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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on iPhone (PPTP)?

Feb 19, 2015
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The following is a step-by-step guide to help you setup PPTP manually on your iPhone.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • An iOS device (Smartphone, Tablet etc.)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)

1 Go to your home screen and tap on “Settings”

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2 Tap on “General”

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3 Tap on “VPN”

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4 Tap on Add “VPN configuration”

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5 Tap on “PPTP Protocol”

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6 Insert the following info:

  • Insert in description “PureVPN PPTP”.
  • Insert desired server which you want to connect, click here to get the server list.
  • Insert PureVPN Username & Password.
  • Now tap on “Save”

Important Note: Please always remember your PureVPN username & password is different from your Website Member Area email address & Password.

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7 Tap on PureVPN PPTP and Turn on VPN

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8 Your VPN is connecting.

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9 Your VPN is connected.

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Comments (11 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. It seems you are using iOS 10 which no longer offers PPTP option. You may connect with other protocols.

    Hope this answers your query, feel free to comment if you have further questions!

  2. Alex says:

    Hi, I don’t see PPTP as an option on my Iphone 5s, only IKEv2, IPSec and L2TP.

  3. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out to us. It is a good question, and I would like to inform you that different protocols have different encryption level, if you need basic encryption then PPTP is ok but if you are looking for more encryption then you have the choice of other protocols. To learn more about different protocols, I would request you to read this article

    Feel free to contact us if you have further question!

  4. verbena says:

    After setting my iPhone 6 plus V9.1 with the above settings and click “Done” I get the warning that “VPN Using PPTP May Not Be Secure. When using PPTP, your password and any data sent or received over this connection may be read by your Internet provider” Should I use a different protocol? It seems that it is counter to what is intended? Could you explain the implication of this message? thank you.

  5. Chris Garner says:

    I have a problem with the server address. id it the “pointtoserver” address?

  6. Chris Garner says:

    I can’t connect, as i think the server name is wrong. Is it a “pointtoserver” address i enter?

  7. PureVPN Team says:


    Proxy should be Off/No.

    Let me know if I can help you with anything else!

  8. Luca says:

    hello, what I must choose for PROXY between NO – Manual – Auto ? Many thanks

  9. Sara Sharrock says:

    How can I use SmartDNS on my iPhone?