Secure your everyday life with the NordVPN mobile app
You use your cell phone for everything: work, leisure, communication, banking, travel. And you keep an outrageous amount of personal data on it. That’s far from secure.
Enter VPNs for phones and tablets
A mobile VPN, or virtual private network, ensures that your data is safe whether you’re using home Wi-Fi, a local cafe hotspot, or your mobile network. Here’s why you need a VPN on your phone:
- Every time you connect to an unsecure Wi-Fi, you’re exposed to cyber threats.
- Everything you do online can be tracked and logged by your mobile internet provider.
- Every website you visit sees your IP address.
How do mobile VPNs work?
A VPN protects your connection by creating a secure encrypted “tunnel” for your online traffic. First, the NordVPN app encrypts your data and reroutes it to one of our secure VPN servers. Once it receives your data, the server decrypts it and safely passes it on to your desired destination.
Encrypted data looks like gibberish without the right decryption key, meaning that anyone monitoring you won’t be able to tell what you’re doing. What’s more, anyone outside the encrypted tunnel will only see the VPN server’s IP address, hiding your virtual location from prying eyes.
3 Steps to get and use the mobile NordVPN app
Download the NordVPN app from the App Store or Google Play.
Log into your NordVPN account.
Tap on the Quick Connect button, and a special algorithm will connect you to the NordVPN server that suits you best.
Why mobile VPNs are a must
Mobile devices are all about greater connectivity. They let you check email, watch your favorite YouTube vlogs, scroll social media, play video games, or shop online on the go. That’s why having a secure mobile is just as important as having a secure personal laptop or work computer.
In fact, a phone VPN may be even more necessary, considering that you share your private and sensitive data through unprotected public Wi-Fi at airports, coffee shops, libraries, or hotels. Mobile VPN apps keep you safe online when you’re at your most vulnerable — relaxing after a long trip, chatting with your friends, or checking your finances during an emergency abroad.
Encrypt your mobile data
NordVPN utilizes security protocols that offer strong encryption for mobile devices.
Secure your iOS devices with next-generation encryption, and enjoy high-performance speed and stability. Available VPN protocols: NordLynx and OpenVPN. IKEv2/IPSec can be set up manually.
Enjoy a reliable, fast, and secure VPN experience on Android devices at all times. State-of-the-art encryption available with NordLynx and OpenVPN. IKEv2/IPSec can be set up manually.
Cybersecurity fitted for your smartphone
Mobile VPNs offer the same level of security and privacy as traditional VPN services, only tailored for the challenges of the wireless world. They are designed to automatically adjust when you move between different Wi-Fi networks or out of the coverage zone, keeping you safe even if your connection is disrupted.
A secure mobile protected by NordVPN lets you connect to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks without worrying about snoops, shields your IP address from prying eyes while you’re on the move, and lets you access your favorite content from home when abroad.
Protect 6 devices at the same time
Alongside apps for iOS and Android, NordVPN provides protection for macOS, Windows, and Linux. You can connect up to 6 devices at the same time for the same price — just one account means a secure mobile, secure laptop, secure smart TV, and others.
Thousands of ultra-fast VPN servers
Your VPN connection speed depends on your proximity to the VPN server — and NordVPN runs 6100+ optimized servers in over 61 countries. If you don’t want to sort them manually, simply press Quick Connect and our smart algorithm will pick the best server for you based on your needs.
Specialty servers provide you with unique features
Onion Over VPN. Combines the anonymity of Tor with the security of a VPN tunnel.
P2P. Specialized servers offer a fast and convenient way for peer-to-peer traffic.
Favorites. Add your preferred servers to the favorites list with a single tap.
If you want extra security and privacy on your Android device, NordVPN offers the Double VPN option for double data encryption.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use VPN with mobile data?
Is a VPN bad for your phone?
Which VPN is best for mobile?
For example, the NordVPN mobile app is lightweight and simple to use, making online security as easy as pressing a button. With 6100+ ultra-fast VPN servers all over the world and the revolutionary WireGuard®-based NordLynx protocol, we are able to keep your VPN connection fast, stable, and secure.
Does VPN work on 5G?
Are mobile VPNs free?
To protect your privacy and stay safe online, we highly recommend that you use a trusted VPN service with a proven track record. Many of the best mobile VPNs offer substantial discounts for long-term commitment, like NordVPN’s 2-year plan.