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How to Get IPVanish for Free

Simon Migliano
Simon MiglianoUpdated

IPVanish is the go-to VPN for torrenting and Kodi. Top quality comes at a price - but does it have to? IPVanish may be a little more expensive than most, but there’s a way to get it for free. Read on to find out how.

IPVanish Logo

If you’re an iOS user you’re in luck. IPVanish offers a seven-day free trial for its iOS app, meaning that you can try out the full service without committing to a subscription.

You can try out IPVanish on other devices, too, by taking advantage of IPVanish’s seven-day money-back guarantee. You do have to part with your money, but it’ll only be temporary if you decide not to continue with the service after the week is up.

Read on to find out how to get IPVanish for free, starting with the IPVanish iOS app.

How to Get IPVanish for Free on iOS

  1. Head to the IPVanish website and find the link to its iOS app in the App Store under the ‘Apps’ tab. Alternatively, open the iOS App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for ‘IPVanish’.


  2. Screenshot of IPVanish iOS Download Page

  3. Download the IPVanish iOS app and create an account from within the app when installation is complete. All you need to create an IPVanish account is an email address and a password – no additional payment info is required.


  4. Screenshot of IPVanish iOS App Login

  5. Enjoy your fully-featured IPVanish iOS app for seven days – just remember to cancel the subscription from within your iTunes account before the week is up or you’ll be automatically charged for a paid plan.

How to Get IPVanish for Free on All Other Devices

If you don’t own an iPhone or iPad then IPVanish offers a no-questions-asked seven-day money-back guarantee in place of a free trial.

It works across all devices, which is great as you can use IPVanish on up to 10 devices at one time.

  1. Visit the Pricing page on the IPVanish website and choose any plan – all of them come with the same guarantee.


  2. Choose your payment method and enter your details to create an IPVanish account. You’ll receive an activation email to confirm your email address.


  3. IPVanish Payment Methods Screenshot

  4. Download the app for your device from the Apps tab on the IPVanish website.


  5. Screenshot of IPVanish Downloads Page

  6. Install IPVanish, log in, and test it out for seven days risk-free.


  7. IPVanish MacOS App Screenshot

  8. If you decide not to stick with IPVanish, make sure to cancel your subscription before the week is over from within the Control Panel on the website.

    Just log in on the My Account page, click on ‘Subscription’ and then ‘I wish to cancel my subscription’.



  9. Screenshot of IPVanish Control Panel

  10. You’ll be taken to another page that asks you to confirm the cancellation. Scroll right down to the bottom of the page and click ‘I Still Want to Cancel’.
  11. Screenshot of IPVanish Confirm Cancellation Page

    The IPVanish refund is automated and processed within 10 business days – there’s no need to email or talk to a support agent, and no need to come up with a reason as to why you want to cancel.

How to Get an IPVanish Discount Coupon

It’s not quite the same as getting it for free, but IPVanish offers a selection of coupons on its website to help you get the paid version for as cheap as possible.

If you’ve decided that you’re going to pay for a VPN (which we fully recommend you do) then there’s no sense in spending more than you need to – here’s how to get an IPVanish discount coupon that’s guaranteed to work.

  1. Browse to the Coupons section of the IPVanish website (or just click that link).
    IPVanish discount coupon screen
  2. Find the duration of IPVanish subscription that works for you – the longer the subscription the cheaper IPVanish gets.
  3. Simply click the big ‘Save Now’ button and you’ll be taken through to the IPVanish account creation screen, with your chosen discount applied. Don’t worry, if you decide IPVanish isn’t for you then you’re still entitled to your no-questions-asked refund within seven days, even if you’ve used a coupon.

Is IPVanish Any Good?

In a word: yes, IPVanish is very good.

Of the 78 VPNs we’ve reviewed over the years IPVanish is one of the absolute best.

First, and most importantly of all, IPVanish is extremely safe to use.

IPVanish employs the highest standards of cybersecurity to protect your traffic and devices, and backs it up with a strict zero-logs policy – nothing you do online is tracked or stored.

It’s fast too – IPVanish consistently clocks some of the highest speeds of all the VPNs we test.

It’s fairly expensive (after all, that’s probably why you’re on this page) but we fully believe that IPVanish is worth the money.

If you want to find out more you can click the link to read our full IPVanish review.

Who Owns IPVanish?

j2Global logo

IPVanish was first released in 2012 by HighWinds Network Group, an IP services company based in Florida, US.

In early 2017 HighWinds Network Group was acquired by StackPath, another American company with a large portfolio of web-based softwares and companies.

Finally, in mid-2019 StackPath sold IPVanish (and another one of its VPNs, Encrypt.me) to J2Global, an enormous, publicly listed technology company.

With such a clear and open corporate history, there aren’t many secrets to unearth about IPVanish – it’s a legitimate company with a transparent structure and accountable ownership.

Is IPVanish Good for Firestick?

Screenshot of IPVanish homescreen on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Our impartial experts have found IPVanish to be the best VPN for Amazon Fire TV Stick.

We love IPVanish’s bespoke Fire TV Stick VPN app, which makes protecting your device simple – it’s nowhere near as frustrating as some of the competition.

It’s not just a pretty face, though. IPVanish works brilliantly on the Fire TV Stick as it unlocks Netflix, has unrestricted P2P to deliver the best Kodi experience possible, and its super-fast download and upload speeds mean you’ll be watching in buffer-free Full HD.

You can visit the IPVanish page on the Amazon Appstore or search for IPVanish directly on your Amazon Fire TV device to begin downloading.

If you’re looking to shop around before making your final choice, we’ve compiled lists for the five best VPNs for Amazon Fire TV Stick and the best free VPNs for Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Does IPVanish Work with Netflix?

Yes, IPVanish works with Netflix.

In our testing we’ve found that most of IPVanish’s US servers work to unlock US Netflix, even if they can occasionally take a little while to load.

TV and film fanatics beware, though – IPVanish is far from the best VPN for streaming.

While IPVanish does a good job with Netflix, it’s been a long time since we last found it to be working with BBC iPlayer. The same goes for a number of other popular streaming services, plus Netflix libraries outside of America.

If you want a VPN that you can rely on for all your favorite streaming sites then check out the best VPNs for streaming.

About the Author


  • Simon Migliano Head of Research at Top10VPN

    Simon Migliano

    Simon leads our investigations into VPN safety and internet freedom research. His work has been featured on the BBC, CNet, Wired and The Financial Times. Read full bio