Join Proton VPN iOS Beta Program and be the first to try our iOS VPN app

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


For the first time ever, you can protect your personal data with Proton VPN 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 Proton VPN 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 app beta. With your support and feedback during this beta period, we hope to make it the best iOS VPN app ever.

Proton VPN iOS app beta

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

  • OpenVPN protocol for greater stability and censorship resistance
  • WireGuard protocol for increased stability and performance
  • Quick connection to any country with a single tap
  • Easy-to-create and save custom connection profiles
  • Automatic detection of new servers
  • Automatic server status updates
  • Adblocker (NetSheild) DNS filtering, which also blocks malware and web trackers
  • VPN Accelerator can improve speed performence in certain cirmustances by over 400%

Joining the iOS Beta Program

The beta program is now open to all Proton VPN users, regardless of the plan you are on. You can sign up for a Free plan for iOS on our website. To participate in the program on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download and install the TestFlight app.
  2. Open this link on your iOS device.
  3. You will be guided through the necessary steps for joining the Proton VPN iOS Beta program. Select Previous Builds to access the Beta version and update it to the latest one provided.

Your feedback is important! You can report any bugs or issues you may encounter via email at 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 Proton VPN Team

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Prior to joining Proton, Richie spent several years working on tech solutions in the developing world. He joined the Proton team to advance the rights of online privacy and freedom.


  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: However, for capacity reasons, our closed Beta program is reserved for Plus & Visionary users.

  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 or by filling in the following 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 – 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.

  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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