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Get a VPN for all iOS devices

Get a VPN for iPhone and iPad. Reclaim your internet autonomy.

  • Top-tier browsing and streaming speed
  • RAM-only servers for absolute privacy
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Compatible with iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone SE, iPhone X & earlier versions

How to set up a VPN on iOS

Sign up for Surfshark

STEP 1

Sign up for a new Surfshark account. You’ll be able to use it on your iPhone and iPad!

Download our VPN app

STEP 2

Download our VPN app from the App Store.

Sign in and enjoy open internet

STEP 3

Sign in and enjoy the limitless internet. Happy surfing!

Need an in-depth explanation of how to install Surfshark VPN?

An ideal VPN to protect your iPhone

An ideal VPN to protect your iPhone

Browse on your iPhone safely with our cream of the crop IKEv2 protocol that’s optimized for mobile.

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

 

Compatible on: 

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

Stay safe and protect your iPad when streaming your favorite content restriction-free.

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

 

Compatible on: 

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

Now that you have a VPN – what benefits does it 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.

Worldwide access to your favorite Netflix shows

Worldwide access to your favorite Netflix shows

With a VPN, geographical restrictions cannot stop you from accessing content you’ve paid for. Watch your favorite Netflix shows and movies at your leisure from anywhere in the world!

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

Protect 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 Whitelister!

Frequently asked questions

Should I download a VPN on my iPhone?

If you want to protect your identity online, steer clear from prying eyes, and bypass geographical and internet restrictions, you should definitely get a VPN on your iPhone.

Even though Apple famously prioritizes privacy and security on their devices, your internet connections operate separately. With a VPN, you protect the traffic that travels from your device to the internet and back.

How do I use a VPN on my iPhone?

There are two ways to use a VPN on your iPhone: downloading a VPN app or setting up a VPN connection manually. The latter is recommended only when your VPN app doesn’t work or when you’re in a country that restricts VPN usage.

On our website, we have tutorials on how to set up IKEv2 and OpenVPN connections manually. Otherwise, just download the Surfshark iOS app, create an account, and connect. When you’re connected to a VPN server, you can browse privately and securely, as well as bypass geographical and network restrictions.

Is a VPN safe on an iPhone?

No. There’s no danger in having a VPN on your iPhone as long as 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.

Which free VPN is best for iPhone?

No free VPN will ever be best for anything, especially an iPhone. 

Free VPNs are slow and dangerous to use. Why? Because VPN services and servers cost money to maintain. By using a “free” VPN, you’re paying in some other way – either with ads or your data, but it’s usually both.

I’d say there’s no need to ponder anymore

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