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Best VPN service on iPhone 4 – How to set up a VPN for iPhone 4?

In a last post, we already mentioned how to use a VPN on any mobile device, however it could be useful to devote a special post on a full tutorial about the use of a VPN on iPhone 4/4S.

As for VPN on iPad, you don’t need any technical skills for the setup.

VPN use for iPhone 4/4S

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides two main advantages:

  • It ensures your online anonymity and secures all your conversations by creating a communication tunnel between your mobile and your provider’s server. Nobody can be able to catch your informations, insofar as your identity is hidden behind the server’s identity.
  • The application enable you to bypass firewall, content, or geographical restrictions by concealing your mobile through the server’s IP address. Thus you can browse safely at work or at school. You are also able to access to geo-blocked websites such as Hulu or Netflix.

How to setup the VPN application on iPhone 4/4S?

  1. Go to Settings > General > Network >VPN
  2. Click on Add VPN Configuration
  3. Select L2TP
  4. Fill the VPN configuration, given by your VPN service provider
  5. Type Save
  6. Switch the VPN button by clicking the ON button

Which VPN provider to choose?

  1. Choose a VPN provider with iPhone application, and according to its country server locations (the closest server you are connected to, the fastest speed you will get)
  2. Setup the application
  3. Follow the tutorial above
  4. Enjoy a safe browsing

Top 3 VPN providers for iPhone 4/4S

VPN protocols: PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OPENVPN

Server locations: US + 12 countries

Desktop App: Windows, Mac

Mobile App: iOS, Android

Price: $14.99 (only for ST4RT*vpn users)

Desktop App: Windows, Mac

Mobile App: iOS, Android

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Protocols : PPTP/L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN

Server locations: 38 countries

Price: $11.52

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Server locations: 12 countries

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See our comparison of other VPN providers for iPhone 4/4S

Bottom line

Using a VPN on iPhone can be very useful to ensure your online privacy and anonymity. It is also a good way to access to blocked contents (such as Hulu, Netflix or Pandora).

Day after day, the security breaches are increasing. Therefore is the Virtual Private Network a necessity. Moreover with the fast growing internet censorship (SOPA, ACTA), this could be a good way to ensure your free browsing.

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