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iOS OpenVPN Manual Setup
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This type of connection is available only for premium subscriptions.


Download and install the OpenVPN Connect client from the App Store.



Download the OpenVPN server configuration files from


Open the location where you saved the file, then proceed to extract the files.

Each server has its own configuration file and will end in .ovpn.

Open the extracted folder and select the server you want to connect to.



Tap on the OVPN file > then tap on the blue icon with an arrow > chose the "OpenVPN Connect" app icon:



It will launch the OpenVPN app on your device.


You will see the name of the server you just added and below it the "ADD" button. Click on that button.

Insert your VPN username (you'll find it on your account page next to the password), then you can choose to save the password by selecting the "Save" toggle switch.

Tap Connect and then Allow:



On the next screen, it may require inserting your iPhone passcode to apply the settings.

Activate the VPN connection by using the button near the server name:



You should now be connected to the VPN. 


  • If you run into any issues, please contact our support team through our support center.


Note: The OpenVPN files correspond with airport codes to shorten file names. More info can be found here.

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