OpenVPN Guide for iPad / iPhone

Jul 08, 2014
Feb 02, 2021
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OpenVPN is an open-source security protocol that creates secure point-to-point connections in routed and remote access facilities. Here’s is an OpenVPN guide for Ipad and Iphone.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • An iOS device with iOS 9 and above version installed (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)

To configure OpenVPN on an iOS device you need to install OpenVPN Connect App and download the OpenVPN files from here

1Open App Store and search for OpenVPN Connect App or Click here from your iOS device to download / install it

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2 Perform the following:

  • Connect your iOS device to PC / Mac and launch iTunes
  • From the iTunes Apps section select OpenVPN App
  • Select downloaded OpenVPN Files including Ca.crt, WDC.key, Client.crt, and Client.key from your PC / Mac, drag and drop them to OpenVPN Documents

(Try TCP and UDP both and use the one which works fine on your internet connection)

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3 Now tap on OpenVPN app from your iPad / iPhone

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4 Tap on “+” icon to add profiles one by one.

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5 Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN, tap on Save button and turn on VPN

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6 Once VPN will connect, VPN Icon will appear on status bar

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Comments (10 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:


    We apologies for the inconvenience. We would suggest you to download OpenVPN files on your Windows/Mac system and then transfer them to your iOS device.

    If you face any issue then feel free to join us on live chat, we are available 24/7 for your assistance!

  2. Sofia de la Garza says:

    Hi, I also get the Missing/bad files: ca.crt, Wdc.key

  3. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Ratan,

    Can you please join us on live chat so we may assist you in better way. We will make sure to get you connected on chat.

    Thanks for understanding!

  4. PureVPN Team says:

    I really apologies for the inconvenience. I would request you to download OpenVPN files again and try.

    Let us know if you still face any issue!

  5. frothykarma says:

    When selecting certificate, I get “No certificates are present in the keychain”. All files copied to iOS device as per instructions including .crt & .key files (before you ask)

  6. PureVPN Team says:


    I apologies for the inconvenience. In this case, I would request you to join us on 24/7 live chat so we can assist you in better way.

    Thanks for understanding!

  7. Cristina Riva says:

    Hi! I’m trying to intall the VPN but after the copy of the files on my ipad by iTunes, on the app appears the messagge “error loading profile: etc. etc. It’s impossible to run it

  8. PureVPN Team says:


    I am sorry for the inconvenience. Kindly remove the files once then add the CA.crt and WDC.key again properly.

    Let us know if it works out!

    • Ratan Singh says:

      After downloand and sync the profile to my phone, it shows “Missing/bad files : ca.crt, Wdc.key” and the + button does not response,.. please help me resolve this issue

  9. Bill says:

    After downloand and sync the profile to my phone, it shows “Missing/bad files : ca.crt, Wdc.key” and the + button does not response, what’s wrong