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In this tutorial we will show you how to set up IKEv2 VPN on Android but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.
In order to set up the IKEv2 VPN you will need:
If you still want to set up IKEv2 VPN, go step-by-step through following instructions:
Open the “Play Store” from your Android device, search for “strongSwan VPN Client” and install the app. Or you can find it here.
Open the “strongSwan VPN Client” app.
Tap on “ADD VPN PROFILE” (1).
In the “Server” field (2) enter the hostname of the CactusVPN server you want to connect to.
You can find all the available servers in the service details in your account.
For “VPN Type” (3) select “IKEv2 EAP (Username/Password)”.
In the “Username” and “Password” fields (4), enter your VPN username and VPN password.
You can find them in your account on our website, by going to your service details. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).
Tap on “SAVE” (5).
Now you can see the created connection in the saved profiles list. Tap on it.
A warning will appear, tap “OK” (6).
When the VPN is connected the status will change to “Connected” (7). Also the key icon (8) on the top panel indicates that VPN is connected.
To check if your IP address is changed successfully, tap here.