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How to set up OpenVPN on iPad

This tutorial will show you how to set up OpenVPN on iPad using SmartyDNS.

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Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. In order to set up OpenVPN on iPad you will have to download and install the OpenVPN Connect app first.

  2. Now you will have to download the config files, then to unzip the downloaded file. There are plenty of free apps in app store that can help you do that. In this tutorial we have used Unzip.

  3. Using the Unzip app, open the folder you unzipped in the previous step.

    Select the server you want to use, tap on Share and tap on Copy to OpenVPN.

    This will start OpenVPN Connect app.

  4. Tap on ADD to import the selected configuration file.

  5. Type your VPN username in the Username field, tick the Save password checkbox and type your VPN password in the Password field.

    To find your VPN username and password, sign in to your account on our website, go to Setup -> VPN Username & Password. If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

    Tap ADD.

  6. Tap on Allow to allow the OpenVPN Connect app to add VPN Configurations on your device.

  7. Tap the on/off toggle button to connect/disconnect VPN.

    Only the first time you will try to connect to VPN you will be asked to allow OpenVPN to enable a VPN connection. Tap Yes.

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