IPVanish Testing Report

Here’s the checklist sheet for IPVanish’s score.

I went through the 28 elements to conclude the testing for IPVanish VPN.

The final score is 71 over 100!

IPVanish Score Card

Inspect ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes0/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing0/4
Private DNS4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review36,4375/5
App Store Review91,5805/5
Download Speed Reduction1/4
Upload Speed Reduction2/4
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
Auto Connect4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2

Ranked 7th among all the best VPNs tested.

  1. Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review

Playstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 36,437 individuals score is 0.88

Appstore review of 4.6 stars rating from 91,580 individuals score is 0.82

Calculation closer to 1 is better.
1.00 < x < 0.8 – earn 5 points
0.79 < x < 0.6 – earn 4 points
0.59 < x < 0.4 – earn 3 points
0.39 < x < 0.2 – earn 2 points
0.19 < x < 0.0 – earn 1 point

  1. Speed Test
TypeWithout IPVanishWith IPVanishDifference in %
speed test without ipvanish
Without IPVanish
speed test with ipvanish
With IPVanish

We are using fast.com to run the speed test for download and upload speed.
x < 5% – earn 4 points
x < 10% – earn 3 points
x < 15% – earn 2 points
x < 20% – earn 1 point

  1. Latency / Ping Test
LocationsWithout IPVanishWith IPVanishDifference
Washington309 ms310 ms+1 ms
San Francisco
Sao Paulo435 ms422 ms-13 ms
Hong Kong55 ms66 ms+11 ms
Amsterdam208 ms311 ms+103 ms
Moscow297 ms292 ms-5 ms
Average260 ms280 ms+20 ms
ping test without ipvanish
Without IPVanish
ping test with ipvanish
With IPVanish

The greater the measure distance, the higher the ping time will be.
x < 60 ms – earn 4 points
x < 100 ms – earn 3 points
x < 150 ms – earn 2 points
x < 200 ms – earn 1 point

  1. DNS Leak Test
dns leak test with ipvanish

IP shows I’m from Singapore, which is true that I am indeed connecting through the IPVanish Singapore server from my selection.

  1. WebRTC Test
webRTC leak test with ipvanish

Same IP showing from the IPVanish Singapore server. No leak from the WebRTC test.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test
ipv6 leak test with ipvanish


  1. Misc – Server

It might be a concern especially when they are operating from a 14 eyes surveillance alliance. Though they do promise a no-log policy.

chat support from ipvanish

  1. Misc – GPS SPoofing

A continuity of my chat with the support above about GPS Spoofing. I was asking if there was such a feature from IPVanish so I can hide my location even when I’m on mobile.

getting verification from ipvanish on gps spoofing

Turn out, that not every VPN is having a GPS Spoofing feature like Surfshark.

Final Word

A full disclosure and testing results for IPVanish VPN.

There isn’t much spotlight to focus on.

A brief search on their background or history might actually put you on the fence about whether should you go ahead with IPVanish.

There are other options that are cheaper, quicker, and much more private VPN services.

I just don’t see why you must sign up with them.

Find out more at IPVanish.com

… or read my IPVanish review here.