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The ProtonVPN iOS Beta is here! Join the Beta program and be the first to try our iOS VPN app

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by in Service Updates.

 

After a long wait — and lots of interest from our users — we are happy to announce that our iOS Beta app is ready. Find out how you can test our iOS app before it is released to the public.

For the first time ever, you can protect your personal data with ProtonVPN on your iOS device with our official application. Users with Plus and Visionary accounts can begin testing our Beta app and enjoying all our advanced security features — including our Secure Core servers, Kill Switch feature, and Secure Streaming. We would like to thank the entire ProtonVPN community for your patience and continued support. Over the past year, we received hundreds of messages asking about the iOS application, so the pressure was real.

There were friendly reminders:

And sad ones:

And many of you were… eager.

The time has finally come and today we are releasing our iOS Beta app. With your support and feedback during this Beta period, we hope to make it the best iOS VPN app ever.

ProtonVPN iOS Beta app

Our iOS app will offer several advantages over other OpenVPN apps. These benefits include:

  • The newer IKEv2 protocol for higher performance;
  • Quick connection to any country with a single tap;
  • Easy-to-create and -save custom connection profiles;
  • Our VPN Kill Switch feature;
  • Automatic detection of new servers;
  • And automatic server status updates.

Joining the iOS Beta program

Due to capacity reasons, the ProtonVPN iOS Beta is limited to ProtonVPN Plus and Visionary users. This way we can focus on the feedback from the most active ProtonVPN user groups.

If you would like to participate, sign up here.

If you are not yet a Plus or Visionary user, please consider supporting the project and upgrading your account here.

If you are already a ProtonVPN Plus or Visionary user, you can participate in the iOS Beta by following the instructions below.

  1. Go to the dashboard to register with the email linked to your Apple ID. Register today because spots are limited.
  2. Download and install the TestFlight app.
  3. Wait for further instructions via your Apple ID email address. You should receive your TestFlight invitation code to join Beta testing.
  4. You will be notified as soon as the app is uploaded to the TestFlight platform. After that, you will able to start testing it.

Your feedback is important! You can report any bugs or issues you may encounter via email at ios-beta@protonvpn.com. We don’t have a specific timeframe for the public iOS release, but we will release it as soon as we feel it is ready. We take user feedback seriously, and all comments and suggestions from our Beta users will be used to further improve the app.
We look forward to working with you to bring our VPN service to all iOS devices!

Best Regards,
The ProtonVPN Team

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Prior to joining ProtonVPN, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. As a senior editor and writer at Latterly, he covered and commented on international human rights stories. He joined ProtonVPN to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.

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17 comments

  1. kremik

    Do you have any rough estimates when the iOS app will be launched for all users? I’ve purchased other VPN because ProtonVPN didn’t have iOS app and now my VPN pass is over and I would like to use ProtonVPN, but I can’t be without VPN fro a long time and byuing some other VPN just on montly basis doesn’t make sense because of the price. Thanks.

  2. Richie

    Hello! The public version of the iOS app should go live soon, since Beta testing mostly depends on the feedback and how well the app performs. However, there is no exact ETA just yet. Follow us on social media to get all the updates ?

  3. Garm

    Will there be a native iPad app?

  4. Richie

    Hey Garm! Yes! The native app for iOS system is currently at the stage of Beta testing. You can now sign up to participate in the iOS Beta testing here: https://account.protonvpn.com/ios-beta. However, for capacity reasons, our closed Beta program is reserved for Plus & Visionary users. Learn how to join Beta here: https://protonvpn.com/support/join-beta-testing/

  5. Narw

    After two weeks of testing, no issue for me.
    Beside this, I would like to ask if it is possible to set up protonvpn on smart tv, or directly on router? I saw that some other services offer dedicated network adapter on which the vpn service is pre installed and allows to use the service on all domestic network.

    Thank you and keep going!

  6. Richie

    Hello! You can set up VPN connection on your router, but first of all, make sure that your firmware is VPN-compatible. If you need any assistance, please reach out our support team via email support@protonvpn.com or by filling in the following form: https://protonvpn.com/support-form. We will be happy to help you!

  7. Mags

    It would be nice to have a resident icon showing the VPN is active.

  8. Richie

    Hello! There is an “VPN” icon at the top menu of your device, indicating that VPN connection is active.

  9. Rastanet

    It’s works pretty well and I am very happy. No problem. I like the possibility of blocking data as long as the VPN is not connected

  10. Narw

    For now it works pretty well. We just need to disable Open VPN first 🙂
    If I may just give one more comment: the button “disconnect” in the middle does not require confirmation and might be clicked by mistake. Otherwise so far so good, thank you for your efforts and your very good service.

  11. Richie

    Thank you for the feedback! If you have any more observations, please send your comments to ios-beta@protonvpn.com – we would be very grateful!

  12. Will

    Fantastic! Well worth the wait.
    Thank You Thank You Thank You.
    ProtonMail & ProtonVPN is clearly the best of the best and the team is first class too.

  13. Richie

    Will, thank you for the support and kind words – it certainly means a lot to us!

  14. Sharp

    Please send me TestFlight for iOS ,thanks!

  15. Augustinas

    If you have a Plus or a Visionary account, just simply log in to ProtonVPN website and click on iOS Beta tab on the left, there you will be able to signup.

  16. ramcclain

    I do have a protonmail + account, and basic VPN for which I paid before realizing app was not developed. Hoping I might get to try the new beta version, as really don’t want to do the work-around for IOS.
    Thanks.
    Ruth

  17. Augustinas

    Currently, the app is only accessible to Plus and Visionary users due to the limited number of spots on TestFlight. But do not worry, after the beta period is over, the app will be accessible to all users.

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