OpenVPN on iOS

OpenVPN on iOS

Tested for configuration:

iPhone SE

OpenVPN Connect 3.2.3 app


Download the OpenVPN Connect app from the App Store, which is the official app since

Stažení OpenVPN iPhone

The VPN server administrator should provide you with a configuration file via email or on an external URL. This file will have the .ovpn extension. Ideally, it will contain connection information and, directly, the certificates needed to connect. Download the file from your email and save it to iPhone. Ok. Unfortunatelly I was not able to open file in OpenVPN app directly.  We'll need some File Manager to open the file. If you don't have one, you can download a simple file manager:

OpenVPN iOS - File Manager

Open the file manager and find the folder where you downloaded the .ovpn configuration file from your email. Hold and choose Open In... and select Copy to OpenVPN Connect

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Fill in the connection details provided by the VPN server administrator and connect.

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Once you have successfully connected, you can see your VPN address and access the internal network.

OpenVPN iOS - Připojeno 

Here you can see the configuration .ovpn file we used.

remote YourPublicIPAddress 1194
cipher AES-256-CBC
dev tun
proto tcp
script-security 2
user nobody
group nobody

push "redirect-gateway autolocal def1"
push "redirect-gateway def1"

//paste certificate here

//paste certificate here

//paste certificate here

Tip: If you can't access the internal network after connecting, contact your VPN administrator. From the VPN range, the router must be allowed a rule of access to other networks, as well as whether or not to see each other's VPN users. The settings how to enable OpenVPN on MikroTik routers can be found on this blog.

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