Google One VPN now available for iOS
Google promised last year that the VPN service included in the Google One Premium membership would be accessible for iPhones, it has finally arrived.
According to The Verge, while a Google-run VPN has been accessible on the platform for months via the Google Fi cell service, the latest update means that anyone who purchases 2TB or more of Google One storage will now also receive a VPN for their phone. The VPN is presently available in 18 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico.
Apple’s Private Relay service is included in all of its paid iCloud plans, so iPhone owners may be familiar with the concept of an improved storage plan that also provides a mechanism to keep your IP and internet activity private.
A VPN, on the other hand, is a useful addition for iPhone users who prefer Google’s services to Apple’s. However, there is one major drawback to the service: customers will not be able to obtain an IP address from another country, which could allow them to access other shows on streaming sites.
Other VPN services include this capability as one of their primary selling points, but it’s not available with Google or Apple’s products.
According to The Verge, Google also revealed several new features to the VPN for Android users in its blog post, including a “safe disconnect” function that shuts off internet connection if you disconnect from the VPN, ensuring that your data doesn’t end up somewhere unexpected.
If you’re using Android, it also indicates that you can set particular apps to skip the VPN.