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Connecting from countries with internet restrictions on iOS

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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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