How to Connect VPN on iPhone?

Juhil Mendpara

Content Manager

“Privacy. That’s an iPhone.” Apple’s been promoting many ads with this tagline for quite some time. Honestly, iPhone’s the best for privacy in the smartphone market ⁠— it uses end-to-end encryption to protect data. All the iPhone apps are thoroughly examined before adding to the App Store, and they don’t overshare information.

However, you aren’t entirely private, even if you are using an iPhone. They do share information with third-party developers and NSA-like government agencies. Plus, if you are using, say, Public WiFi, you expose your data and traffic, making yourself vulnerable to eavesdropping, WiFi spoofing, etc.

We are mentioning all this because even though you think your privacy is perfectly safe, it’s not so in reality if you use the iPhone. If you want total privacy, you need to connect with a VPN. Not only does it keep your data safe from public WiFis,
ISP, government, and third-parties, it also lets you access geo-restricted content, overcome ISP bandwidth throttling, & bypass other censorship.

Now that you know you need a VPN, let’s come to the topic of today:

How to connect VPN on iPhone?

Connecting a VPN on iPhone is pretty straightforward if you use a VPN provider with an iOS app. Most quality VPNs like NordVPN, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, or others from our recommended list have one. 

So, sign up with one such VPN and download their iOS app. When you install it, you will be asked to install VPN configurations on your device. Click “Allow” for auto-configuration. Then, you’ll have to enter your phone’s passcode to permit to change VPN settings. That’s about it; your VPN is ready to use.

To connect, follow these three steps:

  1. 1
    Open Settings General.
  2. 2
    Select the VPN tab in there.
  3. 3
    Select the VPN client and turn on the VPN.

If you are using it for personal use, this is the best option to use a VPN on your iPhone. However, if your job requires you to connect to a specific server or you can’t auto-connect, there’s a manual way as well.

Manual VPN configuration on the iPhone.

Follow the following steps to configure a VPN client manually:

  1. 1
    Open Settings General.
  2. 2
    Tap on VPN and “Add VPN Configuration.”
  3. 3
    Tap Type and select the VPN protocol your provider offers. It’s from IKEv2, IPSec, or L2TP.
  4. 4
    Now, enter a description, server, remote ID, and username & password.
  5. 5
    Click Done once all the details are entered.

You are connected to a VPN.

Wrapping UP

Using a VPN on iPhone is super-easy. Either use a VPN provider and let the device connect to the VPN client automatically, enter a few details manually and connect on your own. Either way, we recommend using a VPN for numerous reasons, in spite of the fact that the iPhone values privacy more than competitors.

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