With so much happening in the world, and so many people finding it harder and harder to stay connected, the Bears have been working extra hard to get tunnels to places that need them most.
Today, we’re excited to announce that new tunnels have been dug to Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. With internet shutdowns and content bans happening more frequently across Africa, it’s more important than ever to have access to close, fast, and secure connections.
People everywhere deserve the right to access information and protect their privacy while doing it. We hope these new tunnels will help get more people online safely so they can stay in touch with their friends and families.
How do I connect to the new tunnels?
Install the latest version of TunnelBear
For Windows and macOS
Once you’ve downloaded the app, double click on the install file and follow the prompts. You’ll have to sign in with your TunnelBear account login when you open the app for the first time.
Google Play will automatically install the app when the download is finished. You’ll have to sign in with your TunnelBear account login when you open the app for the first time.
If your app is already up-to-date, the new tunnels should show up automatically in the list of countries. You can also find them on the map.
TunnelBear for iPhone & iPad
If you haven’t already downloaded the latest versions for iPhone or iPad, you can download them from the App Store.
After you've downloaded the app, finish the install by signing in with your TunnelBear account information and agree to let TunnelBear set up a VPN profile. An iOS popup window will open asking you if you would like TunnelBear to “add VPN Configurations”. Tap “Allow” and TunnelBear will finish installing.
If your app is already up-to-date, the new tunnels will show up automatically in the list of countries, and on the map.
TunnelBear is a very simple virtual private network (VPN) that allows users to browse the web privately and securely. It secures browsing from hackers, ISPs, and anyone that is monitoring the network. TunnelBear believes you should have access to an open and uncensored internet, wherever you are.