TunnelBear VPN

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About this app

TunnelBear VPN is a free, incredibly simple app you can use to browse the Internet privately and securely. Tunnelbear protects your online privacy from online threats, letting you access your favorite websites & apps.

TunnelBear’s secure VPN is trusted by over 45 million users. The secure VPN was recently rated the #1 VPN for 2020 by Wirecutter. Our private VPN was the first VPN service audited by a third party – so you can rest easy knowing we’re committed to protecting you today and in the future.

When you use TunnelBear, your data passes through our secure VPN, letting you connect to WiFi hotspots without putting your data or device at risk. Your browsing activity and personal information is kept private from hackers, advertisers, or prying eyes.

Use a secure VPN for private internet from anywhere with peace of mind knowing that your online activity is safe from hackers, ISPs, and advertisers. WiFi VPN is just a tap away – TunnelBear is that quick and easy to use!

TunnelBear VPN for Android is a really simple app that encrypts your web browsing and data (making it unreadable) as it leaves your phone or tablet. Connect to WiFi hotspots privately and securely to keep your data safe.

Get private WiFi VPN connections and keep your data private. WiFi VPN gives websites and advertisers a more difficult time tracking your physical location and Internet data.

Your Internet 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 to perform annual, independent 3rd party audits. Get secure WiFi and feel confident that we deliver on our promise to secure your data.

Try TunnelBear for free with 500MB of browsing data every month, no credit card required. Get WiFi VPN with unlimited data by purchasing the premium plan in the app.


- Private & fast VPN with no logging, ever.
- Safe WiFi with grizzly-grade security: TunnelBear uses strong AES-256 bit encryption by default. Weaker encryption isn’t even an option.
- Private VPN you can trust: we’re the first consumer VPN app to complete annual 3rd party, public security audits.

- Internet security, even on public WiFi networks
- Our global VPN server network is engineered for speed and optimized to let you surf and stream quickly - no throttling, no buffering, no fuss.
- Global VPN network: With servers in 22+ countries and lightning-fast speeds, access the websites and apps you love. Anytime, anywhere.

- Private internet with one-tap connect: it’s so simple, a bear could use it.
- TunnelBear has helpful support 24/7 support for whenever you need assistance.

Is your TunnelBear misbehaving? Do you have feedback for us? Do you have a cool fact about bears to share? Contact our support team – support@tunnelbear.com

Get a virtual private network with internet security and surf the web safely with TunnelBear!



“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
Feb 3, 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
302K reviews
Craig Asplund
February 4, 2023
Update 2: as advertised this problem is resolved. Now if the bear didn't appear at the destination before he even begins to did the tunnel it would be closer to perfect. OLD: still there even after several releases, the bug with the Notification panel saying "connecting" while TB support assured me I am really "connected".
30 people found this review helpful
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TunnelBear, LLC
November 23, 2022
This fix is coming up on the next release we are working on! Thank you for helping flag it for us! If you need anything else, please reach out at tunnelbear.com/support!
NiYaZ “KroaToanN”
January 13, 2023
One of the main issue is that the app fail to function like it suppose to. I find myself waiting for more than 15 minutes to connect while in the end the connection usually fails. This app had let me down when I needed to. I understand that there may be network bandwidth issues but I had tried another VPN along with this and yet TunnelBear fails to connect. The app UI is simple and easy to use, and the app does not overwhelme you with useless ads, however the app fails to serve its purpose.
50 people found this review helpful
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TunnelBear, LLC
January 16, 2023
Rawr! It should not take that long to connect, do you mind reaching out to our support bears at tunnelbear.com/support so they can help you out? Thanks!
Ash Case
December 7, 2022
Decent, on the whole, unfortunate i keep having to uninstall/reinstall, esp if not used for a while (days/weeks). Despite that, it's free, and once I've deleted and reinstalled, it works great. I use this to region swap when purchasing video game codes and other such things. Super helpful and one of the only free VPNs that not only allows you to choose which country to route through, but the options are much more plentiful than even some of the paid VPNs. If u want a free vpn, this is the only 1
74 people found this review helpful
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TunnelBear, LLC
December 7, 2022
Rawr! Thanks for the review. If you're having a specific issue, get in touch at tunnelbear.com/support. We’re happy to help! Have a 'bear'rific' day!

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Took the Bears to the groomers. Just love that New Bear smell, don’t you?