The best mobile VPN

Get a VPN for your iOS or Android phone
  • Browse, text, and share photos with privacy and security
  • No-fuss design and reliability for an on-the-go lifestyle
  • All-in-one app includes password manager and ad blocker
  • Browse, text, and share photos with privacy and security
  • No-fuss design and reliability for an on-the-go lifestyle
  • All-in-one app includes password manager and ad blocker

30-day money-back guarantee

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Benefits of using a VPN on mobile phones.

How does a mobile VPN work?

A mobile VPN is an app you download to your smartphone or tablet. Just open the app, turn on the VPN, and it does two main things on your device:

A mobile VPN encrypts your traffic. When you turn on ExpressVPN on your device, all your internet traffic is encrypted, meaning no one can read it except the intended recipient. The third parties you’re shielding your activity from include your internet service provider, government monitors, and even hackers.

A mobile VPN changes your IP address. Your real IP is hidden, and instead you are given an IP address belonging to the VPN company and shared by numerous users. This makes it harder for websites to connect your activity back to you, and it can make you appear to be in a different place from your actual location.

Thanks to the ability to change your virtual location, a VPN also enables you to access sites and services censored by your country or blocked by your school or work Wi-Fi network.

How to set up a mobile VPN

Step 1

How to sign up for ExpressVPN
Sign up for ExpressVPN

Visit the order page and select the option that’s right for you. All of our plans are fully covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Step 2

Download the ExpressVPN app for Android. Android devices with a download sign.
Download a mobile VPN app

Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your phone or tablet. You can do so through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Step 3

Connect to a VPN server location

Simply hit the On Button, and you’ll be instantly connected to the best location for your connection. Or pick one from our global network.

A better experience with ExpressVPN’s mobile VPN app

The best VPN for mobile devices is ExpressVPN, with innovative technology and advanced features designed to enhance your internet experience. Whether you need an iOS VPN or a VPN for your Android, ExpressVPN has you covered.

Encrypt your connection with a VPN.

Innovations to protect
your privacy

Using best-in-class encryption, we keep your online traffic secure from third parties such as your internet service provider and hackers. Our innovative server technology is designed to not record your activity, so we can’t tell anyone what you’ve been up to even if legally compelled to.

Effective unblocking
for access to services

Depending on where you are, censorship and other restrictions can keep you from accessing websites, popular apps, and videos on your mobile devices. ExpressVPN helps you break through these blocks, including those on school or office Wi-Fi networks.

ExpressVPN’s high-speed network is perfect for YouTube TV

Fast speeds and smooth,
hassle-free streaming

While VPNs have the potential to slow down your internet speeds, ExpressVPN is optimized so you barely notice a difference on your iOS or Android devices. This means less buffering and waiting while you enjoy strong online security.

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Block ads, trackers,
and harmful sites

ExpressVPN’s advanced protection features let you customize your online experience and take back control over what companies know about you. Block trackers and malicious sites with Threat Manager, hide intrusive display ads with an ad blocker, and protect your kids from explicit content.

Connect on 8 devices at the same time

With one ExpressVPN subscription, you can use the VPN on up to eight devices simultaneously. This makes it easy to use a VPN on every mobile device in your household, protecting your whole family as they go online.

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Lightway, our
cutting-edge protocol

ExpressVPN’s exclusive protocol Lightway offers a superior internet experience on your mobile devices, with strong security and reliable VPN connections. Lose your internet connection in an elevator? Changing Wi-Fi networks? With Lightway, your VPN can often be turned on within a fraction of a second once you get back online.

ExpressVPN Keys: A password manager to secure all your accounts.

Better value with
a built-in password manager

ExpressVPN Keys, a full-featured password manager, is built right in to the ExpressVPN apps for Android and iPhone. With a password manager, you only need to remember one password to access all your logins. They’re protected with zero-knowledge encryption, so only you can gain entry to your Keys account—even we are locked out of it. And there’s no extra cost to use it.

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Why use a mobile VPN?

We use our phones for everyday tasks like messaging friends and family, watching videos and listening to music, going on social media, playing games, banking, taking photos, and navigating with maps.

In an increasingly mobile world, a VPN is helpful for mitigating specific risks and inconveniences when going online outside of your home:

  • Public Wi-Fi security. Free Wi-Fi in airports and cafes can be unsecured, making it easy for an attacker to see what you are doing online. A VPN encrypts your connection, keeping all your online traffic secure from snoops.

  • Travel with safety and freedom. When you go abroad, you might find your favorite apps blocked and could risk monitors tracking your movements. A VPN helps you stay safe from spies and lets you bypass censorship.

  • Keep your location private. Online stalking can lead to real-life stalking. A VPN gives you a new IP address, which makes you appear to websites and apps to be in a different location.

VPN servers for speed, security, and total access

When you connect to a VPN service, you’re really connecting to a VPN server, a physical piece of hardware that encrypts and decrypts your internet traffic on its way to and from the apps and websites you use. Our server network is meticulously designed to provide you with the best internet experience.

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Wide-ranging server locations

Our server locations are numerous and varied, spanning 105 countries and counting. This means you’ll be able to find one that suits your needs, whether it’s to access a website restricted to certain regions or to protect your browsing while still appearing to be in your own country.

10-Gbps servers for faster service

A single VPN server must be able to handle traffic from multiple users, all with their own constantly changing demands. That’s why bandwidth is so important: it’s the total amount of data that one server can transmit every second. For our servers, that’s 10 Gbps—10 Gigabits (10 billion bits) per second—which can handle more traffic with less congestion, and thus better speeds.

Server tech that keeps you private

We’re committed to not keeping logs of our users’ internet activity and designed our server system to reinforce this goal. We call it TrustedServer—a system that never writes to hard disk and uses RAM only. This allows for all data to be wiped whenever the system is rebooted, in case any personal data is saved to a server by accident. Read a deep dive into TrustedServer, which has been independently audited.

What people are saying
about ExpressVPN

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    Love this app. I travel extensively around the world and this app helps me keep in touch.
    Whatever site I go to, they have no clue where I am located or who I am, and I like it that way.
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    Got an account with @expressvpn yesterday. Great decision for traveling out of the country!

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    I love express, in terms of security, speed and everything 👍

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    @ExpressVPN has truly been indispensable while working remote.

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    FAQ: About mobile VPN

    Why choose ExpressVPN?

    Optimized for speed

    ExpressVPN constantly optimizes servers to deliver the fastest speeds possible.

    Get set up right away

    Connecting to the ExpressVPN mobile app is quick and easy. Just sign up, download, and connect!

    Defeat ISP throttling

    ExpressVPN lets you bypass ISP throttling and say goodbye to buffering.

    Independently audited

    Third-party assessments verify our security claims through rigorous testing of our apps and systems.

    Increase your anonymity

    Replace your IP and location to prevent tracking of browsing activity and metadata.

    Content from anywhere

    Access all the apps and services you need to work, stream, and play.

    Live chat support

    Contact Support around the clock if you have questions about ExpressVPN on any device.

    Superior connection reliability

    Enjoy industry-leading connection stability and reliability, no matter where you are in the world.

    Excellent Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 23352 reviews

    Risk-free VPN for mobile phones

    Love ExpressVPN—or get your money back. No hassle. Try ExpressVPN for your smartphone with a 30-day money-back guarantee today and secure your internet!