How to Setup VPN for iPad or iPhone

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How to Setup VPN for iPad or iPhone

Just imagine that you are in a place where your data connection isn’t working and you have to use the public Wi-Fi available to you, would you use your iPhone or iPad for checking your confidential email or do any online transaction? Most probably you won’t, but at the same time you can’t afford to avoid such top priority tasks, right? This is when VPN comes into the picture to keep you safeguarded while using any public Wi-Fi. Now, you might be thinking how you can set it up on your iPad or iPhone.

In order to set up VPN, you need to follow these simple steps below:

How to Setup VPN for iPad or iPhone

 

  1. Go to settings and find VPN under the “General”.
  2. Select Add VPN Configuration from the next screen you see.
  3. Now, depending on your network administrator you may have to configure your VPN, but usually it is actually the same as the one you do on your computer.
  4. Finally, when you are done with your VPN setup successfully, you should be able to see the VPN turn on/ turn off option in your settings menu. Of note, whenever you turn on your VPN, you will see a notification for VPN on your notification status bar on top.

How to Setup VPN for iPad or iPhone

Moving forward, there are several protocols and authentication methods that can be used for VPN setup. Let’s have a look on some of them:

  • PPTP amid user authentication through MS-CHAPV2 Password, RSA SecurID, or else CRYPTOCard.
  • L2TP/IPSec amid user authentication through MS-CHAPV2 Password, RSA SecurID or else CryptoCard, plus machine authentication by shared secret.
  • Cisco IPSec amid user authentication by Password, RSA SecurID, or else CRYPTOCard, plus machine authentication by shared secret and certificates. It works with VPN on Demand with your specific domain.
  • You can besides use third-party VPN apps which are available on the App Store. However, these apps might be using other protocols.

Now, all these protocols, and authentication methods may look very hectic to you if you are not in an IT profession; therefore, consider seeking help of a network administrator to setup VPN on your iPhone or iPad if you are not comfortable with technical tasks.

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