TunnelBear VPN is a free, incredibly simple app to browse the Internet privately and securely.

The beautiful TunnelBear app protects your online privacy, lets you access your favourite websites & apps, and secures your connection on public WiFi hotspots.

Try TunnelBear for free with 500MB of browsing data every month. No credit card required. In-app purchases available for premium plans, which give you unlimited data.

Put simply, by using TunnelBear, you can browse from anywhere with peace of mind knowing that your online activity is more private from hackers, ISPs, and advertisers.

TunnelBear VPN for iOS is a really simple app that encrypts your web browsing and data (making it unreadable) as it leaves your iPad or iPhone. It makes public Wi-Fi safe and secure, and also keeps your browsing private from ISPs. Websites and advertisers will have a more difficult time tracking your physical location and browsing across the Internet.

Your browsing habits are personal and shouldn’t be trusted to just anyone. TunnelBear is proud to be the first and only VPN service in the world that has been independently audited by a 3rd party. You can feel confident that we deliver on our promise to secure your data.

One-tap connect: App so simple, a bear could use it.
A VPN you can trust: Along with a strict no-logging policy, we’re the only consumer VPN app to have completed a 3rd party, public security audit.
Global VPN network: With servers in 22+ countries and lightning-fast speeds, access the websites and apps you love. Anytime, anywhere.
Grizzly-grade security: TunnelBear uses strong AES-256 bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn’t even an option.
No logging. Your browsing stays private.
Helpful support that always responds within 24 hours.

“TunnelBear is an elegant, easy mobile VPN that keeps you safe.”
- Lifehacker

“The app is bursting with charm, but it also delivers security at a good price.”
- PCMag

“All you have to do is turn the switch to “ON” and you are protected.”

“TunnelBear, the gorgeous VPN app that wants to bring online privacy to everyone.”
- VentureBeat

*Spoiler alert* TunnelBear has a strict no-logging policy. You can read our entire plain-english privacy policy here:

Try TunnelBear with 500MB of browsing data for free every month. In-app purchases provide unlimited data for a monthly ("Giant TunnelBear") or annual ("Grizzly TunnelBear") fee.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription is purchased

Is your TunnelBear misbehaving? Do you have feedback for us? Do you have a cool fact about bears to share? Contact our support team by visiting our website

What's New

Version 2.9

• Stronger & more efficient encryption with AES256-GCM
• Grroomed the UI and added a shiny new icon
• Made it even easier to install or re-install your bear profiles
• Bears now more fluent in their supported languages
• Added some minor enhancements to Trusted Networks

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

[update] Love it! Latest update w/iOS 11 stopped auto connect


The company responded to my concern within about 24 hours, very timely, especially over the weekend. They informed me that they were aware of the issue and a fix was already in place, pushed to an update: 2.7.1. I updated and voila! it appears to have been resolved. Thanks for your positive and timely response! Very happy with the performance of the app, as well as the ethics and care from this company so far.

I absolutely love TunnelBear. After researching a ton of VPNs and their behaviors and perks, I decided upon TB. No logging. Excellent encryption. Auto connect. No speed loss that I’ve noticed.
I only have one gripe with the latest update / move to iOS 11. The VPN never seems to auto connect anymore. Every time either the device loses or sleeps the connection, or switches between cellular and WiFi, TunnelBear disconnects and never attempts to reconnect like it used to.
Please fix this. It’s now incredibly frustrating to have to manually go to the app to reconnect to VPN every time this happens. And it happens way more often than I thought or ever noticed. Thanks.

Developer Response

Rawr! We're extremely sorry about this! It appears that our latest version had a pesky bug in it that prevents TunnelBear from automatically reconnecting when the connection is lost. We do however have a fix for it - please download the latest version of 2.7.1. If you run into any issues contact our support bears directly at

👎👎👎👎👎 UNUSABLE 90% of the time!


Quite possibly the most overrated app in the App Store. This VPN works in countries where you don’t really need VPN, where it’s just an extra insurance. Basically the West. Mainland China? Forget it. (In 2 years I’ve NEVER succeeded). UAE, nope.. India? hahaha..
This is one of those “make you feel good” apps which doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to do. In the past I could at least watch news clips from overseas news sites, be it Norway, Sweden, Germany, etc. as long as I selected that specific country. Now when I’m logged in to a VPN tunnel for that specific country I get a “sorry, unable to watch this news clip. You must be in “fill in the blank country” to watch this video.”
Not impressed.
-> to the developer - yes, I realize some of the countries I mentioned here are “high censorship places” BUT several totally free VPNs seem to work just fine? This has been ongoing for years. I use TB strictly for “easy” countries. For places where VPNs are a must your service and reliability is appalling.

Developer Response

Rawr! Sorry to hear about your frustrating experience! Please note that these places that you have listed have high censorship happening there right now.

Have you contacted our Support Bears for help? We do have some advice/tips for when someone is navigating these countries/areas. They can be helpful! If you haven't done so yet, please either email us at or you can submit a ticket via

Better all the time!


Now with auto-connect (among other great features), Tunnel Bear is indeed a very friendly app whose developers and “bears” really seem to care about their product and their customers. Thank you!

Re your 3rd party audit: Very impressive and appreciated! Thank you for undertaking this process and sharing the results. I only wish your service was consistently faster than it is, swinging from very slow to very fast. Usually slowest of three VPNs I've tried. Disappointing and frustrating because I want to use TunnelBear exclusively.


TunnelBear, Inc.
30.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 TunnelBear, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Giant $4.99
  2. Unlimited data for any 5 devices $6.99
  3. Giant Tunnelbear $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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