5 Reasons It’s Incredbily Important To Use A VPN On Your IPhone

With all the risk and insecurity associated with browsing the web these days, it’s never been a more ideal time to consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) when browsing the web on your iPhone or iPad.

Why? Well, arguably the biggest reason would be to shield and encrypt your internet connection, masking your online activity — including searches, passwords, login credentials and more — and rendering it untraceable by nefarious actors looking to steal it, or other eavesdropping entities.

In a nutshell, a VPN is all about your personal security, safety and freedom to browse the web without worrying about your information being stolen, or your searches being tracked. But there are other important [and beneficial] reasons why you should be using a VPN, too!

5. VPNs Protect Your Privacy

Sadly, the complexities and loopholes in today’s technological landscape have opened-up somewhat of a ‘Pandora’s box’ of opportunities, which nefarious actors exploit to target and obtain your information.

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Luckily, a good, quality VPN (although it may cost a few dollars per month to use) will allow you to search, broadcast and click-about the web without having to worry about being the target of identity theft or unauthorized surveillance.

4. Use Public Wi-Fi Worry-FREE

Among the most universally-appreciated of modern luxuries is that public-accessible Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere nowadays — from Starbucks to McDonalds, to your local Health Clinic, Hospital, School, Library and elsewhere — although the risks of using these public Wi-Fi networks cannot be underscored.

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If you travel often or frequent your neighborhood Café, then you’ll be happy to know that flipping-on a VPN (after logging into a public Wi-Fi network) will fully encrypt and hide your search and download activity — which could otherwise be accessible to anyone. 

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3. Bypass Network Restrictions, ‘Acceptable Use’ Policies

If you’ve ever accessed public Wi-Fi at work, school or other large institution, then you’ve likely been prompted with a “Please accept the terms of use…” dialog box when first establishing the connection.

Of course, institutions often set their own standards of “acceptable web practices” — which often prohibit users from carrying-out specific activities, like downloading movies or checking their Facebook — lest they feel the fury of retribution.

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While we neither encourage nor condone willfully breaching “acceptable web practices,” it’s certainly worth noting that a VPN will allow you to bypass these restrictions — and access otherwise restricted websites and geo-restricted content — all while “scrambling” (shielding) your search and download activity from network administrators.

2. VOIP Call in Privacy 

Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calling has exploded in popularity, offering consumers a more cost-effective, customizable and comprehensive means of communicating with friends, family and colleagues via audio or video over their existing internet connection.

But amid recent concerns of unauthorized spying, surveillance and security breaches (including a major episode affecting Skype users) — your chance of being snooped or otherwise monitored during a VOIP call is, unfortunately, now greater than zero.

A VPN, however, will allow those who frequently use VOIP services like Skype, or other online platforms, to carry-out their conversations without concern of potentially being spied on.

1. Search with Total Freedom

Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo are not only designed to chronicle your every move while browsing the web, but they’ve also been found to use your search criteria to better tailor the advertisements you see online, to your interests.

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Perhaps that’s not a huge deal to you, personally — maybe you even enjoy being presented with ads for products and services you might actually use — but it’s obvious not everyone is going to want that level of exposure. Luckily, a VPN will allow you to search the web worry-free, masking your IP address from Google so you can search-away in secrecy.

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