About the Firewall + VPN category

Brave now offers Brave Firewall + VPN, available for download from the App Store. This partnership allows people to take back control of their own data, browse the Web, and use their apps more safely and securely.

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Please use this category for questions about how to use the Firewall + VPN, how it works, or if you encounter an issue and need help resolving it. Brave and Guardian team members will be here to assist you.

Note: Questions or concerns surrounding pricing and/or refunds should be directed at Apple support.

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  • The iOS version on that device ( Settings --> About --> Software Version )
  • A detailed description of the behavior
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Does this VPN stop WhatsApp from seeing or using my data?.

Hi! This is a great question. The Firewall + VPN work together to block 3rd party trackers within the websites and apps you use on your device.

The VPN encrypts your information so that it cannot be snagged while in transit to the destination. If you are using WhatsApp, your information will move from your device to this app through the VPN and is fully encrypted. Only WhatsApp would be able to decrypt the information that you are sending to it such as you sending a message in a group. This would be the destination.

If this app includes a 3rd party tracker to grab additional data, this will be blocked each time it requests the data. If you want to use WhatsApp and are concerned about what WhatsApp sees, you will have to review and adjust privacy settings for this specific app.

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