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Avoiding local internet restrictions on iOS

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to 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:

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

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    3.1. In the 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."

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    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 downloaded profile there.

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  4. Open Settings General VPN.

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  5. Tap Add VPN Configuration....

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  6. Complete the fields as follows:

    Type: IKEv2
    Description: Any preferred name for the VPN connection
    Serverserver IP from the list below
    Remote IDserver hostname from the list below
    Local ID: Leave empty
    User Authentication: Username
    Username: Your NordVPN service credentials 
    Password: Your NordVPN service password
    Proxy: Off

    You can find your NordVPN service credentials (username and password) through the Nord Account dashboard:
    1. Go to the menu bar:

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    2. Click NordVPN.

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    3. Scroll down and click Set up NordVPN manually​​​​​​.

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    4. You will receive a verification code in your email that you use for NordVPN services. Type the code in: 

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    5. Copy the credentials using the Copy button below.

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  7. IP and hostname list:



    Tap Done.

  8. Go back to the Settings menu of the device and tap the toggle switch next to VPN to enable the VPN connection.

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