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Manual connection setup on iPad / iPhone

OpenVPN is the popular protocol that our advanced servers use to provide additional functionality. This is an alternative connection method in case you are having trouble with our native iOS app. Here are the steps to configure your iOS device to connect via this connection method:

  1. Go to the App store with your iPad/iPhone.


     
  2. Tap on Search.


     
  3. Enter openvpn connect in the search bar.
  4. Tap on the installation button.


     
  5. Sign in to iTunes store with your account and tap OK.


     
  6. After the successful installation, download the .OVPN configuration file here: https://nordvpn.com/servers/#recommended . Make sure to use the Safari browser.

  7. Select Open in OpenVPN.


     
  8. Enter your NordVPN credentials and mark the password to be saved in a keychain, and tap on the "ADD" button in the top right corner.


     
  9. You will get a pop-up asking about permission to add OpenVPN to your VPN configurations. Click Allow.


     
  10. Tap on the button to connect to VPN.


     
  11. You have successfully connected.


     
  12. To change a server, tap on the slider button to disconnect and then tap on the on the other imported profile to connect to the other server.


     
  13. To disconnect tap on the same button as to connect.

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