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Setup Tutorials

How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone & iPod Touch

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

Requirements

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

  1. An iOS device that supports the PPTP VPN protocol. PPTP is not supported on iOS 10 and higher.
  2. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  3. Your VPN username, password and VPN server address. You can find them in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

Recommendations

  • To skip the manual setup and for more features we recommend to use the CactusVPN App for iOS.
  • PPTP is not the best option for online security and privacy. We recommend using OpenVPN or IKEv2.

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

PPTP VPN Setup instructions

To set up PPTP VPN on iPhone follow this step by step tutorial:

  1. Go to Settings (1).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 1

  2. Tap on General (2).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 2

  3. Select VPN (3).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 3

  4. Tap on Add VPN Configuration… (4).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 4

    Tap on “Type” (5).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 5

  5. Tap on PPTP (6).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 6

  6. Set up the fields (7) as following:

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

    In the Server field type the IP address of a CactusVPN server.

    You can find IP addresses of all our servers in your account on our website, by going to Settings.

    Account: Enter your VPN username.

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

    RSA SecureID: Select OFF

    Password: Type your VPN password.

    Encryption level: Select Auto

    Send all traffic: Turn ON.

    Tap on Done (8).

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 7

  7. A warning will appear. Tap on Save.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 8

  8. Now your PPTP VPN on iPhone connection is created, you can now connect (9) to VPN from your iPhone or iPod.

    How to set up PPTP VPN on iPhone: Step 9

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