#4: Torguard (Best “Compact” iPhone VPN)
TorGuard is known as one of the best VPN services for the iPhone. The app takes up only 5.3MB of space and needs less CPU, making it one of the most compact VPN services available for iOS.
The US-based VPN service offers over 3,000 server locations in 55+ countries, supports torrenting, and features a kill-switch. While some users may have difficulty getting used to the interface, many customers note that TorGuard offers OK connection speeds and love the fact that there are no traffic logs (therefore they have more privacy).
Users tend to like how easy TorGuard is to use on their mobile devices − and how secure they feel when using it.
TorGuard has similar pricing to its competitors, with a month-to-month plan and the option of paying 1 year in advance.
The 1-year package runs around $59.99, or $4.99/month depending on the discount they are currently offering. This is most likely the best value for TorGuard.
An unlikable trait is their location. Florida is based in the U.S and therefore is included in the 14 eyes jurisdiction. Also, their e-mail support was unresponsive during the “response time” tests.
|☑ No-logs policy||☒ No double hop||⚠ Cooperative with 5 eyes jurisdiction|
|☑ Light software size||☒ Netflix doesn’t work in many servers|
|☑ 5 Simultaneous connections||☒ Incompatible with routers|
|☑ No logging||☒ Unresponsive customer support|
The Bottom Line: It’s All About Your Needs
Finding the best VPN service for your needs is all about you.
If all you’re looking for is a simple screen so that you can browse streaming services more freely, a free and basic VPN tool may do the trick.
Some users will need more complexity in the VPN. Advanced users may look for specific encryption, a VPN kill switch, or zero bandwidth capping for P2P file sharing.
Some beginner users will be looking for the easiest to use (and cheapest!) VPN service out there. Others may want a free trial, a monthly payment plan instead of a lifetime license, or a 100% refund guarantee. Some VPN features to look for include:
- Safety features and no DNS leaks
- Top-notch customer support
- A proven speed test for the VPN in action
- A straightforward UX for use with streaming services
- Compatibility with mobile devices
- Low-cost or high performing VPN services.
All of these are factors that may impact what the best VPN service is for you…
The bottom line is that a VPN can either create a private browsing tunnel or let you browse sites otherwise not available in your geographic location.
Take your time doing your research, reading through our in-depth reviews and capabilities of each of the top VPN services outlined above to make the best decision.