ExpressVPN iOS users enjoy a military grade AES 256-bit encryption that can easily be implemented on all iOS devices simultaneously. ExpressVPN does not log user activity on iOS (or other devices for that matter), which means that those who are using the VPN have the comfort of knowing that their data, as well as their Internet activity, is entirely private. ExpressVPN’s native app for iOSid is easy to install and does not require any configuration (like some VPNs, which require that use the OpenVPN app). It is important to note that you cannot just install it from the App Store; you must first sign up for an account on their website.
Whether you're using the ExpressVPN app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, the recommended location feature will ensure you always get the best connection available. Alternatively, you can flag your preferred server locations and access them with ease anytime you need.
They claim to be the fastest VPN around, and while I am normally cynical about such claims, I honestly can say this was the fastest VPN I have tried. Their special feature, “VPN Speed Test,” lets users check how fast their VPN server is working so that they can chop and change the location that is fastest for them.
They also have a plethora of servers - 1000+ in 145 locations across 94 countries, not that we're counting - and that’s nothing to scoff at. To boot, included with the price of their VPN service is SmartDNS, which gives you access to their MediaStreamer. This enables you to watch Netflix on virtually any platform that you may have so that you aren’t limited to watching your favorite Netflix documentary series on your computer.
We also have to appreciate the number of native apps available, which includes the usual suspects: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, as well as Linux. They even have an app for Blackberry (albeit only for two models), as well as a router app so that you can protect your entire home with one subscription, something only a few VPN providers have. Express also has a wide range of protocols available, depending on your privacy vs. speed requirements.
The whole thing is fairly easy to navigate. ExpressVPN is a little more grown up looking than others, and it does take users through the step-by-step rationale of why VPN’s exist and how they can help us.
Their website has a blog, which can be helpful in demystifying some of those techy traps. However, if you haven’t the patience for all that, you can hit the support button, which directs you to three options for getting in touch with their crew: contact form, live chat, or direct email. I found this to be a truly excellent support system.
ExpressVPN's ultra-informative site
ExpressVPN is serious about anonymity, so doesn’t log any sort of traffic data or DNS queries. Their basic subscription offer allows the setup of three devices of any type. And they allow P2P on all of their servers, somewhat of a rarity.
Although ExpressVPN is a tad more expensive than the others, it makes some serious promises that seem to be their honest word so far. Those include unlimited bandwidth and speed, unlimited servers, and round the clock customer support.
ExpressVPN has a special, only available here
. Right now, if you purchase an annual package, they will give you three extra months for free. That’s $6.50/month for one of our top rated VPNs.