IKEv2/IPsec

This is a tutorial on how to manually connect to NordVPN servers on iOS (iPhone/iPad), using the IKEv2 protocol.

1. First, download the NordVPN IKEv2 certificate to your device. The easiest way would be to open this link on the device itself: https://downloads.nordvpn.com/certificates/root.der

2. The certificate installation dialog will appear. Tap Install in each of the steps.

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3. Once installed, tap Done.

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4. Open the VPN menu in your device Settings, and tap Add VPN Configuration…

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5. Type in these settings:

Type: IKEv2
Description: (any name you want, this field does not matter)
Server: The hostname of your chosen NordVPN server. You can find our server list with the hostnames here: https://nordvpn.com/servers/ (in our case, we chose us333.nordvpn.com)

Remote ID: The same hostname as the Server field.
Local ID: Leave empty.
User Authentication: Username
Username: Your NordVPN account username.
Password: Your NordVPN account password.
Proxy: Off.

Afterwards tap Done.

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6. The VPN configuration will appear in the VPN menu. Tap the Status slider to connect.

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7. Once the slider turns green, you will be successfully connected to NordVPN servers!