The most reliable VPN apps for free are those that don’t try to force you to upgrade through adding limits and restrictions. Proton VPN Free, for instance, is at top of my list, because it offers an excellent combination of features power, speed and app quality without limiting data usage or display ads. The dedicated geoblocking team makes it one of only free options that are able to reliably remove Netflix or BBC iPlayer. It also retains core privacy features such as WireGuard and content blocking, unlike many other free options.

TunnelBear is another top free VPN application. It has beginner-friendly features and is able to maintain a good speed while allowing 2GB of data per month. But its data collection policy is alarming, as it records data about region codes, browsing activities as well as other data that could lead to online tracking. Psiphon, another popular option, logs more worrying information such as timestamped browsing activities and device information and shares user data to commercial partners.

CyberGhost is a good free alternative. It is a simple app and navigation. The « Best Server Location » feature will automatically choose the fastest connection for you, or you can choose a specific country. Its security features are amazing and include complete leak protection, RAM only servers, and perfect front-to-back security. It also comes with a no-logs audited security policy and a robust tracker blocker. It only supports one device at a given time.