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How To Use OpenVPN on iPhone , iPad , iPod Touch



To connect to NicVPN on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will need to install the OpenVPN Connect client and download your VPN configuration file. It is recommended to follow these instructions in order.

 

Step 1 : OpenVPN protocol requires the OpenVPN software to be installed. Download and install it.During the installation you need to enter Apple ID and Password.Please wait until the installation is complete.

OpenVPN on iPhone

Step 2 : Download VPN configuration file

Download the NicVPN config files to your Mac/PC and unzip. Within the extracted folder are the config files which represent each server in the NiCVPN network. You will need one or more of these files in the next step depending on whether you want to connect to a server in a single location or wish to have all the locations available on your iPhone.

Step 3 : To upload the configurations file/s into OpenVPN Connect, you have to either upload them to a cloud storage service such as dropbox or email them to yourself (or use AirDrop if you know how to use it).

  • To use dropbox, upload the config file/s to your dropbox account. On the iPhone, open Dropbox and select a config file. Click on the share icon (square with an arrow pointing up) in the top right corner. Tap on the Open in icon and then tap Copy to OpenVPN.
  • To email, send the config file/s to an email address that is accessible on your device. Open your mail box in IOS device , touch an attachment and select “Open in OpenVPN”.

OpenVPN on iPhone

 

Step 4 : Tap the green “+” button to add the server.

OpenVPN on iPhone

Step 5 : Enter your VPN username and password. Click on the save slider if you wish to save your username and password. Click on the Connection slider (under the disconnected button) to initiate the connection.

If you haven’t made an account you can get a free vpn account Here.

If you see a message asking you whether to “Allow OpenVPN to enable VPN connection” click Yes

OpenVPN on iPhone

 

Step 6 : Once connected you will see the new status Connected and also a VPN status bar icon. You can click on the + symbol to see more information about your connection.

OpenVPN on iPhone

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