We have tested the battery consumption rate of the IVPN app with constant VPN connectivity using two protocols (WireGuard and OpenVPN) on two different app builds (M1 and Intel). We concluded that using a dedicated Apple silicon app build with WireGuard protocol can offer up to 22% increase in battery life over OpenVPN on Intel build version when bandwidth is not limited.Continue reading
Under the Hood
Insights into challenges and solutions at IVPN. The authors are our engineers and experts who build and run IVPN’s network and apps.
TL;DR - Before our latest Android update (2.7.0) customers had two different options for a kill switch: one implemented by IVPN, and another available through device settings in the Android OS. We have removed our custom solution from the IVPN app and suggest using the native Android solution from now on.Continue reading
Modern marketing is surveillance. It enables anyone with funds to follow us around and pester us with ads for stuff we don’t need. The surveillance economy forces companies to participate, since their competitors would outpace them otherwise.Continue reading
TL;DR: We have created an open-source tool that helps people decide if they need a commercial VPN. Releasing a blog post titled “Why you don’t need a VPN” seemed like a bold move for some who follow IVPN.Continue reading