ExpressVPN Free Trial 2024: How to Get it Free for 7 & 30 Days

By Novak Bozovic / September 4, 2023

There are 2 ways to get your ExpressVPN free trial. If you have an iOS or Android phone, you can sign up for an ExpressVPN 7-day free trial. That way, you won't be charged immediately, as you'll have 7 full days to test-drive the VPN. There's also a full ExpressVPN 30-day trial available via the VPN's site in the form of money-back guarantees.

It all comes down to whether you're interested in paying upfront for ExpressVPN. If you're not, you can get your 7-day ExpressVPN trial on a mobile device. And if you can pay, you'll get to rely on the VPN's 30-day money-back policy. That means you'll have 30 days to test-drive the VPN and get your money back if you change your mind.

Also, there's one very important difference between the two options. Using the 30-day trial (or 30-day money-back guarantees, more precisely), you'll get to test every premium VPN feature on all your devices. The 7-day trial is limited to Android and iOS only, so you won't experience everything ExpressVPN offers (you'll be using a mobile version, after all).

We understand if you're confused by ExpressVPN's trial offer. So, in this article, we'll show you how to get your ExpressVPN free trial (both the 30-day and 7-day trial), and we'll also discuss which of the trial options you should pick while also answering questions about how to use and even cancel your trial.

How to Get ExpressVPN Free Trial for 30 Days

To get your ExpressVPN free trial for 30 days, you must sign up for the VPN via its site. You'll need to pay for your chosen subscription - but you'll have 30 full days to test the VPN and get your money back if you change your mind.


ExpressVPN's money-back policy is straightforward - there's no fine print or any specific requirements. If you change your mind during the first 30 days of your subscription, simply contact the VPN and ask for your money back. As simple as that.

And now, here's how to get ExpressVPN for free for 30 days:

1. First, head over to ExpressVPN's site.

2. Click the button that says: "Start Your Trial Today."

ExpressVPN Free Trial Homepage Banner

3. Pick a subscription (ExpressVPN's 30-day money-back policy applies to all plans).

ExpressVPN Pricing Structure

4. Type in your email address, which you'll use to access your subscription later.

Signing Up for ExpressVPN Free Trial

5. You also need to pick a payment method. Then, fill out the required information.


ExpressVPN issues refunds in USD only. Due to Forex and cryptocurrency trading, prices can fluctuate. You might get refunded a slightly different amount than the one you initially paid in Bitcoin or your local currency.

6. You’ll be redirected to your ExpressVPN account dashboard (keep this page open in the background), where you can download the app for your device.

ExpressVPN Account Dashboard

7. Install the VPN and launch it.

8. Use your ExpressVPN activation code to log in to your account (paste your activation code from your online dashboard).

Going Through Initial ExpressVPN Setup

9. You'll now gain full and unrestricted access to the VPN, so initialize your session. That's it!

If you need more detailed info on setting up your ExpressVPN trial, we offer an excellent guide covering 60+ devices supported by this VPN. That said, here's how to set up ExpressVPN.

How to Get ExpressVPN Free Trial for 7 Days

To get your ExpressVPN free trial for 7 days, you need to pick a subscription using the VPN's app for iOS/Android and sign up - but you'll be charged once your 7-day trial ends. If you cancel before your trial expires, you won't be charged. So, this really is a 100% free option.


A payment method must be linked to your Apple ID or Google Account. Any payment method will do fine, and if you don't have one - you'll be asked to add your credit card details while signing up for ExpressVPN's trial.

Here's how to get ExpressVPN for free for 7 days:

1. Navigate to ExpressVPN's App Store/Play Store listing using the provided link.

2. Download the VPN to your mobile device and then launch it.

Downloading ExpressVPN from iOS App Store

3. Tap "Start 7-Day Trial."

4. Enter your email address, tap "Continue," then pick "Start Your Free Trial."

ExpressVPN Free Trial iPhone

5. You'll be asked to authenticate your purchase - but know that you won't be charged. More precisely, you'll be charged only if you don't cancel your trial on time.

6. You should now have full access to ExpressVPN for 7-days, so test it out. That's it!

If you need more detailed information, here's how to install ExpressVPN on iPhones and iPads, as well as how to install ExpressVPN on Android.

ExpressVPN Free Trial vs. Money Back Guarantee - Which One Should You Pick?

We recommend picking ExpressVPN's 30-day money-back guarantee instead of using its 7-day trial, as it comes as a better option for many different reasons.

First, the 7-day free trial is only available through the App Store (iOS, iPadOS) and Google Play Store (Android). The 30-day refund method is available through the official ExpressVPN site, which is more convenient.

There's another apparent benefit - you'll get your ExpressVPN 30-day trial, miles ahead of the 7-day period you get on Android and iOS. Even better, you won't have to put up with limitations. For example, on iOS, you don't get the kill switch and split tunneling features. You'll also get 5 simultaneous connections instead of 8 (which you get when subscribing via the website)

Then, you'll get a chance to save. On mobile devices, ExpressVPN will likely offer its monthly subscription, priced at $12.95. When buying ExpressVPN's long-term plan using its site, you'll see its annual subscription that comes with 3 extra months, reducing the price to $6.67 per month, which means you'll save 49%.

If you end up buying a subscription through in-app purchases on iOS/Android and decide you're not happy with the service within 30 days, you won't be able to get your money back.

Refunds for purchases through the App Store or Google Play Store must go through Apple or Google - not through ExpressVPN. Therefore, 30-day money-back guarantees don't apply in those specific cases.

Will I Be Charged After ExpressVPN's Free Trial Ends?

Yes, you will be charged once your ExpressVPN free trial ends. That applies to ExpressVPN's 7-day trial, available on mobile devices only.

The VPN will charge you for its annual subscription ($99.99 every 12 months), and you won't get to pick any other plan. That also means your Apple ID or Google Account must have a credit card linked (or any other payment method supported by your mobile operating system). If you don't have one, your ExpressVPN trial will refuse to activate.

As a reminder, we'll say that ExpressVPN won't charge you for the trial. It comes free, and you'll be charged once your trial ends. To avoid getting charged, cancel your trial at least 24 hours before it's due to end.

However, if you sign up via ExpressVPN's website, you will be charged immediately - but you'll have multiple subscription plans to choose from, and you'll retain your right to change your mind during the first 30 days of your subscription. That applies even to ExpressVPN's monthly plan, which is not something we see often.

How Much Will ExpressVPN Cost After the Free Trials Ends?

Currently, ExpressVPN's price after the free trial is $99.99 per year. You won't see an option to pick any other plan, so you'll have to accept those terms.

We'll remind you that ExpressVPN's trial is available on iOS, iPadOS, and Android only. You won't be charged immediately, but you must have a payment method linked to your Apple ID or Google Account. That's because ExpressVPN's trial is treated as an in-app purchase.

Also, since we're talking about an in-app purchase here, you won't get to count on the VPN's 30-day money-back guarantee. On top of that, you won't get to count on using ExpressVPN 3 months free, which is a perk available only on its website (when you buy its annual plan).

Is ExpressVPN Free?

No, ExpressVPN isn't free - it's a premium-priced VPN service. There has never been an option to get a free tier, and we don't expect to see one in the future.

So, you can't get an ExpressVPN account free of charge - unless you get its trial version on your iOS or Android device. As you know by now, that trial lasts 7 days (giving you unrestricted access to the mobile VPN app), and you won't be able to use it again. In other words, you'll need to pay for ExpressVPN once your trial ends.

For more detailed info, here's our guide that explains how much is ExpressVPN.

Does the ExpressVPN Free Trial Require Payment Details?

Yes, ExpressVPN's trial requires your payment details. In other words, your Apple ID or Google Account needs to have a payment method set up.

In general, Apple IDs and Google Accounts support several types of credit cards. However, other payment methods are available in certain regions, such as PayPal or gift cards that let you add funds without linking a credit card.

For more information on the supported payment methods, check these Apple and Google support pages, and make sure to find your country there.

Can I Download & Use the ExpressVPN Free Trial MOD APK File Available Online?

You'll find various modded APK files all over the Web that claim to give you ExpressVPN's free trial or a free account for free. However, those files are incredibly dangerous to use.

Modded APK files (MOD APK files) are used on Android to install cracked versions of premium apps, giving you access to their features without paying. However, in most cases, those files contain malware with deep system privileges (learn more about TeaBot, FluBot, and other types of Android malware).

In other words, once you install modded APK files, they turn into apps with access to your data. That can include your contacts, messages, photos, and anything else.

On top of that, VPNs work by letting you connect to their servers, which means they're live services with advanced systems for detecting malicious attempts. In other words, we'll be very direct with you - and say there's not a single modded ExpressVPN APK file that works.

How Many Times Can You Get an ExpressVPN Free Trial Account?

You won't be able to use your ExpressVPN trial more than once. That's because your Apple ID or Google Account will show that you've already used it in the past, so you won't be able to get an ExpressVPN free trial account again.

In theory, you can use ExpressVPN's trial as often as you want - as long as you switch between different (new) Apple IDs or Google Accounts. However, that means you'll lose access to the apps you've already installed, so that method isn't very practical.

In other words, we strongly recommend focusing your attention on ExpressVPN's trial while testing the VPN, helping you decide whether to keep your subscription.

Can You Renew Your ExpressVPN Free Trial Account?

No, there’s no option to renew your ExpressVPN free trial account. When the 30-day period is over, you’re no longer covered by their money-back guarantee.

The only way to “renew” your ExpressVPN 30-day trial account is to cancel your subscription, ask for a refund, and create a new account with a different email address. That way, you get a brand-new account once again covered by the 30-day refund policy.

Can You Get the ExpressVPN Free Trial on Two Devices?

Yes, you can use ExpressVPN's trial on multiple devices, as this VPN lets you use up to 8 devices simultaneously with one subscription.

If you need to use more than 8 devices at once, you’ll have to:

Here's our complete guide on how to use ExpressVPN on multiple devices, where we explain all of the options mentioned above.

Can You Get ExpressVPN's Free Trial Account Without a Credit Card?

Yes, you can get ExpressVPN's trial with no credit card, as this VPN supports other payment methods.

More precisely, ExpressVPN offers a wide range of other payment methods besides credit cards, such as PayPal, Bitcoin, Alipay, UnionPay, Klarna, iDeal, WebMoney, Giropay, Interac Money, Yandex Money, OnceCard, Mint, FanaPay, Maestro, Tenpay, and Sofort.

Are There Any Requirements to Qualify for ExpressVPN's 30-Day Refund?

No, because their money-back guarantee is technically a no-questions-asked policy. So, you shouldn't face any problems if you decide to get your money back.

There is this little bit in their ToS section, though:

Any change to the original purchase, such as upgrading to an extended billing term or purchasing additional licenses under the same account, shall constitute a waiver of the Money Back Guarantee option.

The wording is a bit vague, so we reached out to ExpressVPN over live chat to get clarification. One of their helpful reps took the time to explain what that meant. So, here's the idea:

  1. Let's say you bought a monthly subscription just like we did.
  2. Within the 30-day money-back period, you upgrade your monthly plan to a yearly plan.
  3. The refund policy will no longer cover your initial payment (the monthly plan). But your second payment (the yearly plan) will be covered.
ExpressVPN chat support
Makes more sense now.

So, to be 100% safe, don't buy additional plans or change your subscription during the 30 days. Otherwise, your first payment won't be refundable anymore.

Don't Other VPNs Offer Refund Policies Too? What's So Special About ExpressVPN?

Yes, they do. However, unlike ExpressVPN, their policies come with specific requirements, and if you don't meet those requirements, you won't get a refund. For example, you cannot exceed a specific bandwidth limit (like 10GB).

With ExpressVPN, you get a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. So, no matter how much bandwidth you use up or how long you stay connected to their servers, you'll still get a refund if you ask for it within 30 days of your purchase.

In some cases, you can even get a refund past the 30 days if you can prove the service didn't work and that you tried to contact ExpressVPN to solve the problem.

ExpressVPN refund policy

If we compare ExpressVPN to other VPN free trial options, you'll see that ExpressVPN is ahead of its competition in terms of its features and customer support. Alternatives exist, but none of those can match what ExpressVPN offers.

How to Cancel ExpressVPN Free Trial?

There are different ways to cancel your ExpressVPN trial on Apple and Android devices, as you'll need to cancel an in-app purchase. So, here's what you need to do.


Just below, you'll find quick instructions on canceling your ExpressVPN free trial on Android and iOS devices. For more in-depth info if you used the VPN's website to sign up, here's our guide on how to cancel your ExpressVPN subscription and get a refund.

Cancel ExpressVPN's Free Trial on iPhone & iPad

To cancel recurring payments (subscriptions) on your iPhone or iPad, you need to use the Settings app (which comes as the easiest method). Here's how to cancel ExpressVPN:

  1. Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your name, visible at the top of your screen.
  3. Tap "Subscriptions."
  4. Select "ExpressVPN."
  5. Tap "Cancel Subscription." Confirm when prompted. That's it!

Cancel ExpressVPN's Free Trial on Android

The easiest way to cancel ExpressVPN's free trial on Android is to use the Google Play app. So, you'll want to take the following steps:

  1. Navigate to "Play Store" on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Select your profile icon, visible in the top-right corner.
  3. Go to Payments & Subscriptions > Subscriptions.
  4. You now need to tap "ExpressVPN."
  5. Tap "Cancel Subscription" and confirm your decision.

You can also cancel your Android-related subscriptions using this Google support page. Use the provided link and select 'Cancel a Subscription' to get started.

Final Thoughts

ExpressVPN gives you two solid options - its 7-day trial on mobile devices and its 30-day trial that relies on money-back guarantees. Both those methods require your payment information, but as explained in this guide, there are major differences to keep in mind.

We recommend you get ExpressVPN's 30-day trial via its website, which is how you'll get to test-drive this VPN on all your devices and with no limitations. Also, you'll eliminate any risk as you can always change your mind and have your money back.


Who Can Get an ExpressVPN Free Trial Account?

New customers (those who have not been ExpressVPN subscribers before) can get ExpressVPN's free trial account.

How Long Does the ExpressVPN Free Trial Last?

If you buy a subscription through their site, you’re covered by their no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee. So, you'll get your ExpressVPN 30-day trial that way.

Is There a 7-Day Trial for ExpressVPN?

Yes, ExpressVPN offers a 7-day free trial. However, that option is available only on Android phones, iPhones, and iPads. Also, you'll need to have a credit card added to your Apple ID.

How Do I Get a 30-Day Free Trial on ExpressVPN?

To get ExpressVPN's 30-day trial, sign up for the VPN using its site. Then, you'll get to use it for 30 days, and you'll get a full refund if you change your mind.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Refund from ExpressVPN?

It usually takes up to 7 business days to get your money back if you decide to cancel your ExpressVPN subscription.

Does the ExpressVPN Free Trial Work on Any Device?

Yes, all free trials for ExpressVPN let you test-drive them on any device. That means your credentials will be valid on any device or platform this VPN supports.

Can You Renew the 7-Day Free Trial?

No. Once the trial is over, you can't uninstall, re-download, re-install the ExpressVPN app, and use a different email address to get a new trial.

How Do I Get 3 Months Free on ExpressVPN?

You get ExpressVPN 3 months free when you subscribe to its annual plan, which comes as a risk-free purchase since it's covered by a 30-day money-back policy. That means your initial billing period will be 15 (instead of 12) months.

Does ExpressVPN Have a Free Trial?

Yes, ExpressVPN offers two types of free trials. You can get its 7-day trial on Android and iOS, or you can get its 30-day trial via the ExpressVPN site, meaning you'll sign up and then get to use its 30-day money-back policy.

How Do I Get ExpressVPN for Free Forever?

You can't get ExpressVPN for free forever - as there's no free trial hack in this case. There's no ExpressVPN lifetime subscription or anything similar, which means you'll need to pay for the VPN.

How to Get ExpressVPN for Free?

You can get ExpressVPN for free by signing up on its website and paying for a subscription. Then, cancel your subscription and ask for a refund within the first 30 days.

That would be all you need to know about the ExpressVPN free trial. If you have any questions about any of the free trials for ExpressVPN, let us know via the comments section below.

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