Step Wise Instructions to Setup an OpenVPN Connection on your iOS Device

An OpenVPN connection is the most secured one among all the commonly used protocols by the VPN providers. A factor supporting its high level of security is that it uses a different application for the setup and configuration of an OpenVPN connection on any device or a system. Similarly, for iOS based devices, creating an OpenVPN connection requires the user to download a dedicated application to enable them use the OpenVPN connection, which requires a jailbreak for iOS devices. GuizmOVPN is the application available for iOS devices including iTouch, iPhone and iPad, which you can get easily across the internet. However, a step wise guide provided below helps you create and configure an OpenVPN connection on your iOS device.

Download the GuizmOVPN application to your device to get started with the setup.

  • To begin with the configuration of the OpenVPN connection on your iOS device, you need to start the process right from the ‘Home Screen’. Locate the GuizmOVPN application and tap on it to start the application.
  • You will see two options in the application’s homepage, ‘Connect’ and ‘Download new configuration’. Tap on the second option ‘Download new configuration’ to get the configuration files for the VPN service that you will be using with this connection.
  • Here you will get a list of several configurations, from which you can select the one available to be used with the VPN service offered by your VPN provider. For a better access, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the ‘Other’ option to define a configuration path manually.
  • You will get a small box labeled ‘Download’ and having a text field. Paste the address for downloading the required configuration file, which you can get from the welcome mail or by contacting the customer support service. Tap on ‘OK’ to start downloading the file.
  • After the download is finished, the file will be added to the list of available configurations. Tap on the newly installed configuration and change its name to the one that will be easy for you to recognize the connection for a later use.
  • Also, change other options available in the configuration file including ‘Auto send’ and ‘Disconnect fix’ to ‘ON’ to use the VPN service in a better manner.
  • Save the settings and return to the connection page of the application. Tap on the ‘Connect’ option to turn on the connection feature for establishing the connection. After selecting the configuration for connecting to the server, your device will try to establish a connection with the VPN server through the available configuration settings. You need to wait for the connection to be established.
  • After the connection is created successfully, you will see a VPN badge on the top of the screen. Thus, you can confirm the connection from the badge displayed at the top of the screen of your device.
  • After connecting with the VPN server, you must make a check for the IP address of your device displayed on the network to ensure that you are now able to surf anonymously through the VPN service.

Thus, you are now able to configure an OpenVPN connection on your iOS device and surf anonymously with high security.

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