Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN helps you stay safe and private on the internet.
VPN servers provide a secure, private tunnel for your traffic on its way to its destination site. It also changes your IP address, which boosts your online anonymity. PIA shields your physical location, so your activities can’t easily be traced back to you.
A VPN also encrypts your data. This stops snooping third parties from making sense of your browsing history or stealing your personal details.
PIA’s detailed settings make it the most configurable VPN on the market. You’re free to tweak your VPN encryption, protocols, ports, and more, to your needs.
Hide your VPN use and avoid CAPTCHA detection.
Prevent data leaks on patchy Wi-Fi networks.
Choose which apps and sites can bypass the VPN
Set rules for when and where the VPN should turn on automatically.
You want to know your VPN does what it says it will do. Our VPN apps are 100% open source and use only the best open-source VPN protocols. You can inspect our code for yourself on GitHub.
PIA’s servers span 154 locations worldwide to give you an IP address wherever you need it. This lets you regain your internet freedom and take your local sites and services with you wherever you go.
Keep your browsing history private. We don’t check, log, or store your data on our servers — ever.
Stop ISP throttling, not your streaming marathon. PIA provides internet freedom without bandwidth caps.
Enjoy HD video or online games without lagging or buffering. Our NextGen servers won’t hold you back.
Mask your traffic from snoopers and surveillance with military-grade 256-bit AES encryption.
Say no to pop-up ads and malware compromising your devices with our all-in-one ad and tracker blocker.
Get expert help whenever you need it via live chat or email. We’ll get you reconnected in no time.
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Easy: log in to the app, select a country, and tap the “On” button. That’s it. Your VPN is now sending your traffic through an encrypted, private tunnel to protect your personal data, hide your location, and give you more freedom online.
If you’re more tech-savvy and want to tinker with your settings, PIA gives you the freedom to customize your connection. Our settings include multiple options for VPN encryption, protocols, ports, and much more.
Yes, you’ll find many free VPNs out there, but they're not a good idea. They typically offer limited protection, bandwidth, and servers, and may be free because their product is actually your data!
Alternatively, you can download PIA VPN for free, but you won’t be able to use it without an active subscription. However, once you subscribe to PIA you can make use of our 30-day money-back guarantee to decide if you’re getting your money’s worth.
Visit the VPN’s official download page and click on the operating system you want to use the VPN on. It’s always a good idea to run an antivirus scan to be sure of the app’s safety before downloading.
PIA VPN is completely safe to download on any device — as long as you use the links on our official download VPN page.
Probably. Especially if you use your phone on public Wi-Fi at cafés, restaurants, work, or school. These networks are an easy hunting ground for cybercriminals. Your banking or social media details could be pocketed before you’ve even ordered coffee.
Unlike some other VPNs, we don’t limit your server access or lower the protection depending on the device. Our mobile apps are just as powerful as their desktop counterparts. And just as easy to use!
Generally speaking, yes, downloading and using a VPN to protect your digital identity is legal in most countries worldwide.
However, it’s a good idea to check local laws before downloading a VPN app, especially if you’re currently traveling abroad. Some countries including China, North Korea, Russia, and Turkey ban VPNs and you could face legal consequences for using one.
You’re covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, get a refund.
Disclaimer: Using PIA VPN for illegal purposes is a violation of our Terms of Service.