TunnelBear VPN

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About this app

TunnelBear is a simple VPN app that helps you browse the Internet privately and securely. TunnelBear changes your IP and protects your browsing data from online threats, letting you access your favourite websites and apps worldwide.

Join over 45 million TunnelBear users who worry less about browsing on public WiFi, online tracking or blocked websites. TunnelBear is an incredibly simple app that can help you:

✔ Change your perceived IP address to help keep your identity private
✔ Reduce the ability of websites, advertisers and ISPs to track your browsing
✔ Encrypt and secure your browsing traffic on public and private Wi-Fi networks
✔ Get around blocked websites and network censorship
✔ Connect to a lightning-fast private network with access to more than 48 countries

Learn more about our features and the benefits of using TunnelBear today: https://www.tunnelbear.com/features


When you use TunnelBear, your data passes through our secure and encrypted VPN servers, changing your IP address and ensuring third parties can't intercept and see what you do online. Your browsing activity and personal information is kept private from hackers, advertisers, ISPs, or prying eyes. Connect to WiFi hotspots privately and securely to keep your data safe.

Try TunnelBear for free with 2GB of browsing data every month, no credit card required. Get unlimited VPN data by purchasing one of our premium plans in the app.


- One-tap to connect. So simple, even a bear could use it.
- No logging policy ensures your browsing habits are private and secure.
- Unlimited simultaneous connections.
- Grizzly-grade security with strong AES-256 bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn’t even an option.
- A VPN you can trust. The first consumer VPN to complete annual 3rd party, public security audits.
- Bear speed +9. Use protocols like WireGuard for a fast and stable connection.
- Access to over 5000 servers in 48 countries, physically located in the country you select.
- Anti-censorship technologies sourced by researchers worldwide help keep your connection secure.


Your browsing habits are personal and shouldn't be trusted to just anyone. TunnelBear is proud to be the first VPN service in the world to be independently audited by a 3rd party. You can feel confident that we deliver on our promise to secure your data.

TunnelBear has a strict no-logging policy. You can read our simple and easy-to-understand Privacy Policy here: https://www.tunnelbear.com/privacy-policy


- Subscribe on a monthly or annual basis to receive unlimited data for the duration of the subscription.
- Payment will be charged at time of purchase.
- Subscription automatically renews unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Renewal Policy: https://www.tunnelbear.com/autorenew-policy


Is your Bear misbehaving? Let us know: https://www.tunnelbear.com/support


We think the Internet is a much better place when everyone can browse privately, and browse the same Internet as everyone else. Our award winning applications have appeared on Lifehacker, Macworld, TNW, HuffPost, CNN and The New York Times. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, TunnelBear is available everywhere.

Privacy. For everyone.


“TunnelBear excels in trustworthiness and transparency, and it offers fast, reliable connections, easy-to-use applications on every major platform, and handy features for unstable connections.”
- Wirecutter

“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.”

“TunnelBear, the gorgeous VPN app that wants to bring online privacy to everyone.”
- VentureBeat
Updated on
May 17, 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 and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

293K reviews
Yazul Lich
April 28, 2024
Update: recently has turned into a trash. Breaks everytime. I wish I could give zero stars. Good but too crashy. It doesn't often load up the servers and you enter a barren map. Sometimes the protocol is switched on its own (only one protocol works for me so it's annoying). The shortcut on quick settings panel is not fully functional.
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TunnelBear, LLC
April 9, 2024
Hi there, Can you please share a bit more details with our support bears at tunnelbear.com/support so we can help you out?
Skippy The Skeptic
April 21, 2024
I've used this VPN for years without issue but in the last 10 months or so it drops constantly without disconnecting traffic or alerting me. Alternatively, it will say that I'm connected to a tunnel but a cursory check reveals that my IP address is still totally exposed. Even better, it just fully logs me out at random without telling me, forcing me to restart the entire app and log in. I honestly think it has gotten worse with every update lately. I can no longer recommend this app.
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TunnelBear, LLC
April 21, 2024
Sorry to hear that you're having issues with your Bear. Let us know at tunnelbear.com/support and we'll be happy to assist you further! Have a 'bear'rific' day!
April 10, 2024
What happened to this VPN? I've been a longtime paid user and it used to work great, but no longer. My issues: App often randomly closes; VPN will appear connected, but when you check your IP, it's not; Sometimes toggling the VPN on/off doesn't do anything, and it will appear connected, but it's not; constant sign-outs; the list of sites not loading when connected to the VPN keeps growing; connection speeds aren't the greatest. I will no longer be using this VPN when my subscription ends.
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TunnelBear, LLC
April 11, 2024
Rawr! Very strange Bearhaviour, can you please reach out at tunnelbear.com/support so our support bears and take a look and help out? Thanks

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