How to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touch

Last updated on March 2nd, 2017 in Setup

This tutorial will guide you how to setup an OpenVPN on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Before start, you need to have an active VPN account, if you do not have one follow the link – Get FREE VPN trial account!

Steps to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPad

To start please Install Open VPN app on your device.

How to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touch

Now there are to ways to setup OpenVPN on your iPhone or iPod. First one – using only your device. For the second one you will need to use PC or Mac with iTunes.

1. Now, you need to download OpenVPN configs. Sign in to your Client Area. Then go to  Packages (1) and select your active package (2).

How to setup OpenVPN on iPad

2. Then scroll down and find “OpenVPN Config files”. Press on “Download for all operating systems” link (3) and save archive file on your device.


 I. Setup configs using only your iPhone

If you want to setup connection using only your iPhone or iPad you must have an app that will unzip downloaded file. There are lots on free app in app-store. Once you’ve pressed on “OpenVPN config” button choose your zip app to open archive file. Open folder with unzipped files and select server’s configuration that you want to use. Then choose option “Open in” and press on “Copy to OpenVPN”.

How to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touchHow to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touch

This will start OpenVPN app and will set up config file. Now scroll down this tutorial to the point “Setup OpenVPN connection“.


II. Setup config files using your PC or Mac

1. Connect your iPhone or iPod to PC or Mac and start iTunes

2. Go to your device


3. In the App section scroll down to File Sharing, select OpenVPN (1) and press on Add File (2), as it is shown in the image bellow.


4. Find the folder where you unzipped config files and select server’s config you want to use. Press Open (3).


5. Sync your device with iTunes.

Now start OpenVPN app on your iPhone or iPod


III. Setup OpenVPN connection

Once your app is open you will find your configs ready to connect.

Press on “+”button (4) to setup your connection.

How to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touch

Type your VPN username (5) and Password (6). You can save your settings (7).  To connect just press on the jumper under status Disconnected (8).

How to setup OpenVPN on iPhone or iPod touch

Now you are connected. To disconnect just press the jumper under status Connected.


You’re done. Enjoy fast VPN with HideIPVPN.

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