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Description

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.

WHAT DOES TUNNELBEAR DO?
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.

HOW DOES TUNNELBEAR WORK?
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.

HOW CAN I TRUST TUNNELBEAR?
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.

FEATURES:
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.

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING
“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.”
- WSJ

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

PRIVACY POLICY:
*Spoiler alert* TunnelBear has a strict no-logging policy. You can read our entire plain-english privacy policy here: https://www.tunnelbear.com/privacy-policy

CONTACT US:
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 https://www.tunnelbear.com/.

What's New

Version 2.12

The Bears have working to improve VoiceOver support so you can more easily tunnel even if you don’t see the screen.
Improved VoiceOver navigation terms now available in English, with other languages to follow soon.

Fixed an issue where you might see an authentication screen when using IPsec.

Fixed some issues where we were being a bit overbearing when verifying email addresses.

28% more Bears.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

14.3K Ratings

14.3K Ratings

Pretty good

Dalton Ames

Update May 17: I have noticed that since Mcafee bought them out the app has not functioned as well. Before Mcafee, it would smoothly connect in the background and the kill switch was visibly working - disconnecting the WiFi and then reconnecting once the VPN was active - now it allows my device to be connected to untrusted WiFi for long periods of time before the VPN kicks in. Is my data stream compromised at that point? Furthermore I have had a much more difficult time connecting to networks than I ever did before and have had to delete and reinstall the app a couple of times. This app worked flawlessly last year. Now, not so much.

I used the free 500mb allotment for several months before buying a year long membership. Very easy to use, lowest price I could find for a year long VPN, passes all the DNS leak and IP tests I could find and depending on which server I choose doesn’t slow down my connection much at all. I really like the kill switch, auto-connect and trusted network features. My only concern is the shortage of servers. Most other VPNs have dozens or even hundreds worldwide. In a practical sense though this hasn’t impacted me at all.

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

mucci314

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 tunnelbear.com/support

Wanted to like it...

Tyce Martin

So, I thought having a VPN to add extra security, especially while I’m using public WiFi (which is rare) would be great, but I have had nothing but trouble with TunnelBear.
I can live with using Safari’s version of Google and it recognizing me in the country I have tunneled to, so at least I know it’s working but that’s only about a quarter of the time. The rest of the time the app is disconnecting and I’m constantly having to manually open the app and turn it off/on or tunnel to a different location to get it to connect again and it’s a major pain.
When you try to access some of your other apps, if TunnelBear is on, it may not grant you access, and internet pages take longer to download, even in WiFi!
My phone is not that old and my software is up to date and all that jazz, blah blah. There is no reason I should be having this much difficulty. I bought one a month subscription and am so glad I didn’t get the full year because I will not be renewing it.

Developer Response

Rawr! Sorry to hear that you've run into some issues with your bear. We'd be happy to look into things for you if you get in touch with our support bears. You can reach us at tunnelbear.com/support

Information

Seller
TunnelBear, Inc.
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
46.6 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 TunnelBear, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Giant $7.99
  2. Giant Tunnelbear $9.99
  3. Unlimited data for any 5 devices $6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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