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Connecting from countries with internet restrictions on iOS

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

  1. Download the NordVPN IKEv2 certificate to your device. To do that, open this link in Safari:
  2. The installation screen will appear. Tap Install 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 saying: "Profile downloaded - Review the profile in Settings app if you want to install it."

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

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

  4. Open Settings -> General -> VPN.

  5. Tap Add VPN Configuration....

  6. Fill the following boxes accordingly:

    Type: IKEv2
    Description: Any preferred name for the VPN connection
    Server: server IP from the list below
    Remote ID: server hostname 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:

    Afterwards, tap Done.

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

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