version of Red Onion, I was cautiously hopeful. Could a free app really be so good? The answer, as I soon found out, was yes. This app passed the tests on security-checking websites, uses Touch ID, can toggle Flash for security vs. function, and much more. It even blurs the display when not open, preventing anyone from taking an internal screenshot of the browser. Would give this a much higher rating if I could.

bosoxstrong ,

App is completely useless

Unable to connect to any sites and after trying to use it once, now the app continually crashes or gets stuck on the bootstrap screen. Most of the time it doesn’t even begin the process, staying at 0%. On very rare occasions it makes it to 85% but stalls at the handshake. If I attempt to close and reopen it gets stuck in an infinite loop of opening and crashing. Really poor performance in general.

iDan iKnight ,

Barely functions, and not well, at that. Terrific VPN, though.

After having use the Red Browser for quite a long time, I figured I could expect from this app something similar but improved.

I could not have anticipated just how poorly this app functions. It often just does not reach the destination, where as Red Browser does. It has massive troubles with a variety of site complexities and densities.

My advice would be try it out, see how awful it performs, and then just use the VPN and switch to Red Browser for your actual needs.

Good luck!


202.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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