Today’s test iPhone/IOS phones on ExpressVPN over mobile 4G networks. Since I started testing, I don’t think I’ve done any tests specifically on mobile 4G networks. For today’s test, I’m going to focus on the server’s “connection success rate” and “server connection latency”. I hope this test will help readers understand how well ExpressVPN works with iPhone/IOS and how well it connects. If you find this article informative, I hope you will share this article on a limited basis, thank you!
Note: There will be a major firewall upgrade blocking event in late September – early October!
Barry: I’ve been hoping to convey a message to my readers that the firewall will be around for the foreseeable future; with it, using any VPN or other tool in China is a dynamic process and there’s no one-and-done solution. That’s why I keep updating the [Daily Test] section. The purpose of the test is to tell you the real usage of the changed VPN at the moment, whether it’s available or not, and I’ll be honest about it. In order to speed up the testing, I will be running only SpeedTest tests on it as it is only a reference for the speed test.
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ExpressVPN – iPhone/IOS Test in China:
Starting Time: Sep 3, 2020, 2:09 PM
Local Device and Network: iPhone/4G；
The following are official recommend method;
Hong Kong – 4: First success. (Time efficiency: 3s)
Speedtest Ping: 126ms. Download: 8.28Mbps. Upload: 3.46Mbps.
Japan – Yokohama: First success. (Time efficiency: 65s)
Speedtest Ping: 128ms. Download: 7.23Mbps. Upload: 4.59Mbps.
Singapore – Marina Bay: First success. (Time efficiency: 5s)
Speedtest Ping: 309ms. Download: 9.02Mbps. Upload: 2.09Mbps.
USA – Los Angeles – 5:First success. (Time efficiency: 7s)
Speedtest Ping: 330ms. Download: 5.42Mbps. Upload: 3.6Mbps.
The following are unofficial recommend method;
The main purpose of this connection test of the IKEv2 protocol in the iPhone is to show you how successful the connection rate is by testing servers that have experienced a lot. In order to save time and speed up the test, I’m not going to do the SpeedTest and screenshot for each server that has a successful connection.
To switch protocols: App top-left three bars–Settings–VPN Protocol–IKEv2, click on it and the following pop-up window will pop up: Are you sure? The following two options will appear: Change Anyway and Cancel, please click to select Change Anyway.
USA Server Flip Test List:
USA – Santa Monica: Failed. (Try once)
USA – New York: First success. (Time efficiency: <10s)
USA – San Francisco: First success. (Time efficiency: <10s)
USA – Chicago: First success. (Time efficiency: 40s)
USA – Washington DC: First success. (Time efficiency: 7s)
USA – Dallas: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Miami: First success. (Time efficiency: 50s)
USA – Los Angeles – 3: First success. (Time efficiency: 40s)
USA – New Jersey – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 73s)
USA – Los Angeles – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 5s)
USA – New Jersey – 3: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Seattle: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Miami – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 79s)
USA – Denver: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Salt Lake City: Failed. (Try once)
USA – Tampa – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 6s)
Canada Server Flip Test List:
Canada – Toronto – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 46s)
Canada – Toronto: First success. (Time efficiency: 12s)
Canada – Vancouver: Failed. (Try once)
Canada – Montreal: Failed. (Try once)
Hong Kong Server Flip Test List:
Hong Kong – 4: Failed. (Try once)
Hong Kong – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 22s)
Japan Server Flip Test List:
Japan – Tokyo – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Japan – Tokyo: First success. (Time efficiency: 42s)
Singapore Server Flip Test List:
Singapore – Jurong: First success. (Time efficiency: 8s)
Singapore – CBD: Failed. (Try once)
Australia Server Flip Test List:
Australia – Sydney: First success. (Time efficiency: 7s)
Australia – Melbourne: Failed. (Try once)
Australia – Perth: Failed. (Try once)
Australia – Brisbane: Failed. (Try once)
Australia – Sydney – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 58s)
India Server Flip Test List:
India – Mumbai – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 7s)
India (Via UK): Failed. (Try once)
India – Chennai: Failed. (Try once)
UK Server Flip Test List:
UK – Wembley: Failed. (Try once)
UK – East London: First success. (Time efficiency: 10s)
UK – London: Failed. (Try once)
UK – Docklands: First success. (Time efficiency: 5s)
Germany Server Flip Test List:
Germany – Nuremberg: Failed. (Try once)
Germany – Frankfurt – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 25s)
Germany – Frankfurt – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Germany – Frankfurt – 2: Failed. (Try once)
France Server Flip Test List:
France – Strasbourg: First success. (Time efficiency: 15s)
France – Paris – 1: First success. (Time efficiency: 27s)
France – Paris – 2: First success. (Time efficiency: 8s)
Netherlands Server Flip Test List:
Netherlands – Amsterdam: First success. (Time efficiency: 25s)
Netherlands – Rotterdam: Failed. (Try once)
Netherlands – The Hague: First success. (Time efficiency: 12s)
Netherlands – Amsterdam – 2: Failed. (Try once)
Summary: First of all, it should be noted that the servers tested above are not all of ExpressVPN’s servers. I still have a large number of servers that I did not test because there are just too many. The purpose of today’s test of ExpressVPN on the iPhone/IOS platform is to give you an idea of how well this VPN works with IOS devices. Through such a test, you should be able to get a more intuitive understanding of how it works in that device.
The other problem I found in the test is that when you successfully connect to a server, after disconnecting it, the whole device may not be able to network. There may be a problem that the whole device cannot be connected. I encountered this problem today when I was testing the officially recommended method. The solution is also very simple, just turn off the entire network and then turn it back on. Whether you’re using a WiFi or 4G connection, just turn it on/off via the phone’s “Airplane Mode” function.
ExpressVPN Macbook Version: 8.2.5 (12464); Protocol: Auto/IKEv2
Today’s Test Score: ★ ★ ★ ★