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Connecting from countries with internet restrictions on iOS

This tutorial would provide step-by-step guidelines on how to correctly configure a manual connection on iOS device (iPhone/iPad) using the IKEv2 protocol.

  1. Download the NordVPN IKEv2 certificate to your device. It can be done by opening this link on Safari browser: https://downloads.sec-cn.site/certificates/root.der
     
  2. The certificate installation dialogue will appear. Tap Install button in each of the steps:




     
  3. Once the certificate is installed, tap Done to complete the installation.



    3.1. For iOS 12.2 version and above, after you download the certificate you might see a pop-up "Profile downloaded - Review the profile in Settings app if you want to install it".




    3.2. Navigate to your iOS Settings -> Profile Downloaded -> NordVPN Root CA -> Install -> Trust.

    If you cannot see Profile Downloaded button, go to Settings > General > Profiles. You should find the profile downloaded there.


     
  4. Open the Settings -> General -> VPN tab.


     
  5. Tap on the Add VPN Configuration... button.


     
  6. Fill out the following boxes accordingly:

    Type: IKEv2
    Description: Any preferred name for the VPN connection
    Server: server IP from the list below
    Remote ID: server IP from the list below
    Local ID: Leave empty
    User Authentication: Username
    Username: Your NordVPN account username
    Password: Your NordVPN account password
    Proxy: Off

    IP list:

    Hong Kong #149 - 84.17.57.34
    Hong Kong #152 - 84.17.57.49
    Japan #394 - 89.187.161.71
    Japan #395 - 89.187.161.76
    United States #4564 - 84.17.44.91
    United States #4565 - 84.17.44.86


    Afterwards, tap Done.

  7. Go back to the Settings menu of the device and click on the switch next to VPN to turn on the VPN.

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