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Google Fi VPN is finally rolling out to iPhones

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Google Fi users with an iPhone (opens in new tab) are in luck as Google's VPN (opens in new tab) service is now rolling out to Apple's smartphones after the search giant first announced the move (opens in new tab) back in February.

Although the company initially said Google Fi VPN (opens in new tab) would be available in the spring, Google's built-in VPN is now rolling out to iPhones on its MVNO network.

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If you haven't received the update yet, don't worry as it will become widely available sometime in the coming weeks according to a new report (opens in new tab) from Engadget.

Google Fi VPN on iPhone

In order to use Google Fi VPN on your iPhone, you'll first need to update the Fi companion app (opens in new tab) to version 3.5 by heading to Apple's App Store.

Once this done and Google rolls out the feature to your phone, you can enable the service's built-in VPN by heading to the Privacy & security menu and toggling the “Protect your online activity” option on. This will give you  “increased protection from third party monitoring” according to Google and its VPN will prevent the sites and services you visit online from using your IP address (opens in new tab) to track you.

For those who interested in signing up for Google Fi, the service offers an Unlimited for 1 plan (opens in new tab) for $70 per month as well as a Flexible for 1 plan (opens in new tab) for $20 per month though both plans come with a built-in VPN.

We'll likely hear more about how Google Fi VPN performs on iPhone once the feature has been enabled for more users in the coming weeks.

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Via Engadget

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.