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:

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 2.12

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

1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings



First I'll start with the fact I appreciate this VPN as it is free and easy to use. On the other hand... this VPN configuration through Apple is not steady. Half way through searching on safari browser it will disconnect sometimes within the first 30 seconds and sometimes 1 min - 1hr ( completely random ). I've tested this on 3 different devices using 3 seperate wifi networks. Now for people using this VPN to remain anonymous I would definitely say this is a problem.......

Please work on this

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


Lets hope this works

My dad has a block on the wifi, so if i want to use social media i have to buy my own credit. Anyway, i ran out of data today and i wanted to do my streaks so i was googling for like 3 hrs till I came across this app and its like the only free one and it works so dam well!! like this app deadset saved my 200 day streak. THANKYOU!

Good product, bad service

Tim Chapman

I’m a subscribed (paying) user because I like the values of the company and the product. However, the “VPN” icon disappears periodically whilst browsing. I can only assume the service is failing intermittently for what ever reason.

For VPN users, intermittent failure is an absolute dealbreaker, as even the smallest, shortest data leak can be entirely compromising. As far as I can tell (6 months of use), the service has always been this way.

Please address ASAP.

Developer Response

Rawr! Sorry to hear that your bear is having trouble maintaining its connection. Can you reach out to our support bears at so we can look into this for you?


TunnelBear, Inc.
46.6 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+
© 2018 TunnelBear, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Giant $11.99
  2. Giant Tunnelbear $14.49
  3. Unlimited data for any 5 devices $10.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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