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How to use Proton VPN on iOS and iPadOS

Proton VPN offers a security and privacy-focused VPN app for iOS and iPadOS. If you have an iPhone or iPad , our iOS app will protect your online activity with a secure no-logs VPN service. You can sign up for a Free plan for iOS through the app or on our website.

With our VPN app for iOS, you can connect to a VPN server with a single tap. Once connected to one of our VPN servers, your personal data will be protected, your online browsing activity will stay private, and you will be able to access censored content. This guide explains how to download and use the Proton VPN app to protect your online activity.

On an iPhone or iPod touch, the Proton VPN app requires iOS 14.0 or later. On an iPad, it needs iPadOS 14.0 or later.

1.  Download and install the Proton VPN iOS app from the Apple App Store, or go to the Proton VPN iOS app download page.

2. Open the app and Sign in.

Sign in 1

Enter your Proton Account username and password. As a security measure,  you may be asked to complete a CAPTCHA. 

If you do not have an account yet, get a free Proton VPN account for iOS

Sign in 2

3. Connect to a VPN server.

Once signed-in, you will see the Countries server list. If you are on our Free plan, you can use our Free servers in the United States, Netherlands, and Japan.  If you are on any paid Proton VPN plan, you can connect to any of our high-speed servers in 60+ countries.

There are several ways to connect to VPN servers.

a) The fastest way to connect to a server is by tapping the Quick Connect button.

Quick Connect uses a sophisticated algorithm to calculate which VPN server will be fastest for you based on your location and the different traffic loads on our servers.

Quick Connect

b) Alternatively, you can manually select a server to connect to. To do this, select the Country tab, tap the country you wish to connect to → select a server from the list.

Select individual server


Countries not available on your current plan will be faded out.

c) Choose a server using our map. Tap Map to access a world map that will help you find that servers are closest to your current location. Pinch you can zoom in and out of the map.

Tap on a country once to select it, and tap again to automatically connect to the fastest server in that country.

Map view

10. The first time you try to connect to a server, a connection request window will open. Tap Allow.

Allow VPN connection

11. To disconnect from your current server, tap the Disconnect button that appears when you have an active VPN connection.

Disconnect from the VPN server

12. Your privacy is now protected by Proton VPN! To access the app settings menu, tap Settings.

Access the Settings menu

For additional information on some of the most important features available in our iOS app, see:

Note: If you have another VPN app installed that offers a kill switch feature, it is not possible to connect using the Proton VPN app via the IKEv2 VPN protocol if the kill switch is enabled in any app. This issue does not affect OpenVPN and WireGuard connections.

Learn more about how to change VPN protocols.

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