TunnelBear VPN & Wifi Proxy

TunnelBear VPN & Wifi Proxy

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-11-02
  • Current Version: 2.14.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 50.44 MB
  • Developer: TunnelBear, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 32 601


TunnelBear VPN is a free, incredibly simple app to browse the Internet privately and securely. The beautiful TunnelBear app protects your online privacy, lets you access your favourite websites & apps, and secures your connection on public WiFi hotspots. Try TunnelBear for free with 500MB of browsing data every month. No credit card required. In-app purchases available for premium plans, which give you unlimited data. WHAT DOES TUNNELBEAR DO? Put simply, by using TunnelBear, you can browse from anywhere with peace of mind knowing that your online activity is more private from hackers, ISPs, and advertisers. HOW DOES TUNNELBEAR WORK? TunnelBear VPN for iOS is a really simple app that encrypts your web browsing and data (making it unreadable) as it leaves your iPad or iPhone. It makes public Wi-Fi safe and secure, and also keeps your browsing private from ISPs. Websites and advertisers will have a more difficult time tracking your physical location and browsing across the Internet. HOW CAN I TRUST TUNNELBEAR? Your browsing habits are personal and shouldn’t be trusted to just anyone. TunnelBear is proud to be the first and only VPN service in the world that has been independently audited by a 3rd party. You can feel confident that we deliver on our promise to secure your data. FEATURES: One-tap connect: App so simple, a bear could use it. A VPN you can trust: Along with a strict no-logging policy, we’re the only consumer VPN app to have completed a 3rd party, public security audit. Global VPN network: With servers in 22+ countries and lightning-fast speeds, access the websites and apps you love. Anytime, anywhere. Grizzly-grade security: TunnelBear uses strong AES-256 bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn’t even an option. No logging. Your browsing stays private. Helpful support that always responds within 24 hours. WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING “TunnelBear is an elegant, easy mobile VPN that keeps you safe.” - Lifehacker “The app is bursting with charm, but it also delivers security at a good price.” - PCMag “All you have to do is turn the switch to “ON” and you are protected.” - WSJ “TunnelBear, the gorgeous VPN app that wants to bring online privacy to everyone.” - VentureBeat PRIVACY POLICY: *Spoiler alert* TunnelBear has a strict no-logging policy. You can read our entire plain-english privacy policy here: https://www.tunnelbear.com/privacy-policy CONTACT US: Is your TunnelBear misbehaving? Do you have feedback for us? Do you have a cool fact about bears to share? Contact our support team by visiting our website https://www.tunnelbear.com/. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION: • Subscribe on a monthly or annual basis to receive unlimited data for the duration of the subscription. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Terms of Use: https://www.tunnelbear.com/tos



  • Works and is secure

    By SilentShad0W679
    This is a good safe VPN that does what it is supposed to do. The only problem I have is their isn’t a option to only auto connect when your on a open WiFi network.
  • Works Fairly Well, But, ... Update, 12 Jan 19

    By CJC0201
    ... like most VPN’s I’ve tried, if the bandwidth isn’t big enough, it’ll block WiFi access until you turn it off ... But for the most part, very little hesitation experienced for its automatic operation when joining WiFi networks ... Developer has to work on settings access: I have to either turn-on or turn-off VPN operations in order for the settings node to highlight and become available for access ... - don’t know why ... (???) ... it just doesn’t work very well for public WiFi’s. I’m sure it’s a bandwidth problem that prevents VPN activation and internet access ... works great at home, and in other household/private locations. But if I end-up using cellular service - which I trust - then why bother having VPN service ? ...
  • Tunnel Bear

    By powrtowr
    Supper easy to down load and setup. A great app to hide your IP number!
  • TunnelBear-Waist of time

    By vlakvark12
    Struggling for two days now to connect to a server. It refuse to connect to any server. Not 1 successful connection was made. Express VPN worked instantly.
  • Great value (at least for the free version)

    By Bill F. Nashville
    Have had no issues since I signed up a few years ago. It really works too, as far as I know.
  • Lack of option to select VPN servers

    By Dem512
    TunnelBear is okay. However it does not offer a way to select different servers within a region whenever I encountered a block to access Brit TV. I switched to NordVPN which has dozens of servers just within the UK.
  • Great but not for everyone

    By elmstreetschool
    I love this app because of its ease of use across desktop and mobile platforms, and the delightful GUI and writing style. Really well designed. Unfortunately the bear doesn't play well with every wifi network (Spectrum constantly drops the connection) and it doesn't work at all on some streaming services like BBC and Netflix (Mubi works though). I'm still using it, but debating whether to switch when my annual subscription is up.
  • Nice application

    By Fiberkey
    This is a nice application fast and reliable
  • Charmed

    By charmed101
    Works exactly like it say
  • No complaints

    By Weslan83
    Does what I want it to do. Basic online privacy. I don’t do a lot, so I don’t know it’s full capabilities or constraints, but the user experience is good.
  • Excellent VPN!

    By aelnewt
    I have finally found an iOS VPN that’s both reliable and well-designed. It didn’t take me long to realize that this was absolutely worth the subscription.
  • Perfect

    By mize
    As good as advertised!
  • Rawr

    By blocckilla
    Great site!
  • Easiest integrated VPN you will find that’s not spyware junk!

    By cacapoopy
    All in the title🇺🇸
  • Kept me from connecting to home WiFi

    By mbrid
    I recently moved and had issues for a week of not being able to connect to my new homes password protected WiFi. After trying everything suggested on help pages I uninstalled Tunnel Bear and boom! My phone instantly connected. Never had this issue before.
  • Noice

    By Merry job
    It’s noice
  • “Connecting”

    By Larrypoo235
    Doesn’t work well on an iPhone. Spends about 2/3 of the time unable to connect to the internet because the VPN is “connecting.” Have to turn the VPN off to get online, or wait 5 minutes for it to connect. Don’t think it’s a setting problem because otherwise it wouldn’t work the rest of the time. I’ll try Nord VPN once this expires...
  • Great VPN

    By Kane.Ant03
    It’s a great VPN but, the fact that it lets you get used to it. Then drops the to keep using pay us some money if you want to keep using the vpn isn’t very pleasant.
  • Data used without permission

    By waterman#77
    Could not shut off app when desired
  • easy to use

    By scribble.stripe
    very fun interface, encrypt to nearly anywhere in the world for free. only gives 500 MB for free; you can do things to get extra GBs. Premium may be worth it if you’re willing to pay for it
  • Will not connect in St Kitts

    By golfbuffy
    Unable to connect
  • Feeling good

    By irock3rd
    Is a nice feeling to know that my browsing history is not being used for others advantage
  • Be aware. Disconnects a lot.

    By Sailorson
    Had to go with OpenVPN as this one disconnects every 15 minutes. The developer says all the time to contact customer service but they are not helping, they want YOU to try different things (always the same) when the problem comes from THEIR side.
  • Hola

    By ¿un dieguito?
    Buena vpn
  • VPN

    By Panchodog
    Great software. Very easy to set up and use. Occasionally blocks sales sites like Autotrader but otherwise excellent
  • Amazing

    By Tutle turtle
    I use i all day and I got it during Christmas so it was a little cheaper but I love it
  • Great VPN

    By dilusiontrip
    Pricing is great for the amount of devices and unlimited data. All of my bandwidth is available. App is easy to use.
  • Love TunnelBear

    By Arabesque2000
    I am Swedish and when I feel homesick the bear swims me across the Atlantic Ocean so I can watch my favorite Swedish programs. And if the bear stops in the UK I can watch the always great channel 4. What else can you ask for. Great App!
  • VPN

    By bamlie
    Great VPN for the value
  • Feel safe

    By RTC830
    Use TunnelBear when RVing around the country. Always feel safe when using it.
  • Did not work in China

    By LoekVanHelden
    Tried several times in different areas in China, but could never make a connection. Luckily I had other options.
  • Scootered72

    By Scootermed
    My last couple of iPhones the only 7’s and kept getting hacked. I needed a good VPN and this one seems to stay connected all day without any interruptions
  • The Best.

    By Ike.Eazy
    I’ve been using TunnelBear for 4 years. It has never let me down.
  • No security

    By Ywushb hehh
    I was hacked. I payed for a whole year and lost access to my account. They told me I was responsible and that someone else had access to my email. When I told them they wanted to much stuff for me to do, I was told it was up to me to recover my account. Cancelled and deleted, my friend.
  • Best VPN PROXY apps

    By Januarei
    Very good
  • TunnelBear

    By Ebyee
  • Love the application!

    By xX:):):):):):):):):):)Xx
    Personally, I absolutely love tunnel bear, it’s quick, it’s effective, and simple. While the free plan is already extremely generous in comparison to other vpns, I do wish that there were more ways to earn free gigabytes, i.e YouTube, Facebook, perhaps tasks/surveys, other things of the sort. Still, I think it’s a fantastic app that I use daily!
  • Simple, fast and secure

    By Justcallmed
    I've tried dozens of vpns but tunnel bear makes using a vpn quick and easy. I'm able to use my account across multiple devices and have never run into an issue with anything software related yet. The interface is polished and clean which I like. The performance is what I like best: I get the security of a vpn without any compromise in wifi or data speed. I appreciate that they share how they're audited and very throughout in their description of how and what they collect data wise (which btw is not a whole lot) from users. I bought the $10 a month plan and have zero regrets. Well done tunnel bear 🐻!
  • WORTHLESS!!! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

    By planeKrazy
    Quite possibly the most overrated app in the App Store. Many reviews here must be written by employees and friends of employees. ..and it explains why the latest review is from ~6 months ago. They’re VERY selective when posting reviews on here. There’s absolutely no logical reason for the high rating. This VPN works (sort of) in countries where you don’t really need a VPN, where it’s just an extra insurance. So basically in many Western countries. Mainland China? Forget it. I've tried it in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai - -> 👎🏻 (In 3 years I’ve NEVER succeeded). UAE, nope.. India? hahaha.. No help from the VERY generic https://help.tunnelbeardotcom because you must be connected (duh?) first. Mediocre vpn - at best. 😞 This is one of those “make you feel good” apps which doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to do. In the past I could at least watch news clips from many overseas news sites, be it Norway, Sweden, Germany, etc. as long as I selected VPN for that specific country. Now when I’m logged in to a VPN tunnel for that specific country all I get is “sorry, unable to watch this news clip. We only have copyrights in xyz country to play this video clip.” TB’s money-hungry bear claims my device IS browsing in the specific country but.. 😤 Not impressed. -> to the developer - yes, I realize some of the countries I mentioned here are “high censorship places” BUT several totally free VPNs seem to work just fine? This has been ongoing for years. I use TB strictly for “easy” countries. For places where VPNs are a must your service and reliability is appalling. _____
  • An easy to use VPN

    By mchlaz
    I've been using Tunnel Bear 3 years now and no problems. I’m no techie but this is very easy to use! Not as many server locations to choose from as the vpn I use on my laptop but the price is very reasonable and works very well on my iOS phone and tablet and a small Android tablet. So far I am satisfied with Tunnel Bear!
  • Don’t use this app in China.

    By snotnarcs
    While I enjoy the aesthetics of the app, TunnelBear’s encryption abilities are not up to standard. I cannot use this app and China and had to purchase a different VPN with better security options. TunnelBear also on supports 1 server per country, while I have seen VPNs that have multiple servers to choose from in countries like America and Australia. This provides a wider range of options and better ping. I wish I could provide a greater in-depth review but I can’t even get past the “attempting to connect” loading icon due to TunnelBear’s inability to break thru the great firewall.
  • Great!!

    By Lycaon21
    Great app for privacy
  • Cool

    By Emzey29
  • TunnelBear

    By al3qaab
    Good 👌🏻
  • Hacked

    By lilcowtippwr
    Stopped me geetonnhv hacked from Russia
  • Really great!

    By MikeStyle51
    It’s free, easy to use and effective! Exactly what I want from a vpn.
  • .

    By hekfhsjhdj
    The app used to be good..
  • Connection drops out

    By Sam Joul
    It was never able to connect to any server at all every time I try to connect the wifi icon disappears and a failure message is presented very disappointing after paying 50 $ for a year subscription
  • TrAsH B a D

    By king_thegodxking