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iOS - PPTP Setup (Only iOS 9 and older)

Alternative Setups

PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Security

The PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 protocols are provided for devices lacking compatibility with the Private Internet Access application or OpenVPN protocol. PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 should be used for masking one's IP address, censorship circumvention, and geolocation.

If you need encryption, please use the Private Internet Application or OpenVPN protocol with our service.

iOS 10 no longer supports PPTP

Apple has removed PPTP from the list of supported VPN protocols from iOS 10. If you are running iOS 10 or later, we would recommend investigating an L2TP or OpenVPN-based connection instead. For more information, please see this Apple Support article.

This configuration uses a Generated PPTP/L2TP/Socks5 Username and password, If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: Generating a Password for PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS

Step 1: Settings

From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > VPN

Step 2: Configure VPN

Tap Add VPN Configuration at the bottom

Step 3: Configure VPN

Here your iOS devices will prompt you to configure the following:

  1. Type: Select PPTP

  2. Fill the Descriptiont: Private Internet Access PPTP

  3. Server Field: us-midwest.privateinternetaccess.com

Or if you prefer to use a specific location, You can find the full list of locations here: [https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/network]

Step 4:  Additional Configurations

Once you have entered the above information continue configuring the connection with the Following:

  1. Enter your Generated X-Username and Password in the Account and Password fields

If you have not generated this yet, please follow the steps here: GENERATING A PASSWORD FOR PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS

  1. Make sure that Assure RSA SecurID is set to Off

  2. Set Encryption Level to Auto

  3. Set "Send All Traffic" to On

Once all has been completed Tap Save

Step 5: Connect

Tap on the newly created VPN Profile so it has a Check beside it and then at the top, tap the VPN slider On to connect

PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS Security

The PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 protocols are provided for devices lacking compatibility with the Private Internet Access application or OpenVPN protocol. PPTP/L2TP/SOCKS5 should be used for masking one's IP address, censorship circumvention, and geolocation.

If you need encryption, please use the Private Internet Application or OpenVPN protocol with our service.

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First published: 14/05/2018

Last updated: Jun 5, 2020 by Kaneesha Davis