iOS filtering traffic VPNPosted on 3rd September 2021
If you are an iPhone user, you may one day receive a notification that your VPN monitors everything you do on the internet. Let’s see whether it is so and if it is that scary as it may sound.
You have to understand that this is a default notification. It means that there is no way to change it. Anytime you decide to install a VPN application on your iPhone, it will ask you to confirm that the app can form a VPN connection. This is the moment when you receive the message mentioned above. No matter what kind of application you install, every time you will receive such notification.
The purpose of this message is to inform you that a VPN connection can be violated. The system simply wants to warn you about such a possibility before you confirm the creation of a VPN connection.
You should know that not all VPN applications actually censor your information because:
- They have a no-activity- log policy. It means they never track or save information about websites their customers visit. What they gather is a minimum of information, and this is done for a safe and stable connection.
- They have a no-connection-log policy. Some VPN apps never track their customers’ IP addresses, the amount and duration of time they spend online, etc.
There might be an exception that concerns the cyber safety of your device. It is the tool that detects malicious websites. It would filter them out and warn the customer when they want to visit such a website. Yet, in most apps, this feature is optional. If you feel like turning it off, you can do it. However, you should always be sure you know what you do before you change settings not to turn off something important.
To sum up, the message your iPhone sends you about the possibility of filtering your traffic by a VPN app only means that your device really cares about your safety.