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NordVPN for iOS: release notes

Sep 16, 2020 · 5 min read

NordVPN for iOS: release notes

We call release notes an ode to new features, improvements, squashed bugs, and extra glam added to our app. Stay in the loop on the latest updates in the NordVPN app for iOS. We don’t want you to miss a thing!

NordVPN 5.10.4 (latest)

2 words. 8 letters. Say it and enjoy a smoother app experience.*

*Works only if you install the update first to put those BUG FIXES in place.

NordVPN 5.9.0

This release includes a hand-picked selection of bug fixes to make your app experience smoother, the internet safer, and you happier with NordVPN.

NordVPN 5.8.7

For a top-notch VPN experience, routine maintenance is just as important as a new shiny feature. So nothing grand this time — just the usual bug-fixing business. We’re sending some good vibes and under-the-hood improvements your way!

NordVPN 5.8.3

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    Introducing dark mode: the long-awaited and much requested feature is now live! The NordVPN app will follow the theme of your iPhone or iPad.
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    Pause VPN protection for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 1 hour and get connected again automatically. It’s like hitting “snooze” – only instead of a few more moments of precious sleep, you temporarily disable your VPN connection. Only on NordLynx for now.

NordVPN 5.7.9

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    Now you can add countries and cities to Favorites: it’s a one-tap shortcut to the fastest server in your go-to location.
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    Ch-ch-changes: with a heavy heart, we removed the list of specific servers. All sentiments away, this change lets us improve experience to all NordVPN users, as we can better balance server load. So lay back, relax, and let our algorithm pick the fastest server for you. If you really really really need a specific server – that one and only – you can still find it via search.
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    Improved search results: random countries appearing in search results aren’t very entertaining, so from now on, relevant results only.

NordVPN 5.7.7

Let’s just call this an annual summer kick-off bug cleanup festival.

NordVPN 5.7.6

Dear bugs, it’s not the same without you. It’s way better now. (Not trying to be mean or anything here. Just making the app experience better.)

NordVPN 5.7.3

We took up a challenge of telling you what’s new in 30 seconds. Go!

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    When you’ve been connected to VPN for a longer time, tap the ‘refresh’ button – the Quick Connect algorithm will check if there’s a better server option for you and reconnect to the fastest server in the same location.
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    Share the NordVPN app with friends right from the Settings menu. It may sound cliche, but in this case, sharing is actually caring about your friends’ digital safety.
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    A few fixes.

Oh, and yes – have you tried the NordLynx protocol yet?

30 seconds. Nailed it.

NordVPN 5.7.1

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    Need for speed? Try NordLynx – our technology built around the WireGuard® protocol to bring you lightning-fast VPN connections. Secure and optimized for privacy, NordLynx is right there at your fingertips in the VPN protocols menu.
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    Fixed: for some users, the NordVPN iOS app has been acting out like a stubborn teenager by crashing or logging them out. It shouldn’t happen anymore.

NordVPN 5.6.1

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    Brought to life by popular demand, the project “Make the app faster” was completed successfully. The result: the app loads faster now.
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    Love our app? Rate it 5 stars – our engineers will be happy to the moon and back. Now you can do it anytime by going to the app settings menu and tapping “Rate our app.” Getting your feedback is always space-tastic!
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    Send a message to our customer support directly from the app. Drop us a line to report an issue, ask a question, or give us feedback.
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    A few visual improvements only eagle eyes will spot. But we all know who lies in the details.

NordVPN 5.5.2

Today’s forecast: high chances of better server recommendations as we’ve improved things under the hood. Also, expect smoother app experience as we defeated a bunch of sneaky bugs. The rare species hunted down:

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    the one that asks to add the VPN profile when logging out;
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    the one that causes a connection delay after tapping Quick Connect to test your patience;
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    the one that doesn’t let the widget indicate a successful connection right away.

And a few others. Have a sunny day.

NordVPN 5.4.6

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    Some users had an issue when logging in: the app would say you’ve entered wrong credentials even if that wasn’t the case. Rumor has it, some were even confronted with the never-ending spinning wheel (!). The bug causing the trouble is fixed now and logging in is smooth again.
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    We’ve added an option to reset the VPN profile to the troubleshooting menu. All for making it easier to put everything back on track.

NordVPN 5.4.2

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    We all feel the need to double-check sometimes. Yet, from now on, we won’t be doing so when you choose to disconnect – via widget or by asking Siri.
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    A bunch of sneaky bugs have been defeated to make your VPN experience smoother.

NordVPN 5.4.0

This is the last version that supports iOS 9 and iOS 10. If your device runs on one of these OS, you will still be able to use NordVPN – it’s just that the latest updates won’t reach you anymore.

NordVPN 5.3.2

Dear bugs, it’s not the same without you. It’s way better now. (Not trying to be mean or anything here. Just making the app experience better.)

NordVPN 5.2.1

You say ‘bug’, we say ‘fixes’. We defeated a bunch of these sneaky creatures to make your app experience smoother.

NordVPN 5.2.0

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    What does driving an F1 racer and using NordVPN app have in common? From now on, it’s NordLynx – our tech built around the WireGuard® protocol to bring you blazing speeds in VPN connections. Fast, secure, and optimized for privacy, NordLynx is a game-changer in your mobile experience. Head to ‘Settings’ and switch to NordLynx in ‘VPN Protocols’ to take it for a test drive!
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    Fixed: sometimes, auto-connect on Wi-Fi wouldn’t work properly if you set it while being on a cellular data network. It’s all sorted out now.

NordVPN 5.1.0

While you’re working on your ‘naughty-or-nice’ score, we continue improving your NordVPN experience. This release contains minor tweaks and bug fixes, all finely wrapped.

NordVPN 5.0.9

We’re back with some glam and user-friendliness:

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    We made the app more thumb-friendly. Now it’s easier to tap the right thing — like the redesigned Settings button, for example.
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    The app widget looks more vibrant in the dark mode now.

NordVPN 5.0.4

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    This release brings more than meets the eye: we’re improving things underneath to make your NordVPN experience even better.

NordVPN 5.0.3

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    Help us improve by rating your connection. Was it like driving an F1 racer? Or rather a slow and bumpy ride? We want to know. Tell us by giving thumbs up or thumbs down in the app.
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    If you have enabled the dark mode on your iPhone and iPad, the NordVPN widget will also go dark. Hello darkness, our new friend…

NordVPN 5.0.0

What's new:

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    It’s really hard not to get overly excited so.. NordVPN 5.0.0 is here! If you’d ask us to describe the new version in a single word, we’d say: versatile. Now you can set a protocol depending on what you’re up to. OpenVPN over UDP, OpenVPN over TCP, or IKEv2 – the choice is yours. The app still runs on IKEv2 as a default.
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    Speaking of newness, we’re bringing out a new server category: obfuscated servers.

What's better:

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    We update the server list every 24 hours – that’s the regular process. On top of that, now we’ll make sure you get the most recent server list each time you update the app.
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    In case of a connection timeout, the app would start misbehaving. Ouch. Now it’s all under control: the ‘not connected’ state will remain until you successfully connect to VPN.
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    A few visual tweaks, which may not shine bright alone but add up nicely to the overall slickness of the app.

Don’t have the NordVPN app yet? Download it now.


Elle Friberg
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Elle is a content writer at NordVPN. Being ever-curious, she always finds unexpected angles in the internet privacy and security field to turn into gripping stories.


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