Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

AirVPN for Android

By AirVPN Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jun 14, 2016

AirVPN offers a wide range of user-controlled options for establishing an encrypted tunnel, and the publisher takes a impassioned stance on privacy and censorship.

Pros

Low cost, lots of payment options: AirVPN offers a broad range of subscription periods, from 3 days ($1.13) to one year ($61.28). In between, a one-month subscription is $7.94, three months costs $17.02, and six months goes for $34.04. AirVPN accepts credit cards, PayPal, and Bitcoin. A subscription allows for three simultaneous connections per account.

Many configuration choices: If you want control over your private network, AirVPN offers options for mobile apps, servers, protocols, and more, and it provides a wealth of server statistics.

Locations: Based on your networking needs, you can choose from a wide array of exit spots, from 3 continents, 18 regions, and more than 150 cities.

Speed: During informal tests of ping and throughput on Wi-Fi and cellular connections, we found our network performance took a bit of a hit, but media still streamed with few glitches.

Takes privacy seriously: AirVPN says it doesn't monitor or log any of its subscribers' online activities. In a strongly worded mission statement, the service says it supports the right to privacy and Net neutrality.

Security: As you'd expect from a company founded by "activists and hacktivists in defence of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship," AirVPN uses industry-standard AES-256 for data encryption and uses OpenVPN to create a private network.

SEE: The 9 Best Paid and Free Android VPNs You Can Trust

Cons

Mulitple-step process: With many other Android VPN services, you don't do much besides download the app and tap Connect. With AirVPN, you need to take a few more steps that require a bit more know-how: You must subscribe to its VPN service, pick a companion app [https://airvpn.org/android/] from the Google Play Store, and then generate an OpenVPN configuration file for each server you want to connect to. For our review, we used OpenVPN for Android, the only Android app AirVPN recommends.

Subscription only: To try the service for free, submit a request via the AirVPN website. Otherwise, purchase a subscription to use the service.

Bottom line

If you like control over your VPN settings -- down to choosing your own app for the service -- AirVPN is a great choice. Using AirVPN is not a one-step process, however, and requires you to sign up for the service, choose an app, and generate configuration files. But if you want to support a company that takes a stand on privacy and censorship, AirVPN may be the one you want.


Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.10

General

Release June 10, 2016
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 2.10

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,873
Downloads Last Week 4
Report Software

Related Apps

Norton Wifi Privacy VPN - Security & Privacy VPN

Free
Norton Wifi Privacy VPN - Security & Privacy VPN

Perfect Applock Free

Free
Perfect Applock Free

Snap VPN - Unlimited Free & Super Fast VPN Proxy

Free
Snap VPN - Unlimited Free & Super Fast VPN Proxy

USB Lockit

Free
USB Lockit

Best VPN Services for 2021

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan

Developer's Description

AirVPN is a VPN based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defence of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship.

A VPN tunnel encrypts your connection to the Internet. This impenetrable tunnel prevents criminal organizations, your ISP or even your government to spy on your communications.