Hotspot Shield VPN is the World’s most trusted security, privacy and access app with top performance on speed, stability and security.


- Access all websites and apps securely and privately at home, school, work or from anywhere in the world.

- Stay private and anonymous online. Prevent anyone from tracking your IP address, identity, and location from websites and online trackers.
Enjoy complete anonymity.


- No Logs Kept: Hotspot Shield doesn’t track or keep any logs of its users and their activities. You are completely private with Hotspot Shield.

- FREE and UNLIMITED: You have the choice to use basic features for free (forever) and unlimited access, or simply upgrade to Elite for more features!

- Trusted by millions: Trusted by more than 500 million global users and featured by Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch, New York Times and many more renowned media.

- No sign up, registration, or credit cards required: you don’t need to create an account or have a credit card to use the basic features of the app!

- Unparalleled VPN Performance: Hotspot Shield fully own all the VPN servers, which ensures fastest VPN speed, and most stable and secured VPN connections.

- Largest VPN Coverage: Powered by AnchorFree, Hotspot Shield offers largest VPN coverage from more than 20 countries including US, UK, JP, IN, AU, CA, CN, TR, UA and more!

- Support: We are striving to be the best security, privacy and access app, so if you have any questions, simply shoot an email to!

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■ Hotspot Shield Premium (Elite)

- Start 7-day trial - free of charge; no commitment; cancel anytime
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the period
- Length of subscription: one month; three months; six months; one year.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Price of subscription: three months - 32.99 dollars; six months - 53.99; one month - 12.99 dollars; one year - 69.99 dollars.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription perio
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

■ ABOUT AnchorFree™

AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in the Silicon Valley. Anchorfree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. Anchorfree provides millions of users with online security, privacy and access through its most popular VPN product - Hotspot Shield.

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What's New

Version 2.0.7

We're always making changes and improvements to HotspotShield. To make sure you don't miss a thing, just keep your Updates turned on.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Don't install this one it's outdated


I made the mistake to download and install this app from the apple store. Your better off downloading it from CNET website or any software site that includes the uninstaller because this install does not come with an uninstall. Yes macs operate differently from windows to uninstall software. For macs you use finder type in the name of the program you want to uninstall and delete all items and folders it came with. I choose to restart after I uninstall anything. However, with this hotspot shield version it installs a network profile with three location sites US, GB and JP you will see it on your networks. So after deleting the hotspot shield you need to also delete this profile that was set up. You can do that in Finder as well under profiles. Then go to your networks and make sure these 3 hotspot shield servers are not showing anymore. After this hotspot shield profile is installed from opening a browser(it will ask your permission to do this) it will show 3 different locations in your network with a padlock next to the icon and you can't remove them by clicking the (-) it's locked. When you remove the profile then all 3 servers US, GB and JP will be removed together as you will see when you go back into your network connections they're no longer showing in the list of servers available to you.

Begging, Nagging & Demanding Ratings


Yeah, the VPN work fine and I like it. What I am absolutely sick of is the persistent, annoying, irritating, demanding popup that happens anytime you interact with the program. Look at some other reviews. Other people feel the same way. I don’t do reviews and ratings but I actually gave it a 1 star rating previously just to put an end to the annoying popup. It worked for a while but when the next upgrade happened, it’s back to the nagging and begging. It’s an extra click and an extra 2 seconds every time I use it. I hate this aspect of HotSpot Shield. I have more and better things to do than to than have an application continually push me to give a rating - especially when I have already done so. HotSpot Shield management and developers: you are alienating your customers. Your software is suppsed to serve your customers. We are not here to serve you in your desire for ratings. Your attempts at social engineering of your customer’s behavior demonstrates a profound lack of respect for the people who pay you and who you are supposed to serve. HOTSPOT SHIELD CUSTOMERS - please give HotSpot Shield a 1 star rating until they fix this issue and start displaying a more respectful way of requesting a rating or review.

A Little Expensive, but Works Quite Well


This app has many servers in many countries. It doesn’t slow down my speed at all, and I’m able to use it on five devices simultaneously, so I always have it running on my home Mac, my iPad, and iPhone, as well as my travel laptop and my wife’s iPad. It connects seamlessly through virtually every server or hotspot we come in contact with, and just works. I’d like to see a lower price for multiyear purchases like other VPNs have, that would entice me to stay with Hotspot Shield Elite longer. You do have to cancel the service before your renewal date comes up or they will automatically renew your plan on your credit card, but that’s on you. I’ve had nothing but good luck with the app, though. I’m also having trouble getting my home computer to automatically login to Hotspot Shield Elite whenever it restarts, but I’m working on figuring that problem out.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback! We offer some Limited Time Offers that you might be interested in. Ping me and we will find a right plan for you -


AnchorFree Inc.
6.2 MB
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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