Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone Best VPN for WiFi Security, Privacy, Unblock Sites

Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone Best VPN for WiFi Security, Privacy, Unblock Sites

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.6
File Size:
7.21MB
Date Added:
February 03, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
iOS, iPhone OS 3.x
Total Downloads:
139,586
Downloads Last Week:
1,188
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.

Editors' review

Hotspot Shield VPN protects your Wi-Fi connection with a high level of encryption, masks your IP address, unblocks websites, and enables unlimited access to mobile VoIP services and messaging apps.

Pros

Quick setup and toggle to activate/deactivate: Setting up Hotspot Shield VPN takes no time. After launch, the app gives you quick access to a VPN On/Off toggle on the home screen of your device, so you don't have to keep going into iOS Settings.

Super easy "profile" installation: You might get intimidated by the need to install a profile, but it's actually as easy as tapping on the orange Install Profile button, and installation finishes in a matter of seconds. There's an option to do manual profile installation, but you don't need to tinker with it unless you know of faster servers to use. Also, you can easily install new profiles while traveling to another country.

Data savings feature: Easy to access through the home screen, this feature reduces the size of images to minimize data charges.

Google confirms that it works: No, it's not that Google endorses it, but after you set up this app and then check your Gmail account activity, you'll notice access from different IP addresses. Yep, Hotspot Shield VPN can even trick Google.

Cons

Subscription-based VPN: After a seven-day free trial period, you have to buy a monthly or annual subscription to continue to use the app. To use the VPN service on your other iOS devices, you have to pay extra money.

Bottom Line

Hotspot Shield VPN works great and is an effective VPN solution for mobile devices. Its price may discourage some users, though. If it were free or priced lower, it would be very easy to recommend it, but as it is, we think it's best if you try it out first before buying it to see whether you really need it.

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    4.0

    out of 8 votes

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    • 1 star: 2
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    1.0

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  • 1 stars

    "Paying for no service"

    February 09, 2014   |   By joeintokyo

    Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone Best VPN for WiFi Security, Privacy, Unblock Sites 2.1.6

    Pros

    You get multiple connections with one subscription.

    Cons

    If anything goes wrong with the service, you will be hard pressed to get any customer service. If the problem is beyond what the already have posted online, you will need to go through a number of reps before anything may get done.

    Summary

    I have been down for a number of weeks without the service that I pay for and am getting absolutely the poorest customer service I have ever experienced with a paid service.
    If you are using the free Hotspot Shield, I can understand not getting very good service. however, i opted for the "Elite" service. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. You are better off just using the free service.

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