For those of you unfamiliar with VPNs, Virtual Private Networks can help you gain access to blocked websites, hide your real location and encrypt your data.
VPNs can be used from any device connected to the internet: your desktop computer, a laptop or your mobile phone.
In this article, we will focus on some of the best VPN services for Apple devices.
Do you need a VPN for your Apple device?
Mac users might be tempted to think their devices are safe by default, without running a VPN. Well, there is an increasing number of cyber attacks against Mac users, too. One can never be too careful when it comes to the protection of their data.
Moreover, if you want to watch a TV show unavailable for your country, VPNs are the only solution to this problem.
Free vs paid VPN for your Apple device
Depending on your monthly data usage, a free VPN might be enough for you, but then again, you might want a more reliable service and look for a paid VPN.
Free VPNs are not as safe as paid VPNs, their bandwidth is pretty low (0.5 ・2 GB/month) and they run a lot of Ads, which could be really annoying for most users. Some of the best free VPNs are: TunnelBear, Windscribe, Hotspot Shield, ProtonVPN and Hide.Me
Why choose paid VPNs over free VPNs on your Apple device?
Paid VPN means more security, no ads, and no monthly bandwidth limits. This article will give you a few hints and some of the best VPN service providers, in order for you to make the best choice.
・ Express VPN
Considered one of the best VPNs, Express VPN is fast, user-friendly, supports 3 devices, but it's not the cheapest provider from the list.
Using its own double-encryption technology NordVPN is considered the most secure VPN. Supports 6 devices and comes at a very affordable price.
One of the fastest VPNs, using their own servers at a low price. Supports up to 5 devices.
Offers great performance for up to 10 devices. This means you could hook up the devices of your entire family and even your neighbor's family to a single subscription. IPVanish also supports P2P.
The lowest price of the five VPNs we mentioned here, offers good performance for 5 devices. A great value especially if this is your first time using a VPN.
What to consider when choosing the VPN for your Apple device
・ Look for a VPN provider with the higher number of servers worldwide – this will help you get better speed
・ Consider a VPN provider that offers a trial period, so that you can make sure that the VPN works great on your device
・ Consider paying more at once, by paying for a one-year subscription instead of monthly payments. You'll get lower rates
・ Read user reviews for the service you opt for, before making any payment.
・ Try to find a VPN provider that offers good security, P2P support and covers all the major geo-restricted websites you are interested in