How To Set Up A VPN On iOS? – Step-By-Step Guide

Setting up a VPN on any device is an easy task when using the client-side software for this purpose. The client-side app gives us the ease to simply configure and get connected to a VPN in a matter of seconds. In the case of iOS devices, the same thing is applicable. A lot of VPN service providers offer you VPN apps compatible with almost all devices including iOS. But what will you do if you have taken a paid subscription and your iOS app is not working? In that case, you won’t be able to access your VPN services on your iOS devices. Now we have to do a manual configuration of your VPN on the iOS device. Here I will help you to sort out the following problems related to setting a VPN on an iOS device.

  • How do I set up a VPN on my iPhone without an app?
  • Is VPN allowed in iOS?
  • How do I enable VPN?
  • How do I set up a VPN manually in iOS?

How to Set up or Configure a VPN on iOS manually?

Now all these issues will be covered in this article and we will try to get a to-the-point solution for them. You have to follow the given simple steps to get your VPN configured on your iOS device manually.

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ of the phone and tap on ‘General’.

  2. Here you will find a ‘VPN’ option. Simply tap on the ‘VPN’ option.

  3. Now here you can check the VPN status, if it is connected or not. From here you have to tap on the ‘Add VPN configuration’.

  4. Now the VPN configuration screen would get displayed. All the information related to the VPN connection has to be entered in the respective text fields. The information includes:

    • Type of VPN such as IKEv2, IPSec, L2TP.
    • Description of the VPN server.
    • Server ID and Remote ID.
    • User name and password.

    All these details are provided by the VPN service provider when you get subscribed to the VPN.

  5. After entering all the information tap on ‘Done’. Now all the settings you have done are saved.

  6. Finally, tap on the ‘Status’ slider to get connected to the VPN.

  7. The same slider is needed to be tapped to disconnect the VPN.

Finally you have successfully configured a VPN connection on your iOS device. Simply connect to your VPN and enjoy the VPN services.


Hopefully this article would help you to navigate through all the steps to get you VPN configured on your iOS device.

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