OpenVPN for iPad and iPhone (iOS)

This documentation describes how to configure OpenVPN for Perfect Privacy on iOS devices. You will need to download and install the OpenVPN Connect App which is available in the iOS App Store.

Open the App Store and search for openvpn. Choose the OpenVPN Connect App by OpenVPN Technologies and install it (direct link).

You do not need to open it after installation, first download the Perfect Privacy configuration in the next step.

Open your browser and go to the download section in the member area. In the iOS category scroll down to OpenVPN Configuration Files and click on Show.

Choose a server location and tap on install directly. In the next windows click on Open in “OpenVPN”.

This will bring you to the OpenVPN Connect App. Tap on the green plus icon to import the VPN profile. You will need to confirm with your iPhone passcode that you allow the OpenVPN app to configure VPN connections on your device.

Now you only need to enter your Perfect Privacy username and password. Activate the Save button to save the credentials permanently.

The connection will be automatically established. Otherwise you can use the button to connect and disconnect.

You can verify on our CheckIP website that you are using a Perfect Privacy IP.

Note: You can also find the just configured VPN profile under Settings -> VPN, alongside previously added IPSec connections. If OpenVPN is connected you can disonnect it here but not connect again. To do that you will need to use the OpenVPN COnnect App.

Optionally you can activate Seamless Tunnel and Layer 2 reachability. This will make a best-effort to keep the tunnel active during pause, resume, and reconnect states to prevent packet leakage to the internet. See more information in the OpenVPN Connect FAQ.

To do so go to Settings, scroll all the way down to the App section and tap on the OpenVPN entry. Activate the options Seamless Tunnel and Layer 2 reachability.

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