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IPVanish Android App

November 3, 2016

The reason for the great popularity of IPVanish lies in the high level of security and anonymity it offers to its users, as well as the multitude of useful features embedded in its apps. The outstanding usability and excellent performance of this VPN allow both first-time users and those who are tech savvy to make the most of the software and its mobile version. We have decided to take the IPVanish Android app for a test drive and find out whether it lives up to the company’s reputation. Here are the results.


App Design

When we first ran the IPVanish Android app, we thought the dark color scheme was a strange choice, but it turned out to be surprisingly pleasant. It also allows the brightly colored buttons, features, and text information to stand out, which makes it quite a clever solution.

With many features at your disposal, it makes sense that the designers opted for a sleek and clean look, without any unnecessary distractions. The highlighted main options allow for easier navigation and let even the most inexperienced users find just what they need in seconds.

IPVanish Android app

Ease Of Use

In a tap or two, you can connect or disconnect the VPN, switch between servers, and make all kinds of customizations. You also get basic information about your connection, such as your current IP address, the duration of your connection, upload and download speed, and the amount of data uploaded and downloaded.

You can choose the server you wish to connect to or allow the app to automatically choose the fastest server based on ping and location. All other options are just as easy to use, including auto-connect to the last or the fastest server, auto-start at startup, and switching between TCP and UDP protocols, as well as the Scramble option that prevents traffic sensors from blocking your VPN connection. Additionally, you can contact customer support and set the app so it automatically reconnects and regularly changes the IP address.

The IPVanish Android app gives you plenty of options, making the configuration and customization as easy as possible. You can make the most out of your VPN without any previous knowledge.

Performance

We tested the speeds when connected to the automatically chosen server, the nearest server, and the most distant server. Although the speeds varied, they were better than expected in every scenario. You can browse, stream, and download without any problems and the upload speeds are rather good as well.

The app is stable and reliable. The high number of servers in over 60 countries worldwide has you covered wherever you may go. The IPVanish Android app does just what it is supposed to do – it allows you to use it without having to think about it, providing a high level of security and anonymity with great speeds, no leaks, and excellent performance.

Subscription

IPVanish only offers multi-device subscriptions and you can choose whether you want to subscribe for a month for $10, three months for $26.99 ($8.99 per month) or purchase an annual subscription for $77.99 ($6.49 per month). You also get a 7-day money back guarantee. The company lets you pay with BitCoin, which – together with their strict zero logging policy – brings you complete anonymity.

IPVanish subscriptions

Pros

We like how the IPVanish Android app gives you full control over the VPN while not expecting you to be familiar with the intricate workings of VPN technology. It allows P2P sharing, boasts great speeds, and packs a bunch of useful features. It also comes equipped with NAT firewall, which protects you from hackers and all sorts of malware. The battery draining is minimal as the app stays on standby after your screen is turned off. This is very good news, as VPN apps tend to drain the battery rather quickly. On top of that, it provides you with the maximum level of anonymity, unlimited bandwidth, and extreme convenience.

Cons

The service is a bit on the pricey side. However, it is worth it, especially if you are looking for great speed and unlimited downloads. There is no free version, so you only get 7 days to test the app and see whether it works for you. If you are not satisfied, you can get a refund within 7 days of purchase.

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