Today it’s more important than ever to keep your connection as private as you can. Not only when you’re using your laptop, but also when you are on your phone.
Public Wi-Fi connections and browsing suspicious websites are the main causes of unwanted intrusions, data theft, and malicious software creeping into your phone. You can also be easily tracked and overloaded by advertisements.
To prevent this, you should get a VPN for your phone. In this article, we will list the best VPNs for Samsung phones (and Android phones in general) that will keep your connection private.
TunnelBear has the highest Google Play rating out of all VPNs. It’s flexible, freemium, and reliable.
Once you download it, you’ll automatically see an extremely cute user-friendly interface. As long as you keep it on, TunnelBear will mask your IP address and preserve your online privacy. This way, your browsing will be safe from intruders, advertisers, and internet service providers (ISPs).
The app functions in a simple way – it will make your web browsing and data unreadable, not allowing advertisers or ISPs to track you. On the other hand, you may gain access to certain websites and content that would otherwise be available from your location.
To use the app, you just have to launch it and click the ‘On’ switch. You can pick a server from more than 22 countries around the world and your browsing remains encrypted until you turn it off.
With the free version, you get a monthly bandwidth of 500MB, which can be enough for occasional untracked browsing. You can also post about the app on Twitter for an additional 1GB. If you need more, you have to pay up. However, for a free VPN, TunnelBear offers top-notch service.
NordVPN is a VPN with probably the highest reputation among all contenders. It’s quick, reliable, and extremely large. Also, besides your Samsung phone (or any Android phone for that matter), it’s also compatible with Android TV. This means that you can stream some content that would otherwise be unavailable in your country directly to your Android TV.
The VPN offers encryption of the highest level and prevents any data leaks or unwanted intruders. With one tap, it will completely hide your IP address and connect you to one of its virtual servers around the world. You can pick a server (currently more than 5500) from any of the 60 available countries.
Besides hiding your IP, NordVPN will also keep your phone safe from malicious data – you’ll remain protected from spyware, malware, and other data theft. All of this with a stable and fast connection at all times.
You can start a 7-day free trial of the app right away, and the company offers a 30-day refund if you don’t like the features. However, considering the great reputation and many successful years in the business, you are probably going to love it.
Surfshark is a new face on the VPN scene, but it’s already grabbed some positive attention. It’s cheap and reliable and its servers are getting better and faster as it expands.
The app uses strong and safe VPN protocols that will mask your IP address with ease. It will keep the ads and trackers away, as well as stop all spyware and phishing attempts. It also utilizes private DNS to ensure there are no data leaks.
Due to its cheap cost and no limits, this VPN is best for online streaming and hiding your IP while browsing sensitive content. The servers around the world enable you to access content without location restrictions.
You may also connect any number of devices to this VPN with the same subscription, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
ExpressVPN is another big shot on the VPN scene. With over 3000 servers in 94 countries, it has a monumental worldwide presence and you can be sure that you’ll always have a stable and fast connection, wherever you are.
The Android version of the VPN is extremely flexible, as it even works with older Samsung models that are running the Jelly Bean versions of the operating system. It also functions smoothly on recent versions such as Oreo and Android Pie.
When it comes to features, this app offers all the traits of a reliable VPN. It hides your IP address, encrypts your browsing data, and doesn’t keep any logs – your privacy will be completely safe. You can also access any content from anywhere in the world.
There’s also a ‘Split Tunneling’ feature that enables you to choose which apps will trigger the VPN and which apps are safe running without it.
ExpressVPN has a hefty price, but it comes with the name and reliability. You can also opt for a 7-day free trial to test out this VPN giant before you decide.
All the aforementioned VPNs have their own upsides and downsides, but the most important part is that they run smoothly on Samsung phones. Additionally, they will work well on most other phones that run on Android operating system.
There are also many other VPNs online that we haven’t mentioned, but we would like to leave that to you. Are there any VPNs for Samsung mobiles that you would add to this list? What makes them so good? Share your picks in the comments below.