How to Use a VPN on Your iPhone and Why You Should
When you're doing anything on your mobile device that uses the internet (and what doesn't involve using the internet nowadays?), then you're connecting to a WiFi router that may or may not be secure.
...you should always use a VPN on your iPhone for your security.
Luckily, Apple's new iOS for the iPhone has a built-in option for third-party VPN developers, like NordVPN, to access the VPN settings of your iPhone. This makes it very easy to turn on and turn off the VPN in iOS. We'll show you the easy way to get this all set up and running!
Skip ahead if you're just looking to turn on and use a VPN on your iPhone.
When should I use a VPN on my iPhone?
Unless you know for sure that your WiFi connection is secure, then you should always use a VPN on your iPhone for your security. And even if you're connection is secure, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) definitely tracks everything you do on the internet, including browsing history and download history. They can easily sell that data to a third party or the government.
Also, if you're wanting to stream an overseas show or watch US Netflix with a VPN, then you'll need to make sure you have a good one installed and active.
What is a VPN exactly?
A VPN or virtual private network creates what's known as a VPN tunnel. This acts as a kind of encrypted shield, rerouting the encrypted data through one of the VPN servers. So, for example, if you use NordVPN when browsing via your iPhone, it's nearly impossible for a hacker or anyone to see your internet activity and data. Even your ISP (internet service provider) will not be able to track your downloads or sell your browsing data.
Your IP address will become masked and with a service like NordVPN, you'll be given a dedicated IP address so you don't get bogged down by Captcha authentication.
Will it block calls?
No. A VPN will not affect or block calls/callers. If you want to do that, then we have guides on blocking numbers on an iPhone and blocking callers.
Note: We have a separate guide for installing a VPN on Android.