In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up TunnelBear for iPhones and iPads running iOS 12 or newer.
Download the TunnelBear app
First, you'll have to download the TunnelBear app from the App Store. Open the App Store by tapping the App Store icon on your iPhone/iPad.
Search for TunnelBear.
Tap the install/download button in the top right to download the TunnelBear app.
Tap the TunnelBear app when it’s finished downloading.
Create a TunnelBear Account
Tap “Create a Free Account” if you haven’t already signed up for TunnelBear.
Enter your email address and create a strong password. Then, skip to Install the VPN Profile.
Log In with an Existing Account
Tap “I Already Have an Account” if you've already signed up.
Enter the account email and password you used at signup.
Install the VPN Profile
Tap “Accept and Continue” to open the permission window for TunnelBear to add a VPN profile.
TunnelBear will not work properly unless you tap “Allow” when TunnelBear asks for permission to add VPN configurations.
Note: This is a standard warning from iOS since VPNs have the ability to monitor your activity. TunnelBear will NEVER do this. For more information on why you can trust TunnelBear, visit this help article.
Enter your device passcode to verify the new settings.
Verify Your Email
If you just signed up, check your email for a verification from TunnelBear and tap “Verify my account”. If you already have an account, you can skip to Get Connected.
In the TunnelBear app, tap, “Yes, verified” to bring you to the map.
Tap country bar arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen to access the countries list.
Tap the country you'd like to connect through.
You’re all set and ready to tunnel.
Your Bear is excited to help keep your internet connection secure, but if you have any questions about TunnelBear, our friendly Support Bears are always available.