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Do you want to protect your iPhone against malware and boost its security?

There’s a simple solution to it! Installing one of the best VPN for iPhone that would keep your information safe and private. Here is the Video guide of top 3 VPN services as well.

Apart from keeping your phone’s data secure, it does many great things, such as:

  • Spoof your current location
  • Protect against insecure Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Access videos/websites that are blocked… and so on!

One thing to remember is, internet is a walled-garden. It will restrict your access to some material, while allowing access to some.

But there’s one thing to be sure, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will give you internet freedom like no other.

In this guide, I have explained how to setup VPN on iPhone/iPad and how to use it. The installation setup of VPN remains same for ios devices running the same iOS version i.e. iPhone [6, 7, 8, X, XS, XR]

How to Install VPN on iPhone using App Store

Here is the simple process to setup VPN on iPhone/iPad/iOS from the App Store:

  • Open the App Store

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  • Search for any VPN provider e.g. NordVPN

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  • Press Install icon

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  • Click Open

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  • Enter Username and Password

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  • Click Allow if the notification pops up

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  • Connect to any Server

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  • It will ask you to touch ID

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  • Now start using a VPN!

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How to Manually Setup VPN on iPhone/iPad (PPTP/L2TP/IKEv2)

Except for PureVPN, pretty much all the best VPN apps mentioned above offer support for iOS.

Even if your VPN provider doesn’t offer an iOS app, there is still one way you can secure your iOS device with a VPN.

That said, instead of having the convenience of using the best VPN iPhone apps, you will need to manually configure everything on your iOS device.

Don’t worry though, it’s not all that hard.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • VPN server address
  • Username and password

Got everything ready? Let’s begin…

Step 1: Go to Settings > In the General tab select VPN

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Step 2: Click on Add VPN Configuration > Click Type and select L2TP/PPTP

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Step 3: Enter Description, Server Address, Account, Password etc. as mentioned below

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Description: Give any name to your VPN

Server: Enter Server Address for your VPN (e.g. NordVPN US server address)

Account: Type Username. If you do not have one, then subscribe to NordVPN

RSA SecurID: Make sure it is turned off

Password: Enter your Password

Secret: Enter 12345678

Send All Traffic: Enable this option

Step 4: Click Done

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Step 5: Now click on NordVPN

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Step 6: Hit the VPN status tab at the top-right corner

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That’s it, your VPN is now manually configured on your iOS device.

To enable or disable the newly configured VPN, simply head on over to Settings > VPN and use the toggle button accordingly.

 

How to Manually Setup NordVPN on iPhone (OpenVPN)

Use this installation guide to manually setup OpenVPN connection on your iPhone or iPad. We have taken an example of NordVPN.

  • Before you begin, you will need NordVPN credentials by subscribing to the service
  • Now go to App Store on your iPhone/iPad

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  • Click on the Search icon > Type ‘Openvpn Connect’ in the search bar

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  • Select the app > Press Get icon

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  • Click Open

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Note: Make sure you open this file on a Safari browser

  • Click on Open in “OpenVPN”
  • Enter Username and Password > Then click Add
  • If a message pops up and asking for permission to ‘add OpenVPN as VPN Configuration’, click Allow
  • Enable to connect to VPN
  • You are successfully connected!

 

How to Uninstall VPN Configuration

To uninstall the VPN, you just need to go follow the instructions below:

  • Go to Settings
  • VPN configuration page
  • Click on the VPN connection name g. NordVPN you had made
  • Click Delete tab

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How to Enable VPN once Downloaded on iPhone or iPad

To enable VPN once you have downloaded it, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select VPN option
  • Either Enable or Disable the VPN

 

How to Turn off VPN on iPhone once you Use it

To turn off a VPN connection, just follow the instructions below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select VPN option
  • Turn OFF a VPN connection

 

The Takeaway

As you see in our guide, there’s a handful of ways to install/setup VPN on iPhone. There’s the easy way and there is the easiest way.

In the guide above, I have mentioned all these steps with a screenshot so that users do not find it difficult to follow instructions.

If you do not wish to pay a premium amount on a VPN, you can always go for a free VPN iPhone. However, the risk of getting your online identity being revealed gets higher.