Hotspot Shield VPN Proxy 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 15 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)

- 7-day free 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 3.8.3

Stability improvements
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

31.6K Ratings

31.6K Ratings

Continuously improving! Excellent product and customer service


I have been using this VPN for 4 years and it is a solid, trouble-free app. Rarely have I ever had trouble connecting or configuring. When I was out of the country and found myself locked out of the US websites I wanted to visit, I installed the app and was on the sites within 5 minutes. I use HotSpot Shield on my iPhone, Mac and a Windows laptop. Knowing I can trust that each of them is automatically protected when they are used in public settings is definitely reassuring. The only thing I have had difficulty doing is tethering either laptop to my iPhone as the data transfer rate drops significantly. Customer Service was quick to respond that the app is not designed to support tethering at this time.

I rarely write reviews but this is a great app and worth the couple minutes it took to write this review.

Works most of the time, some minor issues


This works a majority of the time, with some minor issues that you can fix yourself if needed.
Sometimes the VPN takes forever to connect, or secures your LTE/3g connection instead of the WiFi, even when you’re connected to the WiFi. Other times it secures the connection, but the download and upload are extremely slow and never improve. If any of this happens, usually a reinstall does the trick.
One other issue is when you walk away from the WiFi you have secured, it usually glitches out the app and your network in general. It usually fixes itself, but if not, a reinstall or network setting reset fixes this issue.
One thing I’d like to see with this app is a way to cancel a connection you’re attempting. Sometimes I accidentally reconnect after disconnecting and I have to wait for it to reconnect again before I can get out.

A constant battle while in China


The VPN worked fine at home in the US, but not while I actually needed it. In Shanghai and Qingdao I needed to use the VPN for accessing any websites, translator apps, etc. that I could normally from home. It took me at least 10 minutes to get it to work every time, closing and restarting the app, trying from different servers *if* it connected, and often being told I had no internet (with three full WiFi bars) or that they were diagnosing problems & to try again later... which still didn’t work after 24 hours. Overall I was lucky if it even worked at all, let alone for longer than 5 minutes. It would often drop me from my WiFi as it “connected”, repeatedly, and caused me to go back through the whole process mentioned above every five minutes (or less!) I had success with this VPN only twice for 30 minutes; but it was hell to get it there. To think I payed $13 for this kind of hassle. What a waste.


AnchorFree Inc.
65.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© AnchorFree, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Elite subscription $12.99
  2. Elite subscription $11.99
  3. Dedicated Servers Subscription $5.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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