VPN Setup Guide

iOS (Iphone or iPad)

VPN on iPhone / iPad step by step guide (Using IPsec VPN)

Here is an instruction how to connect to a VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Server by using Cisco IPsec VPN Client which is built-in on iPhone / iPad.


1. Initial configurations (only once at the first time)

From the iOS main screen, start the "Settings" application.
Open "VPN" in "General" , and tap "Add VPN Configuration..." .

A new IpSEC VPN connection setting will be created, and the configuration screen will appear.

On this screen, you have to specify either hostname or IP address of the destination VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Server.
Open the VPN Servers List page, select one of VPN servers you'd like to use. Copy the Hostname (e.g. as vpn-ams1.cocoleech.com) and paste it on the "Server" field on the configuration screen.

After you specify the "Server" field, you have to input "vpn" (3-letters) to "Secret" fields. Also your username and password that you created recently on VPN page. After input, tap "Save" .


2. Connect a VPN

You can start a VPN connection by using a created VPN connection setting at any time.
Tap the "OFF" button to initiate a VPN connection.

While VPN is established, you can see the status and connect time on the status screen. Your private IP address in VPN is also displayed. The "Connect to" IP address reports "" , but it is not an unusual.


3. Enjoy Internet via VPN relaying

While VPN is established, all communications towards the Internet will be relayed via the VPN Server.
You can visit the VPN Gate Top Page to see your current global IP address. You can see your source country or region has been changed to other if you are connecting to a VPN server which is located on oversea country.

iOS displays the "VPN" indicator on the top bar of the screen while VPN is established.