If you want to know how to connect to a VPN from the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, we’ll explain below how you can do this easily. The main reason you would want to connect to a VPN or Virtual Private Network on iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is to allow for a secure and private connection when you communicate instead of using a public network that puts data and information at risk when using the public network.
Another reason you may want to connect with VPN on iOS is because you might need to configure VPN to access or send out work emails on your iOS iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for security reasons. You would need to set up a Virtual Private Network on iOS so all of the content and data going in and out of your iOS device is secure. VPN works over Wi-Fi and cellular data network connections.
For questions about what kind of protocols iOS supports, check out iOS Supported Protocols for VPN.
Setting up VPN on iOS for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:
- Make sure that your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is turned on and running on iOS
- Next, go to Settings, and then to General, and then lastly, go to VPN
- After that, “Add VPN Configuration”
- Before anything else, ask your network administrator which settings to use
- Usually, if you set up a similar VPN on your computer, you can use the same settings on your device
You can also check out the Apple Support Page Manual to see what configuration to use when going to set up a VPN on iOS for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Turn VPN “On” or “Off”
After you have set up a Virtual Private Network on iOS, you have the option of turning VPN on or off from the settings page on your Apple device. When you connect using VPN, the VPN icon appears in the status bar.
If you have set up VPN on iOS with multiple configurations, you can easily switch configurations on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch by going to Settings > General > VPN and change between VPN configurations.
Get help on how to set up a VPN on iOS:
If you have issues when you set up a Virtual Private Network on iOS or can’t connect to your VPN, or if you see an alert that says “Shared Secret is missing,” your VPN settings might be incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions about what your VPN settings are or what your Shared Secret key is, you should contact your network administrator or IT Department.
To learn more about VPN, contact iPhone Business Support, visit the iOS IT page, or Apple iOS Developer Library.