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In this tutorial we will show you how to set up OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.
In order to set up the OpenVPN you will need:
To skip the manual setup and for more features we recommend to use the CactusVPN App for iPhone.
If you still want to set up OpenVPN manually, go step-by-step through following instructions:
OpenVPN protocol requires the OpenVPN Connect app to be installed. Download and install it.
Start the OpenVPN Connect app and tap Agree.
Download the OpenVPN Configuration Files and unzip the downloaded file.
You can find lots of free apps in app store that can help you do that. In this tutorial we have used Unzip.
Using the Unzip app, open the folder you unzipped in the previous step.
Tap the (i) icon for the server you want to use and tap on Send.
Choose the OpenVPN app. This will start OpenVPN Connect app.
Tap on ADD to import the selected configuration file.
Type your VPN username in the Username field, tick the Save password checkbox and type your VPN password in the Password field.
You can find your VPN username and password in your account on our website, by going to Settings. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the web account credentials (What is the difference?).
Tap on Allow to allow the OpenVPN Connect app to add VPN Configurations on your device.
Tap the on/off toggle button to connect/disconnect VPN.
Only the first time you will try to connect to VPN you will be asked to allow OpenVPN to enable a VPN connection. Tap Yes.
Once accepted, OpenVPN will connect.
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