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Beta versions of new VPN app

While beta software gives you the opportunity to try our new VPN app before the official version is released, it's important to understand that it is not a final product.

Beta versions have been tested internally, but bugs may still exist. Of course, that's where your valuable feedback comes in! If you encounter a problem, please let us know.

screenshot of Mullvad VPN app running on macOS desktop

Download

We don't support older beta versions. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to have the latest version for all available features and improvements.

Check this page often, where we'll release new versions for download. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our blog's RSS feed or Atom feed for updates.

You'll need macOS X Mavericks (10.9) or later.

Users of previous betas

  • If you're updating from beta 5, you must restart your computer after installing this version in order for the app to work properly.
  • If you're updating from beta 6 and older, your settings will not carry over to the new version automatically, so have your account number available before proceeding. You can also retrieve it from your computer on a file named either settings.json or settings.toml in the following location: ~/Library/Application Support/mullvadd/ (~ represents your home folder).

Once you've downloaded the file:

  1. In your computer's Downloads folder, double-click on the .dmg file for Mullvad VPN.
  2. Drag and drop the Mullvad VPN icon to the Applications folder, then close this window.
  3. Open your Applications folder, then find and double-click on the Mullvad VPN icon.
  4. Enter your computer password and click on OK.
  5. To log in, enter your Mullvad account number and hit Enter.
     

Important app features

  • The kill switch is always on. In other words, if the app accidentally disconnects, your internet traffic will be blocked until a secure connection is reestablished or you manually disconnect from the app.
  • DNS leak protection is always on. There is no option to disable it.
  • If you run out of time on your account while connected, your internet traffic will be blocked until you manually disconnect from the app or add more time.
     

Beta 10 updates

These are the issues we've fixed and features we've added:

  • Under Settings, you can now see which app version you're running. There's even a link to our download page for the latest version.
  • When submitting a problem report without an email, you will be asked to confirm that you are intentionally leaving the email field blank.
  • With this version, we are including an updated CRL (certificate revocation list) with newly revoked server certificates.
     

We'd love your feedback

If you encounter any issues, please let us know! We welcome your feedback in any form:

  • Send an email to support@mullvad.net (Mullvad's GPG Key).
  • Write us an anonymous letter.
     

Beta research program

We are currently not taking on more beta testers, but thank you for your interest!