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Setup Tutorials

How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone & iPod Touch but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Requirements

In order to set up the IKEv2 VPN you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. Your VPN username, password and VPN server IKEv2 hostname. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

If you still want to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:

IKEv2 VPN Setup Instructions

  1. Go to Settings.

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone: Step 1
  2. Tap on VPN (2).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone: Step 2
  3. Tap on Add VPN configuration… (3).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone: Step 3
  4. Make sure that Type is IKEv2 (4).

    Set up the fields (5) as following:

    Description: Give a name to connection so you would remember what connection you use. We recommend to use CactusVPN here.

    Server: type the hostname of a CactusVPN server.

    You can find all the available servers in Settings -> VPN Servers in your account on our website.

    Remote ID: type the same hostname you typed in the Server field.

    Username and Password (6): Enter your VPN username and VPN password.

    You can find your VPN username and password in the client area on our website, by going to Settings -> VPN Username & Password. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials (What is the difference?).

    Tap Done (7).

    How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone: Step 4

Now your IKEv2 VPN on iPhone connection is created and you can start using it by switching ON the Status toggle (8).

How to set up IKEv2 VPN on iPhone: Step 5

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