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- 7-day free trial: free of charge; no commitment; cancel anytime.
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- Length of subscription: one year; six months; one month.
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- Price of subscription: one-year plan: $5.99/mo; six-month plan: $8.99/mo; monthly plan: $12.99/mo.
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In this update, we optimized your VPN connection for better speed and reliability. We also fixed a few things to make the app easier to use.
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Ratings and Reviews
Takes too much control, other issues
The vpn connects quickly and reliably in most circumstances. VPN does not seem to generally slow down internet processes either. That is good. However, at some locations such as some hotels and restaurants, their WiFi will not let me connect when the VPN is on. Also some search engines will not work when the VPN is on and make me identify items in pictures or other processes to prove I’m a real person rather than a computer if I want to proceed. Obviously VPN is detectable by WiFi networks and search engines.
But the most annoying problem is that the VPN app occasionally tries to force me to rate it with a pop up that won’t go away. It won’t let me turn it off, even from my iPad settings this most recent time. And it only gives canned answers to choose between in rating rather than using your own words. So I went to App Store to write this review so I could say what I want about all this. Way too controlling. The canned pop up is still on my screen and VPN won’t disconnect, even in settings. Hopefully will resolve at some point but I don’t know. May delete app, lose balance of paid subscription and find another less controlling VPN app.
If you can overlook the above problems, app is fast and reliable.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback, I will pass it along to our Team! We have listened to our users, and with the latest update, I think you see that!
Connecting on public WiFis such as hotels, restaurants, Starbucks etc can be tricky sometimes, these steps should resolve any connection issue:
Important: Please reboot your device before trying the following steps
1. Open Hotspot Shield, then turn Protection On then Off
2. Open your device's Settings and turn Airplane Mode On and then Off
3. Open Hotspot Shield, then turn Protection On.
As far as why you are being asked to prove you are human by a search engine, means our VPN is actually working. Here is a brief description of how our VPN works:
Hotspot Shield replaces your IP address with an anonymous proxy IP address associated with one of our servers so that your actual IP address is not shared with the websites you visit. To further anonymize your web presence, Hotspot Shield assigns the same proxy IP address to multiple users and assigns different proxy IP addresses to the same user over time. In this way, Hotspot Shield interrupts the ability of third parties (such as ISPs, websites and hackers) to associate specific IP addresses with individual users' browsing activity.
For the most annoying problem, we listened! You are now able to pause the review request! You can do this by selecting the three lines in the top left and select Pause review requests!
To disconnect the protection Hotspot Shield, you can do this in the App by selecting Stop. There is no need to actually go into the phone's settings, when you want to stop Hotspot Shield's protection you just open the app and select Stop. When you are ready to start protection again, just open it and select Connect.
Remember, we have a live support Team available 24/7 for any questions or concerns you have. You can reach us by going into the three bar menu in the top left and selecting help, followed by the question/issue and select contact support. You can also reach us by visiting Support.HotspotShield.com.
-The Hotspot Shield Team
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.
- 51.4 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
- Monthly VPN Subscription $12.99
- Elite subscription $11.99
- Dedicated Servers Subscription $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.