IPVanish Adds Scramble Feature to Android App

The latest version of the IPVanish Android app has a new feature to help those in restrictive countries like China avoid censorship and surveillance.  The new scramble feature will help users encrypt their connection in countries that would normally detect OpenVPN traffic through deep packet inspection and terminate the connection.  You can download the latest release directly from Google Play.  It requires Android 4.0 or higher.  If you’re not already a member you can sign up for IPVanish through our site and save up to 63% off.  Enjoy unlimited access to their network of 500+ VPN servers in 60+ countries from just $4.54 a month.

IPVanish Android Scramble

To enable the new scramble feature simply go into the settings and move the slider to the right.  As stated in the client, the scramble setting will add obfuscation capability to OpenVPN, allowing it to bypass network traffic sensors which aim to detect usage of a VPN and block it.  The other option you have is between using TCP and UDP.  As IPVanish explains, UDP is typically faster and is best suited for those connecting to a server in your continent.  TCP adds error control and is best for connecting to servers in other continents.  For example, if you want to connect to a server in the United States from China it would be best to use TCP.

In addition to the new Android v1.5.7 release and scramble feature, the IPVanish team has been very busy expanding their top tier network this year.  In the first quarter they added over 100 servers in key locations around the world.  Their network is consistently the fastest in our speed tests so it’s great to see IPVanish continue to add servers to keep up with the growth of the service.  We’ll circle back with a post on their latest network expansion.  In the meantime you can learn more about the service and everything they have to offer in our IPVanish review or you can sign up and try it out for yourself.  You’ll have access to custom software for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.  All new members are covered by their 7 day money back guarantee.