Opera adds free VPN to Opera for iOS, becomes the first major browser to bring coverage to all platforms
We’re thrilled to announce the extension of our free VPN service to Opera Browser for iOS. With the latest addition, Opera has become the first web browser to offer a free, built-in VPN across all major platforms: Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and now iOS – so no matter what you’re using, we’ve got you covered. Now available in early access, the VPN’s full rollout will be coming in the next few weeks.
We know that doing, well, almost anything online has become increasingly risky in recent times. Whether you’re at home or logged into a public network, your web traffic and browsing history is accessible, and vulnerable. Hackers and data thieves can intercept your sensitive information – including passwords, credit card numbers, and personal details – as it travels through unsecured networks or while stored on your device. Even your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) can track and monitor your online activity, compromising your privacy.
That’s why VPNs have become such an essential feature of life online – they keep your identity secure and your activity private, so you can peruse the web safely, with your personal information safe from prying eyes.
But Opera is here to save the day, as the first browser company out there to offer a built-in VPN, free, on every platform. It could hardly be simpler, too: you don’t need a subscription, you don’t have to log in, and there are no additional extensions. All you need to do is just to hit a switch in the main menu to browse in peace, since the Opera browser makes sure that VPN traffic is encrypted and your IP address is private.
It’s also a no-log service, which means we don’t collect any personal data or information related to your browsing history or originating network address. Your anonymity ensured, you have safe and speedy access to virtual locations around the world.
So now, that indispensable feature comes to Opera Browser for iOS, our award-winning browser that is enjoyed by millions worldwide. It’s aesthetically beautiful, featuring a stunning interface that has chalked up multiple design awards. Additionally, it offers an unparalleled user experience particularly for active people who are always on the go. The Fast Action Button, for example, puts all the navigation tools you need right within a thumb’s reach. You can also keep photos, articles, recipes, travel ideas, and links with you at all times with My Flow, which allows for seamless and secure file sharing between phones, tablets, and computers. And if you’re a fan of cryptocurrency or NFTs, a native Crypto Wallet lets you keep track of your digital assets at all times.
So it has plenty of bells and whistles, but at its core, the Opera Browser for iOS offers unparalleled speed and security. It features, for example, a built-in ad blocker – speeding up the loading process as well as shielding users from unwanted advertisements – as well as the Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which blocks third party tracking cookies and cookie dialogue. Furthermore, the browser additionally features Opera’s Cryptojacking Protection, which will keep you safe from having your device’s resources hijacked for crypto mining. The free VPN service will now complete the package, affording you peace of mind as you surf the internet.
But come on – who doesn’t love bells and whistles?! So we have two more updates for you that will make Opera for iOS even better. First, a Bookmarks feature will allow you to better organize your life online; coupled with Speed Dial you’ll have immediate access to what matters most to you. And if that’s football, then even better news! A new Live Scores feature is set to land on the browser’s homepage. A scoreboard will display the day’s matches – whether they are upcoming, in progress, or the final whistle has already gone – so Live Scores will help make sure that you’re always on top of all the action, worldwide.
To start using the free VPN, download Opera Browser for iOS and turn the VPN on in the app. The full rollout will be completed within the coming weeks, so if the VPN isn’t available for you yet, it will be soon. More information is available on the official website.