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Installing the NordVPN IKEv2 application on macOS

This article will help you set up the NordVPN application on your Mac and connect to a VPN server. This app uses the reliable and fast IKEv2/IPSec VPN protocol, which meets the highest security standards.

Note: The IKEv2 app is compatible with macOS 10.12 and later versions.

Downloading and installing:

  1. Click this link to find the NordVPN IKEv2 app on the Mac App Store:

  2. Click on the View in Mac App Store icon.

  3. Your App Store application will launch. Now, click on the blue Get button.

  4. Once the download is finished, press on the green Install App button.

Using and setting up the application:

  1. Open your Launchpad and look for the NordVPN IKE icon. Double-click on the icon to launch the app.

  2. Click on the Log In or Sign Up button at the top of the app window.

  3. Enter your NordVPN account credentials - email address and password. Press the Log In button.

Connecting to a server:

  1. Click on the Quick Connect button, which will automatically connect you to the server recommended for you. Using a complex formula with various server parameters, the smart Quick Connect algorithm chooses the best option for you at any given moment.

  2. First time you connect, you will see a Neagent window, asking for access to the Keychain. Enter your Mac's password and click the Always Allow button.

  3. On the main app screen, you can see the country list and the map. On the left sidebar, you can navigate through servers and access server search on the upper-left corner. You can also connect to a server in a specific country by clicking on the country pin on the map. Once connected, the country pin on the map lights up in green. The Quick Connect status label says that you are connected.

  4. If you want to connect to a specific server, click on the Search... field at the top left corner of the app. In the search field, enter a country, a category, or a specific server number (e.g., US 3662) to find what you need.


Choosing between different servers and managing favourites

  1. On the left sidebar, you can find each specific server that we offer, organized into countries and specialty servers.

  2. By clicking on the three-dots menu, you can select specific region on server in a country.

  3. You can also add a server to your favorites by clicking the heart symbol next to it on the list.

  4. Your favorite servers will appear in their own category, called My Favourites. You can connect to them like any other server.


  1. Click on Preferences in the top-left corner of the app window to access the app preferences.

    Here, you can enable or disable extra features, such as Connect on launch or Auto Connect

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