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!
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 and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

292K reviews
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
Crafty Sasquatch
April 17, 2024
I have been an apple platform user of this app for many years and had a few buggy issues. Customer service would always come through. Now that I have switched to Android the app doesn't work at all and customer service is days to get a response. My phone tells me this app has a memory leak and those take time to track down and fix. I get that but don't give me the run around and waste my time because y'all can't program and trouble shoot your app anymore. Edit: cupcakebear will not respond.
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TunnelBear, LLC
April 16, 2024
Apologies for that, can you please email at support@tunnlebear.com and ask for CupcakeBear? Thanks
Jon VB
March 12, 2024
Years ago I had issues with using legal file sharing, and really buggy performance even on a flagship phone. It seems to all have been addressed over the years, and I'm happy with the performance and speed. A few things like split-bear need work. Also, it would be nice to have better PFSense integration, but it's great. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a 1 click solution to privacy!
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TunnelBear, LLC
March 12, 2024
Rawr! Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you are enjoying the service. Have a 'bear'rific' day!

What's new

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