How to Set Up and Configure VPN Services on iPhone and iPad

Safeguard your data from trackers and spammers! Head over to this thorough guide to set up and configure VPN services on your iPhone and iPad.

In the wake of rampant Cybercrimes like WannaCry Ransomware attack, it’s better to be extra cautious to ward off hacking, phishing and spamming. One of the easiest ways through which you can provide the additional layer of safeguard to your private data is by using VPN (Virtual Private Network) apps. In this quick guide, I’m going to show you how you can set up and configure VPN services on your iPhone.

Using VPN apps, you can easily change your virtual location. Stop trackers from following you on the web. What’s more, they can also keep your online privacy secure. Let’s head over to get started with your favorite VPN apps!

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How to Set up and Configure VPN Services on iPhone and iPadHow to Add VPN Configuration on iPhone and iPad

Note: Check out these best iPhone VPN apps to pick out a suitable option as per your specific needs.

Step #1. Download your favorite VPN app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Launch it.

Step #3. Now, allow it to have VPN configured on your device.

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How to Set Up VPN Service on iPhone and iPad

Note: Get the setup information such as a server, remote ID, username, and password. You can contact your VPN service or ask your system administrator for help.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, tap on VPN.

Tap on VPN on iPhoneNote: If you have installed only one VPN app, you will get the option to turn on/off right next to VPN. In case, you have installed and enabled more than one app, you will have to tap on VPN to get the option to configure and enable/disable status.

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Step #3. Now, tap on the VPN client.

Tap on the VPN clientStep #4. Finally, turn on the switch.

Turn on the switch to connect the VPNHow to Manually Configure VPN on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device. Then tap on VPN.

Step #2. Next, tap on Add VPN Configuration.

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Tap on Add VPN ConfigurationStep #3. Now, you need to tap on Type.

Tap on TypeStep #4. Next up, choose the VPN type.

There are three options: IKEv2, IPSec, or L2TP. Then tap on Add Configuration at the top left corner.

Choose the VPN type, then tap on Add Configuration at the top left cornerStep #5. Now, you have to enter VPN settings information such as description, server, remote ID.

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Enter VPN settings information such as, description, server, remote IDThen, you need to enter your authentication log in i.e., your username or certificate and password.

Step #6. Tap on either Manual or Auto if you use a proxy. Then, tap on Done.

Tap on either Manual or Auto Then, tap on DoneStep #7. Finally, turn on the status switch under VPN configuration.

Turn on the status switch under VPN configurationWrap up:

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Which is your favorite VPN app for iOS and why? Share your feedback in the comments below.

Though I don’t use VPN app all the time, whenever I think it’s important to keep my private data secure, I make sure to use it. Luckily, there are tons of VPN apps for iPhone that make the task of browsing the web securely so straightforward. Agreed, nothing can be 100% secure. However, the more safeguarded you are from spammers, the better it is.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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