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Best mobile VPN: privacy & security at your fingertips

  • Apps for Android & iOS
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Leading security protocols
  • Bypass censorship worldwide

How to set up a VPN on mobile


Sign up for the VPN service


Download and install the app from your phone’s app store


Run the VPN app, log in, and connect!

Still not clear? Follow our video guides!

Set-up Surfshark VPN on your Android device | Tutorial

Set-up Surfshark VPN on your iOS device | Tutorial

Take the mobile VPN for a spin with a 7-day free trial!

Apple and Android users can test out the app for 7 days absolutely free.

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Step 1

Download the Surfshark app from Google Play store or Apple App store.

connect to server

Step 2

Open the app and click “Start free trial”.

30-days money-back

Step 3

Create an account and select the 12 month option.

Note: To get the free trial, make sure to register through the app rather than the website. 

Why use a mobile VPN?

Why use a mobile VPN?

Your smartphone is your life: one device to reach out to people via a variety of apps, store your photos and media, access your bank account, and more. 

Using a mobile VPN service makes it all a whole lot more secure. Using public Wi-Fi? Worried about tracking, spam, and scans? Want to access your favorite social media networks and uncensored news while traveling or living in an oppressed country? A mobile VPN will help you.

Make your mobile experience better with Surfshark mobile VPN apps

Hide your real IP address

A VPN app allows you to virtually appear to be anywhere in the world, as Surfshark as a VPN provider offers 3200+ servers all around the globe. Switching to a different IP address is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Retain unshakeable security with Kill Switch

Kill Switch disconnects you from the internet if your VPN connection drops, thus making sure your real IP doesn’t leak. It’s one of those great features that you only have to enable once!

Pick the fastest server with a single click

When you open the app on your mobile device, it instantly offers you the Connect option. By default, it connects you to the fastest server. But if you want, you can set this option to actually connect to the nearest country!

Clean up your cyberspace

Use CleanWeb on your Android and iOS devices to stop annoying pop-ups, ads, and phishing attempts.

CleanWeb also works as malware and phishing protection, filtering out suspicious links so you don’t get hacked.

Take control of your apps with split tunneling

Sometimes you need your real IP address to be visible. That’s where mobile VPN apps with split tunneling - Bypasser on Surfshark - shine, as they allow you to make some apps exempt from VPN protection. Exclude food delivery apps, workplace printers, or even banking apps for maximum convenience.

Double your smartphone’s security with MultiHop

Use Multihop to connect to two server locations at once if you want to make your mobile VPN connection even safer. You can pick a country that’s far away from your real location and then also connect to a nearby server for excellent connection speed.

Spoof your GPS location on Android

Sometimes you don’t even know that an app is tracking your location. The free GPS spoofing feature changes your mobile phone’s location, so your location data doesn’t get exploited. For now, this feature is only available on Android, though.

Secure multiple devices

You only need a single Surfshark account to get the VPN app up and running on every mobile device you own. Secure your entire family at once or even go as far as to securing your entire home!

Up-to-date VPN security protocols for mobile devices

Our VPN service will guard your Android and iOS devices with the best VPN security protocols in the game.


WireGuard - fast, smooth, and easy to audit for security flaws, this is the newest hotness on the block. We love it and so should you.


IKEv2 protocol showcases outstanding performance when you’re connected to nearby servers. It’s also a long-time favorite of mobile users.


OpenVPN works best with long-distance connections. Since it’s open-source, it’s constantly being improved by security professionals.

All the VPN servers you can ever want

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Brazil BRA
Canada CAN
Chile CHL
France FRA
Germany DEU
Hong Kong HKG
India IND
Israel ISR
Japan JPN
New Zealand NZL
Norway NOR
Netherlands NLD
Singapore SGP
South Korea KOR
Spain ESP
Sweden SWE
Switzerland CHE
Turkey TUR
United Kingdom GBR
United States USA
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What is the best free VPN for mobile?

Short answer? There is no such thing as a good free VPN (for mobile or not). 

Long answer? Read the article on free VPNs vs paid ones to find out why. Suffice to say that a VPN provider that charges a subscription has fewer incentives to scam you.

Can a VPN be bad for mobile?

A good VPN will not harm your smartphone or alter your settings if that’s what you have in mind. Aside from that, a mobile VPN will make it safer to connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots, access blocked websites and services when you’re traveling, and give you better access to the entertainment you crave.

What do mobile VPNs do?

Mobile virtual private network apps work just like ones for desktops and laptops, but on your smartphone. The app on your phone routes traffic via a VPN server you’re connected to, as well as encrypts outgoing data and decrypts the incoming. 

This means that if data is intercepted between your phone and the VPN server (say, by a sneaky hacked Wi-Fi hotspot), it’s unreadable to the thief. Meanwhile, the routing replaces your phone’s IP address with the VPN servers, making all the world think you’re connecting from the server’s location. This tricks websites into thinking you’re in that country and keeps your real location secret.

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