How to set up OpenVPN on iOS (iPhone & iPad)

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Ferdian Alfianto

Ferdian Alfianto

Ferdian Alfianto is an Internet enthusiast, Mac Lover; likes using Wordpress, experimenting with Linux (especially Debian and Ubuntu), tinkering with pfSense routers, happy experimenting with LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) and Redis. You can contact me here.

After the previous we had build your own OpenVPN server on VPS, and after setting up the OpenVPN client on our company so that we can play the Point Blank Revolution Garena game, the advantage of having our own OpenVPN server is that we can create as many users as we want. And we can use it for all the devices we have, such as desktop computers, laptops, iPads, iPhones, Android phones & tablets, etc.

This time I will provide a tutorial on how to set up OpenVPN on iOS (iPhone & iPad).

The first step is with download the Open applicationVPN Connect via the iTunes Apps Store in the desktop version of iTunes or directly from your iPhone or iPad. Make sure that both iTunes and the iPhone / iPad already have the OpenVPN Connect application before we go to the next step.

Connect our iPhone / iPad to iTunes. Once connected, select your iPhone / iPad on the option "DEVICES", Then select the tab"Apps“, Then scroll down, select OpenVPN. See the image below for clarity (click image for large size).

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After the display appears as above, click the button "Add“, And add files ovpn and ca.crt. Then press the "Sync“, In order to ensure that the two files are transferred to the iPhone / iPad.

Then run the OpenVPN Connect application on your iPhone / iPad. The display will appear as shown below. Indicates that the ovpn & ca.crt file is recognized by OpenVPN Connect, and will automatically be read as a profile.
Click the button "+"To add a profile to our iPhone / iPad.

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If the internal certificate doesn't come out, just add it to the internal certificate from your iPhone / iPad. See the picture below.

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Then enter the username & password that you created on the OpenVPN server. Press the button "Save"If you want to save your username & password. To initiate a connection, slide the small button under the “Disconnected” status. If the connection is successful, the connection status will appear as shown below.

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Finally, open the Safari browser (or your other favorite browser), visit the site www.whatismyip.com, if it shows the OpenVPN server ip address, it means the connection was successful. See the picture below.

openvpn-ios-check-connection

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