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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Checking out multiple test reports can help you understand more effectively how this VPN works in the long run.
- ExpressVPN IOS/iPhone Test in China-2021/5/9 - May 9, 2021 VPN Test Report: Today will be a test of ExpressVPN in iOS/iPhone, first went to check its latest version as 10.0.8, which currently supports the protocol options Automatic, UDP, TCP, IKEv2, now in the official version of both Windows and Mac have been introduced its latest protocols Lightway-UDP and Lightway-TCP. The description of UDP and TCP in IOS is a bit ambiguous, whether it is OpenVPN-UDP or Lightway-UDP, or both are combined, before the Lightway protocol was developed, IOS has extremely UDP and TCP. TCP, so I prefer that they refer to OpenVPN.
- ExpressVPN Macbook Test in China -20210506 - May 6, 2021 VPN Test Report, Today I will be testing 4 protocol options for ExpressVPN in my Macbook. Today's first test of ExpressVPN's Lightway-tcp, a connection protocol option that has been released in the official version for some time, but due to a bug, the protocol could not be selected for connection in either Windows or Mac. It has been confirmed that the problem has been fixed in the latest Windows and Mac versions. Since I was testing Mac-ExpressVPN today, I also wanted to test it and see how it was. I'm sure that the protocol is better than Lightway-tcp in terms of connection speed, but Lightway-tcp is much better than Lightway-tcp in terms of packet loss rate, so the choice depends on the user's needs. But the premise is that I need to test if Lightway-tcp is available in mainland China.
- ExpressVPN Win10 3 Protocol in China-2021/04/28 - April 28, 2021 test report, today will be tested in Windows10 devices on ExpressVPN's three connection protocol options, respectively, the officially recommended Automatic, Lightway-UDP, IKEv2. According to the last round of testing has been about 2 weeks, although I did not test the report during the period, but I myself usually have been in the I have been using the Macbook, iPhone, and occasionally Windows 10 for connection or speed reduction problems. However, such a test report will help readers and myself to have a more intuitive and comprehensive understanding of its operation in mainland China. I hope such a test report will be helpful to everyone, if you have any questions, please leave a message to exchange (the message is anonymous).
- ExpressVPN 3 device IKEv2 test in China - April 13, 2021 - Due to an operational error yesterday testing ExpressVPN's IKEv2 protocol in IOS, the test results were invalid. Today, in order to get a comprehensive view of ExpressVPN's testing, a test will be conducted in Windows 10, Macbook, IOS/iPhone via the IKEv2 protocol, and to verify ExpressVPN's "Auto+Official Recommended 6 Servers" In order to verify the current use of ExpressVPN's "Auto+ Official Recommended 6 Servers", this part of the test will be added to Win10, while other devices will only be tested with the IKEv2 protocol. We hope this test will be helpful for you to refer to the use of ExpressVPN.
- ExpressVPN IOS/iPhone 3 Protocol test in China - Today, April 12, 2021, ExpressVPN will be tested in IOS/iPhone for APP direct VPN connection in mainland China. Based on previous tests and today's normal use of the connection in Macbook and Windows 10, it was determined that ExpressVPN currently still works very smoothly in both devices at this time. We first checked the latest version in IOS and determined that the latest ExpressVPN IOS version is 10.0.5 (19359). At the same time, its current optional connection protocol options are still only Automatic, UDP, TCP, IKEv2, a bit disappointed in the IOS version is still to join the latest Lightway protocol. This test will test 5-10 servers for each of the three protocol options Automatic, UDP and IKEv2.
- ExpressVPN Macbook 4 protocol Test in China - March 30, 2021, according to the last test report ExpressVPN currently has four available connection protocol options Automatic, Lightway-UDP, OpenVPN-UDP, and IKEv2. The difference between today's Macbook and the last Window is that this test is primarily intended to understand the connection of each protocol, rather than a speed test of the same server under different protocols. Since this morning has been busy with their own work, so only now began to test, between the time is relatively tight on each protocol option for 5-8 servers. If you have any questions, please leave a message to communicate.
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: ★ ★ ★ ★