Imagine if we could speed up time in the fight against cancer.

DreamLab is a multi-award winning app that uses the collective power of smartphones to fast track cancer research. With cancer being one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers through medical research is incredibly important. DreamLab exists to help us get there sooner. And the more people who use the app, the faster it works.


Researchers need supercomputers to scan DNA in immense detail and crunch complex data. When you plug your phone in and power DreamLab, it downloads tiny parts of a huge research project from the cloud to calculate, and sends the results back to the research team. The more people who power DreamLab, the faster we can complete critical research. All you need to do is plug your phone in and press ‘Power DreamLab’ each night.


“Such an easy to use App! Finally a way to use my phone for the greater good. Love your work Vodafone [a-ok emoji]” – app user

“This is simply genius!” – app user

“DreamLab is incredible! It’s the best way we can all do our small part to make the world a better place. Super easy to use and for a great cause supporting cancer research!” – app user

“DreamLab epitomises the purpose of the Vodafone Foundation – Connecting for Good – which is about combining Vodafone’s charitable giving and technology to make a difference in people’s lives. Through innovative use of technology, our network, and people power, DreamLab is making a significant difference to the speed at which researchers can complete ground-breaking research, to improve and save lives.” – Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group CEO

We’ve all been touched by cancer. Our best chance of beating it is by working together. And while sleep has always been good for you – with the DreamLab app, it can be good for others too.

Simply download the app (#) and choose which Project you’d like to support. You can also track the Contribution you’ve made and keep up to date with News.

Dreamlab supports cancer research globally, and is powered by the Vodafone Foundation.

* A compatible handset is required. Downloading DreamLab will consume data. Once downloaded, DreamLab can be used when your device (i) is connected to a charging source and (ii) has mobile network or WiFi connectivity. Mobile data to use DreamLab is free for Vodafone customers on their local Vodafone network. Roaming incurs international rates.

# By downloading, installing or otherwise using the DreamLab application on your Device, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found at If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you should not download, install or otherwise use DreamLab Application.

What’s New

Version 1.2.4

Introducing Siri Shortcuts! The latest version of DreamLab is now compatible with this fantastic iOS 12 Feature - give it a go today and make DreamLab even easier to power.

This release also includes minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.5K Ratings
4.5K Ratings
legman099 ,

Need to turn off the screen

Hope the developer can have an update to turn off the screen or at least to explain why this. The light is quite annoying in the bedroom now I have to put in the kitchen. Also I have my concern if this would shorten the life of the screen though not a big deal vs contribution to some real life saving science. Now I have three phones run this app, iphone SE, 6S and 8plus. I found the calculation on 6S is nearly 5 times more than 8 plus and twice the SE. If I turn on 6S, the other phones can crunch little. Is this a bug? Or my 6S is OP to do the job alone, lol! I turned 6S on for one day, the data it handles is nearly 1/5 my SE can do over a month!

EllaHoran02 ,

Risk of Screen Burn-In

I absolutely love the concept of the app! The only thing I'm worried about is how the screen doesn't black out, meaning that users with an OLED screen run the risk of burn-in if the app is left on overnight.

Please add a setting to black out the screen, I would be an avid user if this was an option!!

xcfdxxcx ,

Tweak for Qi please

Can you enable the ability to start the app temporarily whilst not connected to power?

At least for maybe 30 seconds so that there is enough time to place on Qi charge mat.

The usability is OK when cabled to power, but much more awkward when you need to place the phone on the mat, then start the app.

Would be a sensible feature.


33.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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