The TunnelBear mobile apps are beautiful and easy to use by anyone. They provide safe-passage and privacy for iOS and Android devices to experience the Internet from other countries. Learn about the TunnelBear mobile apps.

TunnelBear is available for Android phones and tablets

TunnelBear has just made the VPN usage on Android simpler. The Android application (see it in Google Play) is easy to install and use. It allows you to access web content that is US or UK restricted.

TunnelBear Android App

TunnelBear Android app – Main features

Here are some essential features of the Android app:

* Incredibly simple – On/Off!
* Experience the internet as if you’re living in another country
* Browse the web on your Android tablet or smartphone with privacy
* No-logging policy, we’re the only consumer VPN app to have completed a 3rd party, public security audit.
* A giant-sized animated bear 🙂
* Global VPN network: With servers in 22+ countries and lightning-fast speeds, access the websites and apps you love. Anytime, anywhere.
* It uses strong AES-256 bit encryption by default.
* Helpful support.

TunnelBear is a VPN service that encrypts your traffic and hides your IP address. It allows you to select the country your devices appear to be in, such that you would be able to access geo-restricted content like Google Play Music in the US or BBC iPlayer in the UK. Free users get 500MB every month, but you can get unlimited traffic with the pro version for $5/month or $50/year.

TunnelBear iOS app is freemium

The app is free but limited to 500 MB per month with two servers located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Premium plan, available for $2.99 per month, offers unlimited monthly traffic.

TunnelBear for iPad and iPhone can be used by both existing clients (log in on the first screen) or new ones (register from the app).

TunnelBear iOS app

TunnelBear iOS app installation & usage

The installation is straightforward: the app creates two VPN connections for US and UK servers. To connect, go the Settings, VPN, choose the server you want to connect to and turn the VPN on.

TunnelBear iOS app - Install

I performed several speed tests with TunnelBear, and you can see the results below. The connection to the US server was rather slow, and for the UK it was acceptable. Taking into account that I’m located in Europe this was expected, but I got better speed from other apps with US servers like ibVPN.

TunnelBear iOS app - Speed Test

TunnelBear iOS app alternatives

There are plenty of good VPN iOS apps available on the market. Thus, if you are not happy with the locations offered by the TunnelBear app you may easily try other solution.

Can TunnelBear be trusted?

TunnelBear is proud to be the first and only VPN service in the world that has been independently audited by a 3rd party. The conclusion of the 2017 audit was:

TunnelBear deserves recognition for implementing a better level of security for both the servers and infrastructure as well as the clients and browser extensions for various platforms.


The overall impression of the TunnelBear app was a positive one, and I highly recommend it primarily for the free monthly traffic.

Have you tried the TunnelBear iOS & Android apps? Do you like it? Let us know your thoughts in comments below.