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 1.2.8

Changes from 1.2.7 to 1.2.8:
* fixed spurious crash on reconnection after sleep
* restored access to CertificatePayloads (p12 bundles) uploaded via Provisioning Profiles (.mobileconfig files)
* show warning pop-up when connecting to server using insecure MD5 algorithm to sign certificates (MD5 support will be dropped end of Apr 2018)
* report unique app specific UUID to server within peer info (variable IV_HWADDR)
* added support for ECDSA ciphersuites (for EC certificates; only supported with certs embedded in .ovpn file)
* fixed VPN status after closing and re-opening App with tunnel activated (VPN IPs, last event, etc.)
* fixed profiles loading from iCloud with Files app (due to an iOS bug, only 1 file can be loaded at once)
* improved .ovpn12 file import

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Second Failed Update in a row


I updated the app from 1.2.4 to 1.2.5 a while ago and I started having connection dropping issue. It will still shows the vpn icon, and even after checking the event log I do not see any disconnect event.
Sometimes, it will tell me authentication failed, but when I hit connect again it gets connected without any issue. I updated to the recent version 1.2.6, hoping all issues will be sorted out, but still having same issues.
When I was on 1.2.4 I had no issues at all except the seamless connection. Example: I am on wifi at someplace, then I leave it, get it in my car, drive, vpn re-established connection while on cellular, I arrive home, my phone gets on home wifi automatically, the vpn then re-establishe connection again. Anyone, would assume that vpn connection now is over wifi...but this is wrong, it re-established the connection to my cellular provider. I found about this accidentally. I have a shared family data plan. One month my data usage was 16gb, my average is like 1-2 gb. I had to check my data usage before and after work until I spotted the issue.

Super Excellent Product!!!

The Maximus Fun

I think some of you might be confused! I believe we were asked to rate the app and not the service. If you're having connect, and disconnect issues, that would most likely be your Internet Host or VPN Service and not the the OpenVPN Connect app itself. I have used the OpenVPN Connect app with a variety of VPN hosts for three to four years now, and I can assure you it has worked superbly. I currently use TorGuard with OpenVPN Connect and it seems to be a match made in heaven!!! so basically from my own experience, I have found OpenVPN Connect not only to be Rock Solid, and Secure, but Extremely Reliable!!! I mean what more could one ask for!!! Great product!!!

Great App, But Blocked On Restrictive Networks


This VPN client is very good and I like it a lot. Ever since I set up an OpenVPN host on my home server, I've been able to successfully connect to my home network from my phone in any location for free! However, some places like my current school use advanced filtering to detect and block the connection. This is a real issue for me because i rely on connecting to my network for work. An implementation of obfsproxy or stunnel for obfuscation of the vpn tunnel would be very good for both me and some of us that are in a country with restrictive internet. Please consider adding those protocols. It would make an already great app even better!


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 app.
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