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

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

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    153,865
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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Editors' Review

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.2
- In-app control: Turn protection on/off and change Virtual Locations right in the app. - One and done: No more re-installing profiles. Just install new profile once and thats it!- Brand-new beautiful design and dashboard tailored to your protection needs.- NOTE: Controlling in OS Settings' VPN section may not work properly. Please use the app to turn it on/off.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date October 28, 2011
Date Added February 17, 2015
Version 3.0.2
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 6.1MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 153,865
Downloads Last Week 211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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