Hotspot Shield Free VPN latest APK 8.1.1 (80101) is a mobile app that can be downloaded for free. The prominent features of this app include the VPN automatic activation when the apps that require VPN are launched. It means that you are still able to scroll up and down your social media homepages while you are staying in the areas with restricted internet access. The free connection of this app comes via USA. There will be a charge for an account in case you want to route the traffic elsewhere. There is an option to set your mobile data mode, so the connection can traffic through the unsecured or secured wireless networks.
Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy File Information
Last updated: November 3, 2020
Developer: AnchorFree GmbH
Version: 8.1.1 (80101)
Requirement: Varies with device
File size: 23.6 MB
Uploaded: November 3, 2020 at 10:49AM GMT+07
Available on Google Play: Install from Google Play
Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy app review
There are two different versions of Hotspot Shield free VPN for Android. The first is the free version. This version is ad-funded, meaning that the interface will periodically be the medium for some ads, for example the downloadable game banner ads. The free version can be so disturbing on the smartphones. The ads will take all over the screen once the VPN session is turned off. Free version of this app gives access to US servers. The bandwidth of free version relies on the device used by the user. Normally, Android users will be given 300MB of daily allowance, but it refreshes daily.
Pro Hotspot Shield VPN has more than few pricing divisions. The prices range from $12.99 for one-month subscription to $139.99 per lifetime. The lifetime subscription is one-time payment. In other words, the monthly subscription is expensive. This app is only of few VPN apps that offer forever subscription. Paid version of this app has 20 server locations worldwide that the users can choose among 2,000 servers in total. However, they all are not globally distributed yet. The servers can be found in Central America, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. They can still cover the area with restricted internet access such as Turkey, China, and Russia. Unfortunately, the servers have not reached the Middle East and Africa yet.
It has a very good and clear notification bar when the VPN is connected and disconnected, so we can rest assured when the privacy is protected or not. Check the list of pros and cons below.
- Free version is still fast and worth a try.
- It has very clear notifications.
- It is not globally distributed.
How to Use
This app is developed by a company called AnchorFree that has an HQ in USA. Once the process of installation is set, you may find some options to configure the newly-installed app. There is an option in the setting menu to active the app automatically when your device is connected to any kind of Wi-Fi networks. Or, just simply click a network in the list to activate to make it work. In opposition, the option to disable IP leak protection is available. This feature would let the VPN get disconnected if an error happens.
- New VPN console with speed, server and usage info.
- Completed minor bug fixes and improvements.