ProtonVPN, the VPN offering from ProtonMail, has finally arrived as a beta for iOS devices before a general public release. Those looking to test the beta must be signed up with a Plus or Visionary account, the decision to restrict the beta to these users was made for capacity reasons, the firm hopes the measure will mean it only receives feedback from the “most active” groups of ProtonVPN users.
If you’re a Plus or Visionary user and would like to use the beta, you’ll have to follow these instructions. First, head over the the ProtonVPN dashboard and register the email linked to your Apple ID, the sooner you register, the better, as spaces are limited. Secondly, download and install the TestFlight app. ProtonVPN will then email instructions to the email address linked to the Apple ID where you’ll get an invite code to join the beta. Once accepted, you can begin testing as soon as it’s available on TestFlight.
In its announcement, it said that ProtonVPN offers more advantages over other OpenVPN apps, these include a newer IKEv2 protocol for higher performance, quick connections to any location with a single tap, custom profiles that are easy to set up, a VPN kill switch, automatic detection of new servers, and automatic server status updates.
The firm stated that it doesn’t have a time frame for the public iOS release but that it will release it when it feels like it’s ready. If you test out the beta on iOS, be sure to email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.