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

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

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    155,036
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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Editors' Review

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Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone allows you to protect your privacy, regardless of where you are or what network you're using, and it allows you to visit blocked sites as well. With this app on your phone, you'll never have to worry about carrying out sensitive transactions in public, and you can switch protection on and off with ease.

Pros

Location options: Through this app, you can choose to connect through several different countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, Canada, Hong Kong, and China. To select a location, just swipe through the options, and then tap the one you want. And you can change location at any time through the app's main interface as well.

Essential functions: You can also turn protection on and off directly from the main interface. This is a straightforward process, and it allows you to restore protection with the flip of a switch, just as quickly as you turned it off.

Cons

Some slow connections: While some of the country options provided good connection speeds, this was not true of all of them. In fact, we had little to no success connecting, using China and Denmark.

Bottom Line

Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone is a convenient and easy-to-use tool to help you stay protected when you're online on your phone. With several effective options for connection countries and a clear interface, this app is a good choice for users of all experience levels. The app itself is free, and you can try out all features for seven days at no charge.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great for unblocking content"

March 05, 2015  |  By alwaysanonymous

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone | Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.0.2

Pros

gives me access to many sites/apps only available in the US when traveling. I travel frequently for work, so Hotspot Shield has been a live saver. Installing this app should be on everyone's packing list before they travel!

Cons

haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Nice little app to access content from abroad"

March 04, 2015  |  By yui-chan

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone | Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.0.2

Pros

Very easy to use. Many server locations to choose from.
So far connecting pretty quickly, so stress free.

Cons

You are asked to pay to keep using it. But I already bought subscription on Android tablet, so it covers that

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5 stars

"Easy to use, cheap, works great"

March 04, 2015  |  By Kiaroo

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone | Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.0.2

Pros

Very easy to use, activate protection just with one click.
Once I had a question, contacted their support team and got a reply very quickly and the guy was very helpful.
Many different IP locations available.
Can use it on up to 5 devices simultaneously.

Cons

I wish it had France among the virtual locations available

Summary

It's a great product overall and pretty cheap compare to other security solutions.

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5 stars

"Good stuff"

March 04, 2015  |  By Aurelius2013

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone | Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.0.2

Pros

Have been using HotspotVPN to watch Netflix and Hulu for the last 7 months. It is not free but works better than other VPNs I tried.

Cons

App has a very outdated look but who cares

Summary



Updated on Mar 4, 2015

Great app!

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5 stars

"Simple to use"

March 04, 2015  |  By fenerbahces

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone | Unblock Sites, WiFi Security & Privacy 3.0.2

Pros

- Very user friendly interface
- Fast and responsive

Cons

- Doesn't have an unlimited free version. Comes with a 7-day free trial.

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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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5 stars

"Just what I needed!"

September 19, 2013  |  By scootah68

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for iPhone & iPad -Unblock Sites, Provide WiFi Security, Protect Privacy and Save Data 2.1.3

Pros

The one app that I can use for those sites that are blocked, or where you want to sign-on anonymously for whatever reason.
I feel like my data AND transactions ARE safe & secure from being tracked.

Cons

I haven't come across any as of yet! The install went very well in 8.1 Preview despite what I'd read about it's incompatibility w/8.1 on some blog. ? Maybe I got lucky?

Summary

How you use the app depends entirely on your IT needs, your lifestyle & such. Since we're all different, we can all use the portions of the product that we need and disregard the rest. If you find out that it's not the product for your needs, then you can always remove the app, but I doubt that you'll want/need to do that once you get it configured and are able to use it easily! And NO, I'm not a paid spokesperson for cnet or HotSpot. Just a guy who likes a good deal on new technology.

Updated on Sep 19, 2013

SORRY - I got this review mixed up with another of my products that I purchased and downloaded today (hence the reference to Windows 8.1)!!!
BUT, I did add it to iTunes and so for I am not having any problems getting it to run and perform as it should on my iPhone 5 and iPad 2 as I'm syncing them now. I'll report more as I continue with this installation.
I APOLOGIZE, once again, for getting my reviews confused between all of my devices!
Thanks for your patience with me on this and don't send me emails as to how stupid I am - I've admitted that I blundered this review so please don't "nail me to the cross" for making this mistake.
Perhaps the Ops can remove my review on this item? I didn't see anywhere on cnet where I could do this for myself.
:-) Have a great day and give an old man a break if you're gonna send negative comments as to my honest MISTAKE!

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1 stars

"Creates unwanted flashing ad banners"

July 18, 2013  |  By Nicola9393

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN Best VPN for Wi-Fi Security, Privacy, Save Data and Unblock Sites 2.1.0

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

Hot Spot Shield was installed as part of a Filezilla download I made. I now get annoying flashing adverts from Hot Spot Shield at the top of my browser.

I find this an incredibly low minded attempt at sales and marketing and could never recommend this product on this basis. It can't uninstall the software.

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5 stars

"GREAT APP!!"

November 10, 2011  |  By pal04

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN 1.0.1

Pros

cheap subscription, data compression, access blocked sites, wi-fi security

Cons

haven't experienced any issues

Summary

Now I can finally watch my favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix overseas :). Thanks Hotspot Shield!!

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5 stars

"Got to get this for sure!"

November 10, 2011  |  By sherateit

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN 1.0.1

Pros

Love that I can watch my tv shows when I travel. Must have!

Cons

dont see any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.0
* v3.1 works with iOS 8 and older* For iOS 8, controlling Hotspot Shield in OS Settings' VPN section may not work properly. Please use our in-app control to turn app on/off. * For iOS 7 and older, v3.1 works just like v2.2. You must re-install profile each time you sign-in, sign-out, change country or subscription. Turn on/off in OS Settings' VPN section. You will be able to access new virtual locations that are not available on v2.2. * A few bug fixes.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date October 28, 2011
Date Added April 13, 2015
Version 3.1.0
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch (3rd generation or later, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 6.86MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 155,036
Downloads Last Week 250
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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