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.

Battery life improvements with Apple silicon builds
Under the Hood

Battery life improvements with Apple silicon builds

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.

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