OpenVPN Connect is the official full-featured iPhone/iPad VPN client for the OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel VPN, and OpenVPN Community, developed by OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.


* Easily import .ovpn profiles from iTunes, OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel, or via a browser link.

* State-of-the-art power management technology minimizes battery usage.

* Support for multi-factor authentication using OpenVPN static and dynamic challenge/response protocols.

* Full IPv6 support (at both the tunnel and transport layer).

* uses mbedTLS (not affected by Heartbleed issue)

What's New

Version 1.2.9

Changes from 1.2.8 to 1.2.9:
* show MD5 warning pop-up only once per VPN session
* fix glitch upon key re-negotiation when using tls-crypt
* fix interoperability issue with private keys created using OpenSSL 1.1 default settings (aka add support for private keys encrypted using PKCS#5v2.0 with PRF newer than SHA1)

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Lacks support for Elliptic Curve Crypto


Original review: I was glad to see a new version available after so long, but have been dismayed to find that, in the few days since updating, the app has silently dropped my connection twice, exposing an unknown amount of my traffic. This behaviour was extremely rare on my previous version (the one released prior to the one before the current version).
Addendum: Apple appear to have added a requirement that apps request permission to create and modify VPN settings. This only became apparent after re-installing the app, and the prompts appeared. Since then, I have had no drop-outs. Rating changed to reflect this.

I (still) echo thejayjaycee's sentiment: development is too slow. Perhaps a link to a donations page should be in the next version (if Apple's Ts & Cs permit such a thing)?

Needs continued development


This is a great app, in principle. It gets you the ability to connect to OpenVPN servers, exactly what it's designed to do. Documentation for beginners could perhaps be better, but I think it's easy to get the hang of after some trial and error and using the more generalised OpenVPN manual page. However, a huge pitfall of this app is how slow its development is!! It's now 10 months since OpenVPN 2.4 was released, and this app has still failed to be updated to include it. What is going on?! I can no longer use this with my server as I upgraded it to use ECDH and ECDSA, which are more efficient methods of encryption. So now this app is useless to me, all because the developers can't update it! Please sort this out. I would be happy to pay something for this app if it meant having 2.4 included

Does what it says on the tin! (update!)


Whilst a little tricky to install, or at least tricky for my older generation(!), like READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS before you proceed, when set up it works exceedingly well. Our rental this year, in France, is owned by Germans and the TV would have been a problem, as their satellite reception is, of course, in German, but, with this app I was able to watch all the football and tennis on UK TV! Not best thing since sliced bread, but, very near to it! Now used this EXCELLENT service for the second year (2017), and, and it really is exceptional! If you want to watch UK TV abroad it really is the very best option!


6.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
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