VPN Proton: Fast & Secure VPN

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About this app

Proton VPN is the world's only free VPN app that is safe to use and respects your privacy. Proton VPN is created by the CERN scientists behind Proton Mail - the world's largest encrypted email service. Our fast VPN offers secure, private, encrypted, and unlimited internet access with advanced privacy and security features. Proton VPN also unblocks access to popular websites and streaming platforms.

PCMag: “[Proton VPN] is a slick VPN with an excellent collection of advanced features, and it has the best free subscription plan we've seen."

Used by millions worldwide, Proton’s secure no-logs VPN offers 24/7 safe, private, and unlimited internet access and does not record your browsing history, display ads, sell your data to third parties, or limit downloads.

Free VPN features available to all users

• Unlimited data access with no bandwidth or speed restrictions
• Strict no logs policy; your privacy is our priority
• Bypass geo-restrictions: smart protocol selection automatically overcomes VPN bans and unblocks censored sites and content
• Full disk encrypted servers protect your data privacy
• Perfect forward secrecy: encrypted traffic cannot be captured and decrypted later
• DNS leak protection: we encrypt DNS queries to ensure that your browsing activity cannot be exposed through DNS leaks
• Always-on VPN/ kill switch offers protection against leaks caused by accidental disconnections

Premium VPN features

• Access 2900+ high speed servers across 65+ countries worldwide
• Fast VPN: high-speed server network with connections up to 10 Gbps
• VPN Accelerator: unique technology increases Proton VPN's speeds by up to 400% for a faster browsing experience
• Unblock access to blocked or censored content to get unlimited internet access
• Connect up to 10 devices to the VPN at the same time
• Ad blocker (NetShield): a DNS filtering feature that protects you from malware, blocks ads, and prevents website trackers from following you across the web
• Stream films, sports events, and videos on any streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, BBC iPlayer etc) with our fast server network
• File-sharing and P2P support
• Secure Core servers protect against network-based attacks with multi-hop VPN
• Tor over VPN provides automatic integration with the Tor anonymity network
• Split tunneling support allows you to select which apps go through the VPN tunnel

Why Proton VPN?

• Internet security for everyone: our goal is to make online privacy accessible to all
• No personal data required to sign up
• Easy-to-use VPN app for Android
• Highest strength encryption for your connection makes it better than an internet proxy
• One click “Quick Connect” to secure your internet connection on public Wifi hotspots
• Unique VPN Accelerator technology increases your VPN speed by up to 400% for a faster internet connection using advanced networking techniques
• Proton VPN's Secure Core architecture allows our secure VPN service to defend against network-based attacks
• We only use VPN protocols that are proven to be secure: OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard
• Independently audited by third-party security experts, and all results on our website
• Trusted open-source code that can be reviewed for security by anyone
• Data protection using AES-256 and 4096 RSA encryption
• Multi-platform support across Android, Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS and more

Join the privacy revolution

• Your support is important as it allows us to continue our mission to bring online freedom to people around the globe. Get our private VPN free today and enjoy fast and unlimited VPN connections and secure internet from anywhere.
• Proton VPN breaks down the barriers of internet censorship, allowing you to access unlimited restricted online content.

Global VPN server network

• Proton VPN has hundreds of secure VPN servers worldwide, including several free VPN servers to ensure a high-bandwidth server nearby.
Updated on
Apr 2, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

123K reviews
Girish Menon
April 10, 2024
Excellent security, to the point where your other security apps are asking if you're even connected to the internet. Can cause a lot of issues with apps that aren't directly named, but frequent updates tend to take care of those issues and the team behind the app seems to be always available. When choosing to connect to a VPN location far from you (Europe from the US, India from Europe, etc) keep in mind that, for whatever reason, the connection can slow down quite a bit but not for long terms
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Proton AG
April 12, 2024
Connection speeds can be influenced by many factors such as your native ISP speed, location, server load, network setup, etc. You could try some of the tips at https://protonvpn.com/support/increase-vpn-speeds to improve your connection speeds. If you keep facing issues, contact us using the 'Report an issue' option in the app menu so we can help.
April 13, 2024
This is unbelievable that for almost two years, I've been using Proton without even spending a single penny. The ability to choose a server in a specific country in the free plan is now removed in return we get 2 more free countries. It seems as though the grandfather clause on ”old free" plan accounts are now starting to expire... I understand that several factors led up to this point, but it looks like I might resort to using the WireGuard client now using config files. (At least for a while)
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Proton AG
March 1, 2024
With the Free plan changes, we aim to provide optimal speeds and latency to everyone using our free, unlimited, ad-free VPN. That said, although you can't select a specific server as a free user, you can always change the server that was initially assigned to you. To access region-specific content, check out our paid plans at protonvpn.com/pricing.
Cody Soliday
April 19, 2024
I love the vpn. However, despite being advertised everywhere I can't find anywhere to actually subscribe to it. It says to do it from the play store except that isn't possible. Also for some reason the United States servers are all fake vpns. The other servers properly work though. Update: Ok so it seems to be a play store issue. It won't let me subscribe because the subscription on the proton pass doesn't expire till August. And it won't let me completely end the subscription early.
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Proton AG
April 19, 2024
Sorry to hear that. Note that you can also upgrade your account directly at protonvpn.com. We have a guide for this at protonvpn.com/support/payment-options. However, if you wish to upgrade via the in-app purchase, contact us at protonvpn.com/support-form so we can help. Lastly, let us know what issue you're having with the US servers exactly.

What's new

This version includes landscape mode support along with other minor tweaks