OpenVPN Connect


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 PolarSSL (not affected by Heartbleed issue)

What's new in version 1.0.5

Changes between 1.0.4 and 1.0.5:

* Fixed Import Profiles bug that affects 1.0.4 on iOS 8. This issue causes OpenVPN to fail to detect new profiles that are available for import.

* Support new iOS 8 feature where Settings App can be used to launch native OpenVPN profiles. Note that only autologin profiles (i.e. profiles that don't require credential entry) can be launched using this mechanism.

* Added "Seamless Tunnel" setting (See OpenVPN section of Settings App) for iOS 8 and higher. Make a best-effort to keep the VPN tunnel active during pause, resume, and reconnect states to minimize the likelihood of packet leakage during sleep/wakeup and network reconfiguration events.

* Connection speed improvements.

* Support OpenVPN "float" directive.

* Don't fail the connection when OpenVPN "topology net30" directive is mixed with "ifconfig-ipv6", since the topology setting doesn't really affect IPv6.

* Recognize backslash as a directory separator, to allow import of Windows profiles.

* Library updates:
PolarSSL : 1.3.8
Boost : 1.56.0


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Oleg Neyolov

Version 1.0.5 – July 30, 2018 at 4:21 AM

Not Recommended by Aidan

Version 1.0.0 – January 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Not Recommended by Jeff

Version 1.0.0 – January 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Rated so-so by David Colley

Version 1.0.0 – May 10, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Really do not know how to use this, yet. It is a paid service about $60 a year. I deleted it.

Recommended by Douglas

Version 1.0.1 – September 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Faved by J.Koopmans

Version 1.0.1 – September 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Faved by Pete H

Version 1.0.1 – November 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Recommended by Don Loomis

Version 1.0.3 – January 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Rated so-so by John Bean

Version 1.0.4 – March 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM

tried to make it work, oh well; see FreedomPop's privacy phone: VPN + encryption.

Recommended by Michael Price

Version 1.0.4 – April 7, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Recommended by Jon Dagle

Version 1.0.4 – April 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Rated so-so by Scott M. King

Version 1.0.4 – April 11, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Recommended by Ian Thorpe

Version 1.0.5 – October 3, 2014 at 6:04 AM