Best VPN for iPad and Mac

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  1. iRaynor SK macrumors regular

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    On iPad, I use app OpenVPN. Can you recommend me good VPN service for my iPad?

    And too, I want something for Mac with good VPN client (same VPN service as on iPad, I don't want to pay twice).

    Key feature is a lot of VPN gateways, especially servers from Slovakia, Czech republic and USA.

    Thanks
     
  2. iZac macrumors 68000

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    In the Middle Kingdom I use ExpressVPN

    It won't let you use multiple Macs simultaneously, but I can use it on my iPhone and Mac simultaneously. lots of global Servers, doesn't seem to have a download limit and for those whom this may matter to, apparently doesn't respond to DMCA notifications.

    I've been using it consistently for over a year now. Doesn't work with Netflix now though. (Netflix isn't available in China, so I'm screwed now, thanks Netflix!)
     
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    Opera Developer Edition has a free VPN.
     
  5. Woodstockie macrumors member

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    I have VPN Unlimited from KeepSolid with a lifetime subscription. I can use it on 5 different devices. It works most of the times really well, sometimes it is a bit slow when streaming video. They have a good amount of servers available.
     
  6. Woodstockie macrumors member

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    I first bought a subscription for a year and later on for $40 I was able to turn that into an unlimited lifetime subscription at Stacksocial.com, so I have no monthly costs anymore. There are some good deals out there.
     
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    I'm also using VPN Unlimited on my iDevices. Works very well. Even streaming video. I, too, was able to purchase a lifetime subscription about 2 years ago for around $35.

    There's an app you can use to set the VPN server location, or you can install VPN profiles to the iOS system so you can activate/deactivate the VPN from the system settings instead. You can also install a profile that has VPN-on-demand so it'll remain connected regardless of switching between different wifi networks, cellular, etc.. The normal profiles will disconnect the VPN server after a certain amount of time after you put your phone in standby/sleep.

    I will note that the instructions regarding the iOS system profiles are not easily discoverable on their website and there's no link to them in the VPN Unlimited app (not that I could fine at least). So requires a little forehand know-how.
     
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    I use Cloak
     
  11. carterlewin Suspended

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    You can simply install one VPN that can be used simultaneously on several devices. I use ExpressVPN on my PC and devices. My subscription can be used simultaneously on three devices. So, I can use IPhone, iPad and computer one-time. There are many services that provide such function. Here you can see the list of them. All of them characterized by speed and stable connection, user-friendly software, supporting different platforms and large network servers (including the USA, Slovakia and Czech Republic). These services allow you high level of security to protect your data, easy way to access restricted content and many others grate functions.
     
  12. Niskann macrumors newbie

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    I use Private internet access or PIA. I've been using it for a while now, happy with it.
     
  13. Acorn, Aug 27, 2016
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    I used to use a free VPN and it sucked balls. It was very slow and video lagged. It just sucked hard. Paid VPN is so much better.

    The only thing ive discovered with VPNs is sometimes if you go through a checkout with the VPN on it screws up your purchase and it won't go through. It doesn't seem to happen all the time and only with some sellers. Its like it says why are you using a cash card from USA in germany and spits out an error.

    It also screws up gift cards. sometimes it says didnt go through you wont get a receipt for sale but your gift card balance is gone. It bounces back a few days later but can be scary if it's a large balance and it's gone with no receipt. This actually happened to me from blicks art store. it said transaction failed but my 200.00 gift card balance was gone. There was no trace of a recent sale by me on blicks site or any email. It popped back three or four days later but still was scary to think I lost a 200 dollar balance.
     
  14. minicard macrumors regular

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    I use PIA but I notice everytime I turn it out my internet speed slows down. I use speediest and FAST app to check and it indeed at least 10 mbps slower.
     
  15. iChase macrumors member

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    I had Private Internet Access and it wasn't bad, but it stopped working when on the corporate network at work. I now use Golden Frog VyprVPN and it's fantastic!
     
  16. BrianBaughn, Sep 8, 2016
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    I just bought a lifetime Keepsolid Unlimited VPN subscription. Amazing!
    Many thanks for your tips and best regards from Italy. On iOS vpn is blocking some ads too.

    ^___^
     
  18. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    I thought one of the mains points of a VPN was to keep CC transactions / online payments safe?
     
  19. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    What's the best VPN that actually works with MLB Blackout restrictions. Now THAT'S the real question. Apparently, my PIA VPN isn't cutting it.
     
  20. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    That can be one element...if your VPN connection endpoint is more secure than the local network you're on. But, using a VPN service to route your banking through some server in Hong Kong is probably a bad idea.
     
  21. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Hotspit Shield has worked well for me. Has endpoints in many countries and one license covers you for OS X, Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android.
     
  22. JohnWick macrumors member

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    The best iPad VPN provider will usually offer a variety of tunneling protocols combined with different encryption strengths. The combined effort of these two technologies is what constitutes a good VPN service for iPad devices.

    Tunneling protocols enhance online privacy by securing the user identity, online activities, hiding the real IP address and completely making them anonymous online. This when combined with data encryption secures the user completely leaving no margin for error when online.

    Leading tunneling protocols include PPTP, SSTP, OpenVPN, iKEV2 and L2TP/IPSec. Each protocol has its unique attributes for instance PPTP is excellent for streaming video & music while L2TP is a great protocol for confidential online data transfers.
    source: https://www.bestvpnprovider.com/5-best-ipad-vpn-services/
     
  23. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  24. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I'm a TorGuard subscriber. Service is always running and I'm very happy with it.
     
  25. iRaynor SK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for late reply

    I have finally chosen ExpressVPN. Happy with it :)

    Thanks!!!
     

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