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IVPN Review

Callum Tennent oversees how we test and review VPN services. He's a member of the IAPP, and his VPN advice has featured in Forbes and the Internet Society.

Fact-checked by Simon MiglianoAdditional Testing by Alyx Morley

Our Verdict

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN service’s Overall Rating by combining the ratings of several testing categories. Each category is weighted as follows:

  • Privacy & Logging Policy: 20%
  • Speed: 20%
  • Security & Technical Features: 15%
  • Streaming: 15%
  • Ease of Use: 10%
  • Torrenting: 5%
  • Server Locations: 5%
  • Bypassing Web Censorship: 5%
  • Customer Support: 5%

Learn more by reading our VPN testing and review methodology.

IVPN is a safe VPN well-suited for privacy-focused users. It has a genuine no-logs privacy policy, regular independent audits, accepts anonymous cash payments, and doesn't even require your email address for signup. It's also fast, but doesn't unblock many streaming platforms.

Ranked #23 out of 65 VPNs

IVPN Category Ratings

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  • 7.3/10
  • 5.0/10
  • 7.1/10
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  • 4.0/10

IVPN Pros & Cons

  • Transparent no-logs policy
  • Very fast local speeds
  • Apps are open-source & audited
  • Many extra security features
  • Easy-to-use apps for most devices
  • Helpful live chat & great resources

  • Small number of servers & IP addresses
  • Won't work with many streaming services
  • No Fire TV Stick app
  • No VPN browser extensions
  • Removing port forwarding
  • Multi-hop costs extra

Why Trust Us?

We’re fully independent and have been reviewing VPNs since 2016. Our ratings are based on our own testing results and are unaffected by financial incentives. Learn who we are and how we test VPNs.

IVPN is a premium, no-logs VPN service that puts privacy and security first. It’s a great choice if you want to stay anonymous online, and it works well with US Netflix. You can register anonymously — no email required — and you can pay using Cash, Monero, or Bitcoin for better anonymity.

Not only does IVPN offer private DNS servers, it also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. It has a kill switch on Windows, macOS, and Android.

IVPN has regular annual audits with Cure53, a well-trusted and respected cybersecurity testing firm. In 2024, Cure53 only found two low level vulnerabilities, which have been resolved.

The VPN service does not offer 24/7 live chat support. But, it does have an extensive knowledge base of online tutorials and a ticket system with prompt responses from customer agents.

It offers two subscription plans. With a Standard subscription, you can use all the WireGuard and OpenVPN, have IVPN on two devices and use its anti-tracker. On the Pro plan, you can use all the features above on an additional five devices and multi-hop.

IVPN Key Data

Data CapUnlimited
Download Speed94Mbps
Logging PolicyNo Logs
Data LeaksNo
JurisdictionGibraltar (Privacy Haven)
IP Addresses225+
Countries with Servers29
US NetflixYes
Simultaneous Connections7
Works In ChinaNo
SupportLive Chat
Cheapest Price$3.89/mo over 36 Months
Money-Back Guarantee30-day Money-Back Guarantee
Official WebsiteIVPN.net

Privacy & Logging Policy

No-logs Service Headquartered in Gibraltar

How is this calculated?

We analyze and dissect the VPN service’s logging and privacy policy. A VPN should never log and store:

  • Your real IP address
  • Connection timestamps
  • DNS requests

Headquarters outside of 14 Eyes or EU jurisdictions are also preferable.

IVPN is one of the most private VPNs on the market. Its no-logs policy has been audited by third-parties. It goes the extra mile to ensure your privacy by accepting cash payments and even letting you sign up for an account without an email address. The service is also incorporated in Gibraltar, outside any data-sharing alliance. Overall, IVPN is a transparent VPN that can be trusted with your data.

Ranked #10 out of 65 VPNs for Privacy & Logging Policy

Data TypeLogged by IVPN
Account InformationNo
Browsing ActivityNo
Date of Last ConnectionNo
Device InformationNo
DNS QueriesNo
Individual Bandwidth UsageNo
Individual Connection TimestampsNo
Number of Simultaneous ConnectionsNo
Originating IP AddressNo
VPN Server IPNo
VPN Server LocationNo

You can read IVPN’s full privacy policy on its website.

IVPN is a small but transparent VPN company, operated by IVPN Limited, which is incorporated in Gibraltar. Gibraltar is technically a ‘British Overseas Territory’, but in reality is not subordinate to the UK, which is a good thing.

Screenshot of IVPN's website, showing the founder, software developer, and leader of the customer service department.

IVPN’s website introduces IVPN’s CEO, leader of the software development team, and leader of customer service.

According to IVPN’s website, the company’s team consists of 11 individuals from seven countries around the world. For example, its CEO, Nick Pestell, is based in Berlin, Germany. IVPN’s employees are easy to find on LinkedIn, which even shows where they are based.

IVPN’s manifesto can be found on its website and advocates for “a future free from surveillance.”

“For a human-centred internet, for the thriving of democracy, and for a future free from surveillance.”

IVPN has even created an Ethics Guidelines to communicate the company’s values. It commits to:

  • No personal information
  • No trackers
  • No third-party tools
  • No secrets
  • No false promises
  • Openness and accountability

Logging Policy

After analyzing its privacy and logging policy, we are confident that IVPN is a true no logs VPN.

IVPN does specify that it will comply with authorities if requested. But, even if its servers were seized by authorities, nothing would be found on them.

The integrity of this logging policy was even verified in 2019 by Cure53, a respected security auditing firm.


Fast Local and International Speeds

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN’s speed rating using our download speeds, upload speeds, and ping (latency) measurements.

We regularly test the VPN’s local and international speeds using a dedicated 100Mbps internet connection in New York, USA.

Our 2024 speed tests show IVPN is extremely fast on nearby and distant servers. We recorded impressive speeds up to 94Mbps on our 100Mbps baseline internet connection. IVPN's international speeds are equally brilliant, with an average speed loss of just 14%. This makes IVPN fast enough for streaming, gaming, and casual browsing.

Ranked #28 out of 65 VPNs for Speed

We assessed the impact that IVPN has on our normal 100Mbps internet speed by connecting to servers in six continents. Here are the results:

As the data shows, connecting to a nearby server has very little impact on your download speeds. We recorded just a 6% speed loss to 94Mbps when connected to a local server in New York.

Going even further, IVPN maintained fast speeds up to 92Mbps when connecting to the West Coast and Brazil.

We saw around 17% speed loss when connecting to servers in Africa and Asia, which is slightly below average, but still nonetheless decent.

In the chart below, view how IVPN’s download speeds compares to other top VPNs:

Bar chart comparing top local and average international speeds between four popular VPNs: Hotspot Shield, ExpressVPN, IVPN, and Mullvad. Their speeds descend in that order.

Low Latency Ideal For Online Gaming

In our 2024 speed tests, we found IVPN has the third-lowest local ping times out of all 65 VPNs we’ve reviewed.

At just 5ms on a local connection, it has lower latency than other high-quality VPNs like NordVPN and PIA.

IVPN is a great option if you want to play fast-paced games like CS:GO and PUBG on a stable VPN connection.


Poor VPN for Streaming

How is this calculated?

This rating is calculated by how many different streaming services and regional content libraries the VPN can unblock, and how consistently it can access them.

We test access to Netflix, Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and many more platforms on a weekly basis.

IVPN is not a good VPN for streaming. In our latest tests, IVPN unblocked US Netflix, but we were unable to stream any other Netflix libraries including the UK, Germany, and Japan. IVPN also failed to unblock any other popular streaming platforms such as BBC iPlayer, Disney+, and Amazon Prime.

Ranked #43 out of 65 VPNs for Streaming

Here’s a list of popular streaming platforms that IVPN currently unblocks:

Streaming PlatformWorks with IVPN
Amazon Prime VideoNo
BBC iPlayerNo
Channel 4No
Hotstar IndiaNo
Netflix USYes

Although it occasionally works with US Netflix, IVPN has stated its service is focused on privacy and not bypassing geo-blocks.

In our tests, the only two servers that worked to unblock US Netflix were Ashburn, VA and Chicago, IL.

Using IVPN, we successfully streamed Ordinary World on US Netflix.

Using IVPN, we successfully streamed Ordinary World on US Netflix.

IVPN has never worked with BBC iPlayer, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

Despite working with US Netflix, we can’t recommend IVPN for streaming and there are better streaming VPNs available.


Strong Torrenting Performance

How is this calculated?

This rating is determined by the VPN’s torrenting speeds, the percentage of servers that allow P2P file sharing, the service’s privacy and trustworthiness, and useful settings like port forwarding.

For speed specifically, we calculate the VPN’s average download bitrate using our bespoke torrenting setup.

IVPN is a very capable VPN for torrenting. It doesn't log user activity, and its VPN kill switch masks your real IP address if the VPN connection drops. It blocks P2P activity on US servers, though, which may reduce your download speed. Additionally, IVPN has recently begun phasing out its port forwarding feature for new and existing customers.

Ranked #16 out of 65 VPNs for Torrenting

Here’s a quick summary of showing how Ivacy performed in our torrenting tests:

Torrenting Attribute Result
Average Download Bitrate 9.2MiB/s
No. of P2P Servers 76
Logging Policy No Logs
Kill Switch Yes
Port Forwarding No

In our P2P tests, we saw minimal drops in speed when torrenting connected to a local server. With no VPN, we downloaded a test file at a rate of 10MiB/s. Connected to a nearby IVPN in the UK, we downloaded the test file at a rate of 9.2MiB/s.

Screenshot of torrenting with IVPN.

We were able to download a torrent file very quickly using IVPN on a UK server.

IVPN is much better for torrenting than it is for streaming. You can torrent privately and freely, with only one exception. The VPN service does not allow P2P traffic on its US servers.

The reason for this is that IVPN says it was receiving a high number of DMCA notices.

As a result, it asks its users to refrain from torrenting files on its US servers. This includes double-hop VPN connections, which use a US exit node.

If you’re based in the United States, you can connect to Canadian servers, but your torrent speeds will be slower.

SOCK5 Proxy Still Available, But Port Forwarding Will Be Phased Out

IVPN offers a SOCKS5 proxy service, which is compatible with all its servers.

But IVPN is gradually removing its port forwarding feature, citing “large scale abuse” after an influx of new customers began using the service.

The VPN service has stated that new users will not be offered port forwarding as port of their Pro plan and existing IVPN Pro customers cannot reserve new ports. All reserved ports will be compeltely removed from IVPN on 30 September 2023.

Server Locations

Small Server Network Covering 29 Countries

How is this calculated?

The key factor for calculating this rating is the global spread and coverage of the VPN’s server network.

We also consider the total number of servers, the number of city-level servers, and the number of IP addresses available.

IVPN has a relatively small server network, despite it spanning a decent number of 29 countries. There are city-level servers to connect to in just 5 nations, which is disappointing. We'd also like to see more servers in South America, Asia, and Africa.

Ranked #31 out of 65 VPNs for Server Locations

Globe with a blue flag
29 Countries
Image of a city landscape
40 Cities
Image of a pink marker
225+ IP Addresses

With IVPN, you can connect to servers in these regions:

Continent Number of Countries
Europe 24
Asia 6
South America 1
North America 2
Africa 1
Oceania 1

IVPN has servers in 29 countries and 40 different cities. Most of their servers are concentrated in Western Europe and North America.

These are some of the VPN service’s city-level server choices:

  • Canada: Montreal, Toronto
  • United Kingdom: London, Manchester
  • United States:Ashburn, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, New Jersey, New York, and more.

We’re pleasantly surprised to see 12 server locations spread across the US.

On the flip side, there’s only one server location in Australia. We expect to see servers on both coasts, so we hope to see servers in Perth added soon. For this reason, Australian readers should consider using NordVPN, instead.

Also, IVPN provides just one server in South America (Brazil), and three servers in East Asia (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong).

A map of the world depicting all of IVPN's VPN servers

A map of IVPN’s VPN servers.

The VPN service offers three to five IP addresses per server. This equals a range of IP addresses between 228 and 380.

The low number of servers, and IP addresses provided, is probably what’s causing IVPN’s slow speeds.

Bypassing Web Censorship

Offers Obfsproxy But Doesn't Work in China

How is this calculated?

We routinely test if the VPN can bypass strict internet restrictions in China using our remote-access server in Shanghai.

Other important factors we consider include obfuscation technologies and the availability of servers in neighboring countries (for faster connections).

IVPN does not bypass the Great Firewall of China, but it does work in other high-censorship countries. The VPN service has Obfsproxy, which drastically slows down internet speeds. It's also only available on the Windows and macOS apps, so it won't work on mobile.

Ranked #37 out of 65 VPNs for Bypassing Web Censorship

In our latest tests, IVPN did not work in China. It failed to even connect to servers in Hong Kong, Japan, and the US. Here’s a video of us testing IVPN in China:

IVPN is unable to bypass Chinese censorship.

However, its obfsproxy tool would still be able to bypass censorship in countries like Russia and Turkey.

To activate IVPN’s obfuscation mode, click on Connection > Use obfsproxy in Settings.

Screenshot of IVPN's Connection Settings, where you can click "Use obfsproxy."

On IVPN you can only use obfsproxy with OpenVPN.

This tool masks your VPN traffic, making it look ‘normal’ to web censors. Sadly, it is not available on iOS or Android.

Security & Technical Features

Good Choice of Protocols & Many Security Features

How is this calculated?

A secure VPN must offer OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols, AES-256 encryption, and a working kill switch.

To calculate this rating, we also factor in additional security settings and features.

IVPN is a secure and trustworthy VPN service. Its apps use safe protocols, such as OpenVPN and WireGuard, and traffic is encrypted using AES-256. The VPN has also open-sourced the code for its apps and commissioned a third-party security audit.

Ranked #32 out of 65 VPNs for Security & Technical Features

ProtocolsAvailable in IVPN
EncryptionAvailable in IVPN
SecurityAvailable in IVPN
Diskless ServersNo
DNS Leak BlockingYes
First-party DNSYes
IPv6 Leak BlockingYes
Supports TCP Port 443Yes
VPN Kill SwitchYes
WebRTC Leak BlockingNo
Advanced FeaturesAvailable in IVPN
Ad BlockerYes
Dedicated IPNo
Double VPNYes
Split TunnelingYes
Static IPNo
Tor over VPN ServerNo
Tracker BlockerNo

All the VPN apps provide a choice of four protocols: OpenVPN, WireGuard, IPSec, and IKEv2. The latter two require some manual configuration, but you’ll be fine just using OpenVPN or WireGuard.

In addition, all VPN connections are secured using the ‘unbreakable’ AES-256 cipher.

Reliable Kill Switch

IVPN’s ‘firewall’ (VPN kill switch) feature is a must-have tool. It blocks all your web traffic in the event of a VPN connection drop. This avoids your true IP address from being exposed. It’s available on Windows, macOS, and Android.

However, after discovering that Apple’s kill switch leaks some traffic to Apple’s servers, IVPN decided to completely remove its iOS kill switch in August 2023.

This incident shows IVPN’s proactive and fast response to security issues, though the VPN service could have also labeled the fault in-app and let users choose whether they trusted Apple or not.

Tracker Blocker Tool

As well as first-party DNS servers, which prevent your IP address from being exposed to third parties, IVPN also provides protection against DNS and IPv6 leaks. As a bonus, it has built-in ad- and tracker-blocking.

Multi-hop Servers

Here’s a video showing you how to use IVPN’s double VPN servers:

IVPN offers multi-hop as an additional feature.

IVPN’s Multi-hop feature offers an extra layer of security by rerouting your connection through multiple servers in different countries. This means that even if the exit server were to be compromised, your online activity remains private. However, this feature is only available to those who pay for the more expensive ‘Pro’ plan.

Split Tunneling

IVPN’s desktop apps and Android app allows split tunneling, so you can route privacy-sensitive apps through the VPN, and others through your general internet connection.

Two-Factor Authentication and QR Code Mobile Login

We’re pleasantly surprised to see IVPN has implemented two extremely rare login features to improve account security and ease of use on mobile.

Screenshot of IVPN's Client Area.

Two-factor authentication is only on a handful of VPNs.

As you can see in the image above, from the client area on IVPN’s website, you can turn on two-factor authentication to protect your VPN account.

In VPN Accounts, IVPN has generated a login QR code, which you can scan on your mobile to quickly login to the mobile app without needing to type in your details.

Third-Party Security Audit

IVPN’s security credentials are verified by a yearly scheduled third-party security audit by Cure53. Much to our delight, IVPN has made the full report accessible by publishing it online.

A security audit allows a VPN service to verify its security claims with hard, indisputable facts. For example, just how ‘unbreakable’ is IVPN’s implementation of the AES-256 cipher? A security audit tests this.

Screenshot of IVPN's 2024 security audit results.

This excerpt from IVPN’s 2024 security audit states its website and servers are ‘substantially secure’.

IVPN’s most recent security audit was completed in April 2024 by renowned German cybersecurity company, Cure53.

The security company spent eight days conducting penetration tests and source code audits against IVPN’s Web UI, backend components, API endpoints, underlying web servers, and web infrastructure.

IVPN has greatly improved its security over the past three years with these audits, evidenced by how Cure53 couldn’t find a single critical or high-level problem.

Here’s a table comparing the number of vulnerabilities found in Cure53’s audits of IVPN:

Year Critical High-level Medium-level Low-level
2022 0 1 6 1
2023 0 0 1 6
2024 0 0 0 2

Open-Source VPN Apps

As part of its re-energized commitment to security and transparency, IVPN has published its code onto GitHub — becoming one of very few VPNs whose apps are open-source.

This allows the larger security community to forensically inspect the various apps.

By giving access to the code base, IVPN is being very transparent to how its VPN clients work, and how they safeguard privacy and security.

This is a great move from IVPN, and more VPN providers should follow its lead.

Device & OS Compatibility

Works On Most Devices, But No Browser Extensions

How is this rated?

A high-quality VPN should maintain functional, fully-featured applications and browser extensions for as many platforms and devices as possible.

Our ‘Device & OS Compatibility’ assessment contributes to the Ease of Use rating.

IVPN is available for most popular platforms and devices. There are apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux. It can also be set up on specialized routers. There are no browser extensions for Chrome or Firefox, though.


  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. iOS
  4. Android
  5. Linux
  6. Router

IVPN performs well for device compatibility. You’re also allowed up to seven simultaneous connections (with the Pro plan), which is above the industry average. Here’s a table showing the differences between IVPN’s apps:

What’s more, you can also set up the VPN on a number of compatible routers, including DD-WRT, pfSense and Tomato. To do this, use the IVPN’s Help Center.

Word of warning: setting up a VPN on a router is not for beginners.

Games Consoles & Streaming Devices

  1. Apple TV
  2. Amazon Fire TV
  3. Chromecast
  4. Nintendo
  5. PlayStation
  6. Roku
  7. Xbox

IVPN is not the best VPN to use on games consoles or streaming devices like Fire TV Stick and Apple TV.

That’s because there’s no native Firestick VPN app, and no Smart DNS tool, either.

But, there are options if you want to use IVPN with your games consoles and streaming devices.

The simplest way is to configure the VPN on your home router (see section above). This will protect all the devices that connect to it in your home.

You can also configure some devices with the OpenVPN software. Currently, IVPN only provides guides to do this with Kodi and Fire TV Sticks.

The final option is to connect your games console, or streaming device, to another device running the VPN. However, this isn’t guaranteed to work for all devices.

Ease of Use

Simple & Attractive App

How is this calculated?

This rating mainly consists of the user-friendliness and intuitiveness of setting up and regularly using the VPN.

We also factor in customization settings, as well as device and OS compatibility (see section above).

IVPN's apps are attractive and intuitive to navigate. You can easily connect to the nearest server or change location via the scrollable server list. In all, using IVPN requires minimal effort and no technical know-how.

Ranked #16 out of 65 VPNs for Ease of Use

IVPN’s desktop apps are modern, simple, and easy-to-use. Within the settings menu you can choose your kill switch preferences, toggle between UDP and TCP, and choose your preferred port. There is also a handy section for configuring OpenVPN parameters, ideal for the more tech-savvy user.

The Android and iOS apps are very user-friendly and modern-looking, too, and they both connect quickly.

IVPN Desktop Apps: Windows and macOS

Screenshot of IVPN's app on macOS.

Features that are toggled on are highlighted in blue, whereas features that are off are in red.

We’re pleased to see that IVPN’s Windows and macOS apps are completely identical, which is rare in a VPN. Often there will be certain features that are missing on one platform.

Following a recent update, IVPN has a sleek new look that’s user-friendly, modern, and simple.

We like that the homepage features single-hop and multi-hop servers, your selected protocol, WiFi network, and toggles to turn on and off the kill switch (Firewall) and ad blocker (AntiTracker).

In the server list, you can choose between the fastest server, a random server, and your favorites. There’s a search bar if you’re looking for a specific country. You can also sort by city, latency, and proximity to your location.

Screenshot of IVPN's homepage on macOS.

The window is split to show a map, with your location or selected servers, and a list of servers.

Previously, you had to disconnect every time you changed servers. We’re glad to see you can now click on the next server, without having to disconnect.

IVPN Mobile Apps: Android and iOS

Screenshots of IVPN's iPhone app.

We were able to connect very quickly to IVPN’s New York server.

IVPN has a consistent design across desktop and mobile. As you can see in the image above, the Android app homepage features almost all the same information and settings as the desktop apps.

IVPN’s Android and iOS apps also have a split screen, on one side showing a map with where you’re connected or location. The other side show is showing whether you are connected, with a toggle to disconnect when needed, single-hop servers, multi-hop servers, and which server you are currently connected to.

IVPN’s Android and iOS apps have almost all the advanced features offered on desktop. Both apps have multi-hop, ad blocker, and offer custom DNS. But iOS doesn’t offer a kill switch, while its Android counterpart does.

Customer Support

Helpful Live Chat & Extremely Valuable Online Resources

How is this calculated?

This rating is based on our assessment of the VPN’s:

  • Live chat support
  • Email support
  • Online resources

Not every VPN offers all these support options, and they often vary in quality and response times.

IVPN has good customer support options. Its website includes helpful guides and installation tutorials. Though it does offer live chat support, we would like this to be 24/7. When live chat is not available, you'll have to contact the email support team instead.

Ranked #7 out of 65 VPNs for Customer Support

Customer SupportAvailable in IVPN
24/7 Email SupportNo
24/7 Live Chat SupportNo
Email Support via Online FormNo
Live Chat SupportYes
Online ResourcesYes
Tutorial VideosNo

The only way IVPN could make its support any better would be if its live chat were available 24/7. As it stands, live chat support is only available at random times of the day. Other than that we have no serious complaints.

Image of IVPN's online client area, that has a page to submit an online ticket.

It’s easy to submit a ticket in IVPN’s Client Area.

We submitted a ticket and received a response an hour later. support agents respond promptly and pleasantly, volunteering useful information where they can – so long as the service is online when you need it.

In the event that support doesn’t have the answers, you can find a wealth of useful and well-presented information on the IVPN knowledge base.

You can also talk with other users or directly with customer support on IVPN’s reddit community. If you want complete privacy when contacting customer support, you can also use a PGP key to get into contact with IVPN.

Price & Value

Higher Than Average Price Tag

How is this calculated?

While we do assign a ‘Price & Value’ rating, it doesn’t contribute to the Overall Rating. We believe the reader should decide what is or isn’t a reasonable price.

A good rating isn’t just based on how cheap the VPN is, but for the overall value it offers.

IVPN is fairly expensive given the VPN's limited functionality. There are two different subscription tiers, with the more expensive option offering more features and better overall value. Similar to other VPNs, long-term subscription are much better value than short-term monthly plans.

Ranked #37 out of 65 VPNs for Price & Value

IVPN offers two pricing plans: IVPN Standard and IVPN Pro. The VPN service offers a lot of flexibility with its subscriptions. You can choose to get a plan for one week, one month, one year, two years, or even three years.

The Standard plan only allows just two simultaneous connections. This is rather unusual for a VPN. A majority of top-rated VPN allow at least five simultaneous connections.

The Pro tier, which costs $10 a month on a rolling plan, gives you seven concurrent connections, as well as multi-hop.

You can also get IVPN for just one week for $2.00 (standard) or $4.00 (pro), which is great if you want a VPN for a short period of time.

Here are IVPN’s subscriptions:

  1. Monthly


    Standard Plan: Billed $6.00 every month
  2. 12 Month(s)


    Standard Plan: Billed $60.00 every 12 months
    Save 17%
  3. 2 Year(s)


    Standard Plan: Billed $100.00 every 2 years
    Save 25%
  4. Monthly


    Pro Plan: Billed $10.00 every month
  5. 12 Month(s)


    Pro Plan: Billed $100.00 every 12 months
    Save 17%
  6. 2 Year(s)


    Pro Plan: Billed $160.00 every 2 years
    Save 33%

Payment & Refund Options

Here are the payment methods that IVPN accepts:

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Cash
  3. Mastercard
  4. Monero
  5. PayPal
  6. Visa

IVPN does not offer a free trial. However, it does have a 30-day money-back guarantee for all customers. This means you can get a full refund if you request it within one month of account activation.

IVPN accepts the usual payment methods including most credit/debit cards and PayPal. You also have the option to pay with Bitcoin and Monero. However, there are no international options like Alipay or UnionPay.

Other than Mullvad VPN, IVPN is the only other VPN service to allow cash payments. IVPN accepts multiple currencies, but it can take up to 10 days to process the payment. Also, you have to sign up to an annual plan to pay with cash.

The Bottom Line

Is IVPN Worth It?

IVPN is a good choice if you prioritize privacy and security. It does the basics extremely well, using AES-256 encryption, secure protocols such as OpenVPN and WireGuard, and a no-logs policy that rivals the very best VPN services.

IVPN’s range of custom apps are ideal for beginners, but also offer enough customization options for more experienced VPN users.

However, IVPN failed to consistently unblock any of the most popular streaming services in our testing and its mediocre speeds are frustrating.

We only recommend IVPN if anonymity is of the utmost importance, or if you just want a relatively cheap VPN service.

Alternatives to IVPN

Private Internet Access has the largest server network of any VPN we’ve reviewed. Similar to IVPN, it has a strict no-logs policy, but its actually been proven in multiple real-world cases. PIA is also a better VPN for streaming and torrenting – IVPN’s biggest weaknesses.

PrivateVPN is a no-logs VPN that doesn’t require you to sacrifice streaming ability for anonymity. It unblocks US Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max.

History of Major Updates to IVPN

  • 11 April 2024: IVPN publishes its latest independent security audit.
  • 10 August 2023: IVPN changes its operating company name from Privatus Limited to IVPN limited.
  • 1 August 2023: IVPN removes iOS kill switch.
  • 29 June 2023: IVPN removes port forwarding.
  • 15 March 2023: IVPN completes an independent security audit on its infrastructure.
  • 21 July 2022: IVPN launches its SOCKS5 proxy service.
  • 6 April 2022: IVPN completes its fifth security audit.