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Without a VPN you are exposed to real online threats


Data thieves look for unprotected devices, and those that do not use encryption are easy targets.

Malware & phishing

These types of attacks are common, and it’s difficult to avoid them without protection.

Identity theft

If you don’t use security software, you might end up getting your login credentials stolen.

Ad manipulation

It is easy for advertisers to influence your behavior if you expose all your browsing habits.

ISP tracking

Without a VPN, your internet provider can collect & sell your data to advertisers.

Price discrimination

Online businesses might show you higher prices if they see you are in a more affluent city.

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Take control over your internet privacy with an iOS VPN.

  • Built for iOS 10.3.3 and up
  • Browse safely on the web
  • With native iOS widget support
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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How to set up a VPN on iOS

Sign up for a new Surfshark account. You’ll be able to
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Download our VPN app from the App Store.

Sign in and enjoy the limitless internet. Happy surfing!

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An ideal VPN to protect your iPhone

An ideal VPN to protect your iPhone

Why would you need to protect your iPhone? Well, aside from a case to prevent the screen from cracking, you need an iPhone VPN to hide your browsing activity and protect you on public Wi-Fi. It also helps prevent system-agnostic phishing attempts, trackers, and other nuisances. 

Our iPhone app will keep you safe, no matter if you use our amazing Wireguard implementation or the IKEv2 protocol that’s optimized for better performance on mobile.

Surfshark supports all iPhone devices with versions 10.3.3 (with 64-Bit architecture) and up.

Compatible with: 

iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.

A VPN your iPad can’t live without

Streaming entertainment on your iPad? A secure VPN connection will keep that data out of your ISPs hands – and prevent it from spying on you. Posting online? Keep your IP address secret by connecting to a VPN server. Just browsing? Beat back the trackers and ads with an iPad VPN! 

With our iOS app for iPad, you can rest easier and breathe a sigh of relief. What’s more, the single Surfshark account is enough to run the VPN services on all of the iPhones and iPads in your home. 

Surfshark supports iPads with 64-Bit architecture, versions 10.3.3 and beyond:

Compatible with: 

iPad 5, iPad 6, iPad 7, iPad 8, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 4, iPad Pro 1, iPad Pro 2, iPad Pro 3, iPad Pro 4, iPad Pro 5.

A VPN your iPad can’t live without

What benefits does Surfshark VPN offer?

Fast connection speeds for your iPhone or iPad

Fast connection speeds for your iPhone or iPad

To keep your internet running fast with a VPN, Surfshark offers more bandwidth for high-demand servers (e.g., the US and the UK) and mobile-optimized VPN protocols like IKEv2 and WireGuard.

RAM-only servers for extra privacy & security

RAM-only servers for extra privacy & security

Surfshark operates on 100% diskless infrastructure to further improve our users’ privacy and the transparency of our service. This means that any information that would usually be on the hard drive is automatically deleted once servers are turned off.

Plenty of server locations to choose from

Plenty of server locations to choose from

With 3200+ servers in 65 countries, you’ll have plenty of server locations to choose from. Appear to be connecting from whatever country you want - or just connect to a server in the neighboring country for the fastest speed.

No logs - more privacy

No logs - more privacy

What you do on the internet is your business. Our VPN with a strict no-logs policy guarantees you are protected and have full control over your own privacy when surfing online.

Protect an unlimited number of iOS devices

One account for an unlimited number of iOS devices

With Surfshark, you can connect all your devices simultaneously. Protect your entire family and friends too! Even if they might not be using an Apple device, you still love them, right?

Make the most of the Internet

Make the most of the Internet

Surfshark’s long list of features will make your iOS devices even better. Block ads and customize your web experience with CleanWeb and Bypasser!

Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in ways that would potentially violate Terms of Service of streaming service providers.


What does a VPN for an iPhone do?

Aside from working on an iPhone, an iPhone VPN:

  • Encrypts the connection between your phone and whatever you’re trying to reach online.
  • Changes your IP to that of the VPN server. 

And those are the two operating principles of the VPN where all the benefits – privacy, avoiding data collection, staying safe on a public Wifi – come from.

Is an iOS VPN safe?

Yes. There’s no danger in having a VPN on your iPhone if you use a legit, premium service. 

It’s a good idea to stay away from free VPN providers because they often have dodgy and unclear privacy policies and make money by selling users’ data to the highest bidder.

Does iOS have a VPN?

Apple does not provide a VPN service. To set up a VPN connection on an iOS device, you can configure it manually if you have an available server to route your data through.

For that reason, it may be easier to get a VPN like Surfshark by downloading the app, creating an account, and trying it out for 7 days. Then you can choose from 3,200+ servers around the world in 65 countries in just one click.

Does iOS 14 have a VPN?

Basically any operating system you’ll encounter has a VPN capability. The trick is that it’s not user-friendly to set up and use, and you still need a VPN service to provide a VPN server to connect to. 

Do I need a VPN on my iPhone and iPad?

Yes, yes you do. From keeping trackers and ads at bay to accessing censored content to staying safe on public Wi-fi, a VPN is a necessity of the modern online life. 

How do I use a VPN on iOS devices?

It’s really very easy.  

  1. Sign up for a VPN service.
  2. Download the app. 
  3. Log in and connect to a desired service. 

It’s as easy as pie!

Is there a free trial of Surfshark?

Yes, there’s a 7-day free trial option for those who download the app from the Apple app store

Which free VPN is best for the iPhone?

Free VPNs are inherently less well-made and more dangerous than any paid VPN. Therefore, it is inadvisable to seek free VPNs as they can compromise your security. 

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