While setting up VPN on your iPhone can be easy enough, actually using it to connect to the internet can be a bit tricky. After all, you might not always have a secure WiFi connection available, and it’s not always easy to keep track of which networks are secured and which aren’t. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to make the process a bit easier. One way is to use NordVPN. We’ll show you how to set up openVPN on iPhone using NordVPN. It’s free, so there’s no reason not to try it out.
The Pros And Cons Of Using Free VPNs
There are a few things you need to keep in mind before using free VPNs. First, make sure the VPN you choose is really free. You’ll often see free VPNs that are actually sponsored by a company, and sometimes they can even get a bit tricky. For example, TuneIn has a free VPN, but you have to install their app to actually use it. The same goes for Turbo VPN. However, there are also many great, free VPNs out there. All you need to do is look for them.
Setting Up OpenVPN On Your iPhone (Using NordVPN)
Now, let’s get to the good stuff. Once you’ve found a good free VPN, all you need to do is download and install the app. On the next screen, you’ll need to create a VPN connection and log in with your email address and password. You can create a connection to any of the NordVPN servers located around the world. Once you’re logged in, the next screen will ask you to verify your name and email address. You can do this by going back to your VPN connection and clicking on the Verify button. This option will then redirect you to a NordVPN login page where you can enter your password to verify your identity.
After you’ve verified your email, you’ll be brought back to the main page of the app. From here, you can click on the Add button to add a new server to your list. You can select a metric to determine the speed of the connection, such as Upload or Download. Remember: this is a VPN, so you might want to pick a metric that favors your privacy. Some servers are more private than others, so you might want to avoid the heavily-regulated ones. In case you’re worried about your privacy, NordVPN also offers a dedicated Privacy plan for those seeking greater confidentiality (at the cost of a little speed).
Once you’ve added a server to your list, you can enter the Public IP address of the server in the Address field and the Private IP address in the Port field. You’ll be prompted to verify the IP address before using it. If you don’t know the Public IP address, you can click on the Resources tab to find it. In case you’re not sure which port to use, NordVPN gives you a tip: use the one that automatically opens up a tunnel to the internet, which is usually port 80. If you use a different port, you’ll have to manually open up a tunnel to the web when you connect to the VPN in order to access the website.
After entering all the necessary information, you’ll be presented with a confirmation screen. To activate the service, all you have to do is click on the Enable button. You’ll then have to wait a couple of minutes for the status of your VPN connection to be verified by NordVPN. Once verified, you can hit the Use button to start using the service. Your iPhone will then show the status screen whenever you try to access a website that’s secured by the service.
You can always disable the service by clicking on the Disable button. When you do, you’ll see a confirmation screen warning you that your connection will be temporarily disabled. Once disabled, you can re-enable the service at anytime by clicking on the Enable button. However, you’ll have to create a new VPN connection each time you want to use the service.
More About NordVPN
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