The OpenVPN team has created an iOS app that works on your iPhone, iPad a similar devices. To set up OpenVPN we will:

  • Install the correct app
  • Import the OpenVPN configuration file

Install the OpenVPN App

The app for iOS has the same name as the Android app, namely OpenVPN connect. To install the app:

On your phone:

  1. Open the appstore
  2. Search for ‘OpenVPN Connect’
  3. Select ‘OpenVPN Connect’ by OpenVPN Technologies
  4. Install the app

On your computer:

  1. Go to this appstore link
  2. Click ‘Open in iTunes’
  3. Install the app to your device

The OpenVPN Connect app should now be installed on your Apple iOS device.

Configure OpenVPN Connect

Once the app is installed you can import your configuration file. Depending on your provider you received this file by email.

Make sure that you have downloaded the configuration file (which ends in .ovpn) is downloaded to your phone. To do this:

  1. Open your email
  2. Navigate to the email with your .ovpn file
  3. Select the .ovpn file
  4. Open it with the OpenVPN Connect app
  5. You are now connected

Checking your connection

To check if your connection is secure navigate to this website. It will show your public IP address. If you setup OpenVPN on iOS correctly, this is the same as  your VPN server IP

You can find your VPN server IP in the welcome email you received.

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