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How to implement VPN with L2TP protocol in iOS app

Umme Ammara

Virtual Private Network (VPN) routes all Internet activity through a secure, encrypted channel. Hence, it provides an extra layer of security and privacy. With a mobile VPN, privacy is ensured since you are in a private browsing mode. Moreover, you have access to unblocked content on the Internet.

VPN Protocols

If you are setting a VPN manually on mobile, you will have to choose a VPN protocol yourself. Some VPN protocols include the following:

VPN protocols supported by iOS devices

iOS devices support the following VPN protocols:

  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • IKEv2

iOS VPN setup with L2TP

To configure VPN on an iOS device, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Add VPN Configuration -> Type

  2. Select L2TP from the options.

  3. Fill the required fields:

  • server address
  • account name
  • account password
  • pre-shared key
  1. Click ‘Done’.

Repeat the steps given above for each new server that you wish to set up.

Access the pre-shared key from the account profile.

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