Private Tunnel VPN for iOS is a new approach to true Internet security that creates a Virtual Private Network, a VPN that encrypts, hides and protects your Internet traffic.
Private Tunnel uses the official Apple VPN API.
SECURE AND PROTECT YOUR ACCESS: Encrypts data transfer to prevent attackers from reading your data
CONNECT WHEREVER YOU ARE: Protect your access on the go
USE WITH CONFIDENCE: Developed by the OpenVPN team and trusted by enterprise businesses for mission critical applications
This is the iOS VPN client for the Private Tunnel VPN service. For connecting to non-Private Tunnel OpenVPN servers, please use OpenVPN Connect for iOS:

What’s New

Version 3.0.8

* Added Data Policy Agreement
* Added missed labels for Voice Over
* Fixed iOS 12 connectivity issues
* Fixed 'high battery usage' issue by reducing speed stats frequency. Now Speed Chart shows data with 10-sec interval
* Added custom error messages for connection attempt without a network available

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
100 Ratings
100 Ratings
ctoma7 ,

Don’t typically do this. . .

But, all the negative reviews on this app?

Are we sure it’s not user error or network configuration issues or something and not actually in any way related to the functionality of this app?

If you have a PrivateTunnel subscription and are logged in, it’s as simple as choosing your virtual server and clicking the big green ‘connect’ button. At least in my experience.

The OpenVPN connect app is pretty good, too. If, for example, you have a lifetime plan at ‘AcmeVPN’ and are able to access the OpenVPN configuration files for the service, it’s easy to import them into the OpenVPN connect app (at least it has been since the latest update: That app was not without problems importing valid credentials not too long ago).

That app works great now. I have dozens of config files in my Connect app (including the ones I downloaded from my portal, the ones used by this app) and they all work. I can pick the different IP, UDP vs TCP, etc.

Plus, it allows you to use the OpenVPN protocol with the ‘AcmeVPN’ service you’re already paying for anyway. Otherwise you’re stuck using the default iOS IKEv2 (not that that’s inherently bad). I digress.

Pete Eliot ,

Most affordable and semi-reliable

I’ve tried multiple VPN is found on the App Store, very few have the features that I need, never had a problem with connectivity and speeds are decent, this is the only VPN I have found so far that offers the ability of changing it to a TCP setting, however from our uses I wish there was an option where you can actually tell it which WiFi that you do not want VPN on that way you don’t have to worry about switching it on and off in the app as you move from one Wi-Fi to another. Example having it turned on while at work or at the grocery store, and having it automatically switch off while you’re on your home network.

tom5304 ,

PrivateTunnel is the best yet.

I used TunnelBear for a year, and I’ve had ProtonVPN, but PrivateTunnel tops them all so far. My biggest concern with VPNs is consistency of the connection. I don’t worry much about speed, or about where a VPN service is located. I just want a consistent connection, and I want the VPN to reconnect if things do go bad. PrivateTunnel stays connected longer, and reconnects more quickly and automatically, than any of the several other VPNs I’ve tried. PrivateTunnel isn’t for you if you’re breaking the law online, but it gives me the level of privacy I want, at a great price.


22.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Yearly $34.99
  2. Unlimited $29.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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