Despite its recent privacy push, Apple continues to collect your data, such as your name, address, and FaceTime contacts. It also openly shares some data with third parties. For privacy on a Mac, you need a VPN.
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No. Private Relay isn’t a VPN, and it’s not enough to secure your Mac on its own. Private Relay only works in Safari, leaving your other apps unprotected. It also lacks important security features like a Kill Switch, malware blocking, and obfuscation.
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One PIA subscription lets you connect on 10 devices simultaneously, so you can protect every device in your home. Our native app works with the entire Mac range including M1/M2 Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, and more.
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Macs are considered more secure than PCs, but they can’t fully protect you online. Any website you open, including social media and news sites, can install trackers on your Mac to collect as much data as possible. Although Private Relay does secure some data, if you’re not using Safari, your data is exposed to your ISP and anyone else monitoring your network, whenever you’re online.
PIA ensures you’re the only person in charge of your data by taking snoops out of the equation. Our unbreakable VPN encryption makes your data unreadable to third parties, including Apple.
Though it’s sometimes labeled as such, iCloud Private Relay is actually a Safari proxy — not a VPN. Its main aim is to protect your data by pushing your traffic through 2 internet relays which are roughly equivalent to VPN servers. This hides your IP address and secures your data, making it unreadable to third parties. Apple can still see your IP address and other metadata, however.
It’s not a bad start, but it doesn’t protect your digital identity. Private Relay isn’t available in every country, and only works with Safari, leaving the rest of your apps unprotected.
It’s easy to set up PIA VPN on your Mac. Simply subscribe to PIA and download our Mac VPN app. Then run the installer, launch PIA, and connect to a server. Clicking the connect button straight away will connect you to the fastest server near you. You can also open the full list of all 145 server locations and choose the one you want. Once you connect, you’re fully protected.
You could, but it’s not recommended. Free VPNs often limit your data, bandwidth, and speed. This makes them unusable for gaming, streaming, and torrenting. Free VPNs don’t make money through subscriptions, so they often resort to selling your personal data to cover their running costs.
PIA offers the best combination of speed, security, and privacy available. Our NextGen servers are equipped with 10 Gbps network connectors, and our No Logs policy guarantees that your browsing data remains private.
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PIA is compatible with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and above, including Big Sur and Monterey, on any 64-bit Mac. We always keep on top of Mac system updates to make sure our app runs smoothly at all times.
You’ll get the same VPN features across all macOS versions too. Whether you’re running Mojave or Big Sur, PIA offers great online security features for your Mac, such as military-grade encryption, a Kill Switch, PIA MACE, and IP/DNS leak protection.
PIA uses OpenVPN with UPD transport protocol and 128-bit AES encryption by default. This combination provides a great balance of speed and security on your Mac, so you can connect and start surfing safely in seconds.
For tighter security, you can change your encryption setting to 256-bit AES, which is the strongest encryption standard available. If you want to maximize your speed, you can switch to WireGuard® to get the best VPN performance for streaming, gaming, and any other data-intensive activities.
No. Our main focus is to provide you with a safe and anonymous online space, which is why we operate a strict No Logs policy. This means that we’ll never track, record, or store any of your usage data when you’re using our VPN. This ensures that if the authorities ever request your data from us, we’ll have nothing to hand over to them. Our policy has been tested in court multiple times, and we’ve never been able to hand over a single piece of usage information.
PIA supports much more than macOS. We have apps for iOS, Windows, Android and Linux systems, as well as support for smart TVs and routers. The latter is great for protecting your entire network, including gaming consoles. One PIA subscription lets you connect on 10 devices simultaneously, and your router only counts as 1 device.
We also have browser extensions for Opera, Firefox, and Chrome with a range of extra privacy features such as WebRTC protection. Safari doesn’t allow VPN extensions, so you’ll need to install the PIA app on your Mac to protect your browser.
We don’t have a free trial of our VPN for Mac. However, all PIA VPN subscriptions come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try our full product completely risk free. If within the 30 days you decide it’s not for you, reach out to our 24/7 Customer Service team and we’ll refund your money with no questions asked.
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Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is not encouraged.