A VPN application that is simple to utilize on Mac

Get the Proton VPN application for macOS to enjoy a secure and private online experience.

The application is available as an open-source software and has undergone thorough security checks by credible third-party professionals. Additionally, it provides numerous beneficial security functionalities.


To utilize the macOS application, download and install it, and then access it using your Proton account. If you do not have an account, please register here.

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How to use Proton VPN macOS application

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Launch the application and sign in

After installing the app, launch it and enter your Proton VPN username and password to log in. If you use Proton Mail, you can also log in with your Proton Mail username and password to access the Proton VPN Free plan.To get a Proton VPN account, sign up here.

Press the Quick Connect button

To automatically connect to the VPN server with the best speed for your location, simply click on the Quick Connect button. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can select a specific server from those that are available on your plan.

Your online connection is currently secured by Proton VPN

With the capability to browse the internet in a secure and private manner, your online activity is now safeguarded. The data that flows between your device and the VPN server is encrypted, which has the following implications:


Your internet service provider is unable to monitor your online behavior.


The websites you visit only detect the IP address of the VPN server you have connected to.


To find out the address of the VPN server you are utilizing, you can check your IP address (opens in a new window) while being connected.

For step-by-step installation instructions, please read our Proton VPN for macOS guide.

Making security simple

Our application for macOS provides sophisticated functionalities meticulously crafted to enhance your online safety.

Secure Core VPN

To safeguard your connection against sophisticated network-based attacks, Secure Core routes your traffic through several servers within our network before it exits, offering added protection.


Proton operates Secure Core servers in secure data centers located in Switzerland, Iceland, and Sweden. These servers operate on our dedicated networks and are protected by stringent privacy laws, ensuring enhanced security measures.

Kill switch

If there is an issue with your VPN connection, a VPN kill switch can protect your IP address. In the event of a VPN connection failure, the kill switch will halt your device from accessing the internet until it is reconnected to a VPN server, thus safeguarding your online activity.

Adblocker (NetShield)

NetShield enhances your browsing speed while safeguarding your online security by screening out harmful resources, such as images, scripts, and other elements, from domains that are known to harbor malware. This feature is exclusively available to VPN Plus and Unlimited subscribers and can also prevent online trackers and ads from disturbing your browsing experience.

What are the reasons to choose Proton VPN?

No logging VPN

We refrain from storing any records that could reveal your online activities

DNS and IPv6 leak protection

Your actual IP address will never be inadvertently revealed by our macOS application.

Open source

Our app’s code is open to review and verification by anyone

Split tunneling

Specify which websites to include or exclude from the VPN

VPN Accelerator

Proton VPN offers a set of exclusive technologies called VPN Accelerator, which can enhance your VPN speed by more than 400%.

P2P support

Utilize BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols to share and transfer files

Swiss based

Switzerland boasts some of the most robust data privacy regulations globally

Secure Streaming Media

Access your favorite TV shows by unblocking popular streaming services

Protect your online security

What makes the Proton VPN app for MacOS a superior choice

The Proton VPN app for macOS is developed by the same team that created Proton Mail, the world’s largest email service with end-to-end encryption. With millions of users including journalists, activists, and citizens around the globe, Proton VPN is a trusted solution for staying safe online:

Safeguards your privacy through encryption of your online connection

Empowers you to circumvent censorship and access truthful information

  • Keeps no logs of user activity

Allows you to unblock and stream popular services (Exclusive to VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited subscriptions)

Open source and fully reviewed by third-party experts


@ProtonVPN I would like to express my gratitude for the exceptional service that your company provides. Having used various VPN services over the years, I can confidently say that your client software’s speed and reliability exceeded my expectations. It is truly world-class and surpasses all others I have experienced.


I strongly suggest using @ProtonVPN for a remarkably secure VPN service with an excellent track record. You can even pair it with @ProtonMail to secure your email communications, rather than relying on Google, Yahoo, or other providers that may scrape your inbox and sell your data.

Obtain a trustworthy VPN for iOS

Your IP address is constantly protected by the Always-on VPN and Kill switch feature

NetShield blocks malware, ads, and online trackers.

With split tunneling, you can exercise authority over which data passes through your VPN tunnel

With the use of Tor-enabled servers, accessing the Tor network can be achieved with just a single click


The macOS version of the Proton VPN application is designed with a focus on security, speed, and user-friendliness. With Proton VPN, you can enjoy streaming your preferred TV shows, sharing files via BitTorrent, accessing restricted content, and safeguarding your privacy.


Proton VPN is a VPN service supported by the community, with the goal of establishing a default state of privacy on the internet. Founded by CERN scientists to enable individuals to protect their right to privacy, Proton VPN provides one of the few free VPN services that do not impose any limits on data usage, do not keep logs, and do not subject users to intrusive advertisements.

Create an account with Proton VPN and obtain our macOS application. To install the application, begin by double-clicking the downloaded DMG file to mount it. Next, move the Proton VPN icon to the Applications folder on your macOS by dragging it. To launch the application, double-click the app in your Applications folder or choose it from Launchpad.

By logging in to the application and selecting “Quick Connect”, Proton VPN will instantly connect you to the swiftest server based on your location. It’s a simple process. Alternatively, you have the option to manually connect to a server in a specific country or a specialized server, such as a Tor-enabled server.

By using the Proton VPN macOS application, you can bypass internet censorship imposed by your internet service provider, government, workplace, or college and access blocked content. To do this, all you need to do is connect to a VPN server in a region where the content is not restricted. In addition, if you have a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited account, you can access popular streaming services by connecting to a Plus server.

Proton VPN offers a global network of over 1,900 servers spanning across 65 countries to ensure you can always connect securely and quickly. For users with a VPN Plus or Proton Unlimited plan, our network also includes high-speed 10 Gbps Plus servers that are continually expanding.


If you’re using our macOS app, the “Quick Connect” feature will automatically select the fastest server available for your location. Alternatively, you can refer to the server load information displayed next to each server’s name to manually choose the server that best suits your needs.