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
Sep 28, 2023

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

291K reviews
A Google user
June 5, 2019
Really buggy. It works well... when it works. I hand the unlimited monthly subscription. But every few days, it prompts me to upgrade. So I have to go through the hassle of going into the play store and repurchase it in order for it to recognize my subscription - even though it's listed as current in my Google play subscription list. And of course, there's zero customer support. I'm looking for alternatives of anyone has a suggestion.
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TunnelBear, LLC
June 5, 2019
Rawr! Sorry for any issues! You should not need to re-purchase at all, could you reach out to us? We answer all tickets within 24 hours. You can reach out to us via tunnelbear.com/support or directly via email at support@tunnelbear.com
April 13, 2023
I contacted the support team and they responded very quickly. I was having an Issue with my app automatically opening itself and connecting to a VPN server without me tapping on it. I was asked for more information on my issue and given a list of possible solutions. After running through a few possible solutions, I believe my problem has been solved. After enabling Ghost Bear, the app no longer opens itself. I assumed this wouldn't have been the solution, since I am on my home WiFi, but it was.
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TunnelBear, LLC
April 13, 2023
Rawr! Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you are enjoying the service. Have a 'bear'rific' day!
A Google user
December 15, 2019
It would be 5 stars...except Netflix knows and will not play the movie in the area that you VPN to. It does show the movie on the list for the area of the VPN tunnel end point. I assume the movie list request comes out the VPN end but the streaming end does not. Also, I like to see more options for tunnel end points, not just counties. I like to see a list of more populated cities. Otherwise, good app and it does the basic stiff. My two cents.
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