IPSec with iOS

With your iPad or iPhone you can use Perfect Privacy VPN without additional software or apps. You just have to enter your login credentials in the appropriate tab in settings.

WARNING: Note that if you activate VPN while connected to WiFi, the VPN connection will drop once you lose the WiFi connection. It will not reconnect automatically. If you want a permanent VPN connection you should use On-Demand VPN.


In “Settings” – “General” – “VPN” choose “Add VPN Configuration…”.

In the configuration window select the “IPSec” tab, and enter a description (e.g. the servers name), the DNS name of the server at “Server”, your username at “Account”, and your password at “Password”, and the appropriate PSK at “Secret”. The PSK can be obtained via the server page in the member area. Leave the proxy setting at “Off”. Save the configuration (upper right corner).

Establishing the VPN connection

Now the connection (if multiple configurations exist, select the preferred one first) can be established via the “VPN” switch. An active VPN connection is indicated by a “VPN” icon next to carrier/Wifi signal power.

You can use our CheckIP website to test whether the VPN connection is working correctly.

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