On iPhone or iPad, you can manually configure a VPN without necessarily going through a specialized application. In this tutorial, we will show you how to proceed. To use a VPN on your iPhone, the easiest way is to download one of the many applications that allow you to easily connect to servers located around the globe. But like Windows and Android, it is also possible to configure a VPN manually on iOS, ie without going through a third-party application. How to set up a VPN on iPhone and iPad Before you begin, you must have in your possession all the necessary data to connect to the VPN, ie the server address, the type of protocol, the user name and the password to connect to the server. Note that iOS is compatible with three protocols: IKEv2, IPSec and L2TP. Several VPN service providers (free or pay) allow users to retrieve the connection information to the servers. Be sure to contact your vendor or the network administrator (IT specialist) of your company if you are trying to connect to a company network. You can also search for free servers on the web. For example, the vpngate.net site offers several free IPSEC / L2TP servers. Once the information has been gathered, to configure a VPN manually on iOS, follow the following steps: Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad Go to the menu General> VPN Press Add a VPN configuration. Expand the Type drop-down menu and choose a VPN protocol between IKEv2, IPSec, or L2TP. Press Add VPN Configuration on the top left again. On the current screen, fill in the VPN connection information. including the server address, user name and login password. Press OK. Under VPN Configurations, flip the switch next to Status to the right to activate the connection. Also read: how set up a VPN on AndroidThat’s all. You have just set up a VPN connection on your iPhone or iPad. This manipulation ensures you surf anonymously provided that the provider of the server is reliable. Your exchanges are encrypted and you use another IP address to surf the web.