In this tutorial, we show you how to set up TunnelBear for your Android device on 8.1+ or newer. TunnelBear is compatible with most Android phones and tablets.
Download the TunnelBear app
First, you have to download the TunnelBear app from the Google Play Store.
Open the Play Store by tapping the Play Store icon on your Android.
Search for TunnelBear.
To download the TunnelBear app, tap the Install button in the top right.
To open the TunnelBear app when it’s finished downloading, tap the Open button.
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 Verify Your Email.
Log In with an Existing Account
If you have already signed up, tap “Log in" under "Have an account?"
Enter the account email and password you used at signup.
Verify Your Email
After creating your account, check your email for a verification from TunnelBear and tap “Verify my account”. If you already have a verified account, you can skip to Get Connected.
In the TunnelBear app, tap “Get tunneling” to bring you to the map.
To access the countries list, tap the country bar arrow in the bottom of the screen.
Select the country you would like to connect through.
You need to select “OK” when TunnelBear asks for permission to add VPN configurations.
Note: TunnelBear doesn't actually monitor your network traffic. This message is a standard warning from Android letting you know VPNs might monitor your network traffic, but TunnelBear will NEVER do this. For more information about why you can trust TunnelBear, visit this help article.
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.