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How to add a VPN to an iPhone

If you’re looking to surf the web safely on an iPhone, a VPN – or virtual private network – could be what you’re missing to add that extra layer of protection to your browsing and prevent others from snooping on your traffic.

VPNs are an excellent tool for any internet user to have, but how do you set one up on your Apple phone? We’ve put together this guide to teach you how to install a VPN in iOS.

This guide follows the steps needed to install and connect to a server with NordVPN, but other VPNs should follow a very similar process.

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What you’ll need: 

  • An iPhone 
  • A NordVPN subscription 

The Short Version 

  1. Install the NordVPN app
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Click Quick Connect to connect to a server
  4. Click Allow to configure the VPN the first time you use it

  1. Step

    Find NordVPN in the App Store

    You can use the search bar in the App Store or go through NordVPN’s website. How to add a VPN to an iPhone

  2. Step

    Tap Get or the cloud icon to install the app

    Tap Open once the app is ready. How to add a VPN to an iPhone

  3. Step

    Tap Log In to sign in to your account

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  4. Step

    Enter your login details

    Then hit Continue. How to add a VPN to an iPhone

  5. Step

    Tap Quick Connect

    You’ll need to configure the VPN the first time you use it. How to add a VPN to an iPhone

  6. Step

    Tap Allow

    That’s it. How to add a VPN to an iPhone


How to connect to a NordVPN server in another country

To connect to a server in another country, scroll down on the main page of the NordVPN app and tap on any location.

How to disconnect from a NordVPN server

To disconnect from a server, simply click Disconnect on the main page of the NordVPN app.

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