Setting up IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange version 2) on an iOS device involves configuring a VPN connection using the IKEv2 protocol. This protocol is known for its strong security and ability to establish a VPN connection quickly. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up an IKEv2 VPN connection on an iOS device:

Step 1: Gather VPN Credentials Before you begin, make sure you have the following information from your VPN service provider:

  • VPN server address
  • VPN username and password
  • VPN authentication method (e.g., certificate, username/password, etc.)

Step 2: Open the Settings App

  • On your iOS device, tap on the "Settings" app to open it.

Step 3: Navigate to VPN Settings

  • In the "Settings" app, scroll down and tap on "General."
  • In the "General" settings, scroll down and tap on "VPN."

Step 4: Add a New VPN Configuration

  • Tap on "Add VPN Configuration..." to create a new VPN connection.
  • In the "Add Configuration" screen, select the "Type" field and choose "IKEv2" from the list of options.

Step 5: Enter VPN Configuration Details

  • In the "Description" field, enter a name for the VPN connection (e.g., "My IKEv2 VPN").
  • In the "Server" field, enter the VPN server address provided by your VPN service provider.
  • In the "Remote ID" field, enter the same VPN server address as in the "Server" field.
  • In the "Local ID" field, you can leave it blank or enter an identifier if provided by your VPN service provider.
  • In the "User Authentication" section, select the authentication method provided by your VPN service provider (e.g., "Username" or "Certificate").
  • If you selected "Username," enter your VPN username and password in the corresponding fields.
  • If you selected "Certificate," follow the instructions provided by your VPN service provider to install the certificate on your iOS device.

Step 6: Save the VPN Configuration

  • Tap on "Done" in the top right corner to save the VPN configuration.

Step 7: Connect to the VPN

  • You will be taken back to the "VPN" settings screen. Here, you will see the VPN configuration you just created.
  • Toggle the switch next to "Status" to connect to the VPN. When the VPN is connected, the switch will turn green, and you will see the word "Connected" next to the VPN configuration name.

Step 8: Verify the VPN Connection

  • Open your preferred web browser and visit a website that shows your IP address (e.g.,
  • Verify that your IP address has changed to the IP address of the VPN server.

That's it! You have successfully set up an IKEv2 VPN connection on your iOS device. To disconnect from the VPN, simply toggle the switch next to "Status" again.

Note: The steps and settings mentioned in this tutorial may vary slightly depending on the version of iOS you are using and the specific configuration of your VPN service provider. If you encounter any issues, please refer to the documentation provided by your VPN service provider or contact their support team for assistance.