Google One has unveiled its virtual private network (VPN) service for iOS users. Google introduced VPN for its Google One subscription last year to Android devices.
However, the Google One subscription is now available to iOS users. iOS users need to opt for a Google One Premium plan with 2TB or higher storage to get VPN access. Users can also share their VPN and cloud storage with up to five devices, irrespective of the operating system.
The Google One is available to people in 18 countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, and Mexico. However, Google is set to expand it to more countries soon. According to a report, the company has grown to 10 additional countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Google said in a blog post, “today, we’re beginning to roll out the VPN to iOS devices. Like Android, the VPN will be available to Google One members on Premium plans (2 TB and higher) through the Google One app on iOS. Plus, members can share their plan and the VPN with up to five family members at no extra cost, so they can all use the VPN, no matter whether they’re using an Android or iOS phone.”
The Apple App Store website for the iOS app mentions the VPN feature in the latest changelog for version 1.22
- Get extra protection for your phone with a VPN that encrypts your online activity and helps keep your personal information safe
- Bug fixes and performance updates
Google’s service also introduces new features comprising of Safe Disconnect, App Bypass, and Snooze. Safe Disconnect is for using the internet when the VPN is activated. In contrast, the App Bypass allows specific apps to access a standard connection instead of the VPN, and Snooze temporarily disables the VPN feature.
Google One Premium subscription costs $10 per month and is available to people in 18 countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, and Mexico. However, Google is set to expand it to more countries soon.