Opera's free unlimited VPN app for iOS lets you surf the web anonymously

Opera has launched a free VPN app on iOS that lets you browse the web anonymously from your iPhone and iPad. The app offers unlimited access to Opera's VPN service, with five countries available to choose from at launch: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and The Netherlands.

A VPN not only comes in handy for bypassing content restrictions, but it also offers a way to ensure your anonymity online. From Chris Houston, President of Surfeasy, Opera's VPN division:

Every day, millions of people, from students to working people, find that social ­media sites like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook are blocked when they surf on their campus or workplace Wi­Fi. The same goes for video­ streaming sites. With the new Opera VPN app, we help people to break down the barriers of the web and enjoy the internet like it should be.

Opera's VPN app also blocks all ad tracking cookies, which means that you won't be inundated by ads to buy the Nike Air Max 2016 on every single website you visit. The app is now available for the iPhone and iPad, and can be downloaded from the link below. Opera also offers the VPN service on its desktop browser, although the feature is limited to the dev build.

We test and review VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:

1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service).

2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad.

We do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.

Harish Jonnalagadda

The clumsiest man in tech.