OpenVPN Connect – OpenVPN App 17+

OpenVPN Inc.

    • 4.8 • 38.2K Ratings
    • Free



Official App for Access Server, CloudConnexa™, and OpenVPN compatible services.


The OpenVPN Connect app does NOT independently provide a VPN service. It is a client application that establishes and transports data over an encrypted secure tunnel via the internet, using the OpenVPN protocol, to a VPN server.


OpenVPN Connect is the only VPN client created, developed, and maintained by OpenVPN Inc. Our customers use it with our business solutions, listed below, for secure remote access, enforcing zero trust network access (ZTNA), protecting access to SaaS apps, securing IoT communications, and in many other scenarios.

- CloudConnexa™: This cloud-delivered service integrates virtual networking with essential secure access service edge (SASE) capabilities such as firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS), DNS-based content filtering, and zero-trust network access (ZTNA). Using CloudConnexa™, businesses can quickly deploy and manage a secure overlay network that connects all of their applications, private networks, workforce, and IoT/IIoT devices without owning and operating a multitude of complex, hard-to-scale security and data networking gear. CloudConnexa™ can be accessed from more than 30 worldwide locations and uses patent-pending technologies to create a full-mesh network topology for improved performance and routing to private applications—hosted on multiple connected networks—simply by using the application name (for example,

- OpenVPN Access Server: This self-hosted VPN solution for remote access and site-to-site networking provides granular access control and supports SAML, RADIUS, LDAP, and PAM for user authentication. It can be deployed as a cluster to provide active/active redundancy and for operating at high scale.

OpenVPN Connect can also be used to connect to any server or service compatible with OpenVPN protocol or running the open source Community edition.


OpenVPN Connect receives configuration information for the VPN server using a “connection profile” file. It can be imported into the app using a file with a .ovpn file extension or a website URL. The file or website URL and user credentials are provided by the VPN service administrator.

What’s New

Version 3.4.2

- Added confirmation dialog when connecting with a profile that contains unsupported directives
- Updated Import Profile screen with a link to the website with useful information
- Ended support for devices running IOS 12, 13, 14
- Fixed issue when app disconnects after 10 min in Airplane mode
- Minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38.2K Ratings

38.2K Ratings

Therkilt ,

Works great but be careful with update

I have been using this app to VPN into my ASUS router for about 8 months with no issues until today’s update of the app and the new profile changes. I could no longer connect using the profile I had been using and had to re-import the .ovpn file to overwrite the profile on my phone before I could connect again, a few of the options like save password no longer seem to be available on the profile page.

Update: Thanks to the developer for answering, the arrow to the right of the profile before you connect does allow you to save the password if you want

It would be great if they added optional Touch ID/Face ID authentication for getting into the app.

Developer Response ,

Hello, you should see "Save Password" option on Edit Profile screen (by pushing arrow button on the right side of profile name).

Vegasdude2 ,

Do NOT Update

This was a generally stable and reliable app that would invariably and predictably time-out after 24 hrs. A simple reconnect is all it would take to reconnect for another 24 hrs. After the recent update, however, I am disconnected from my VPN multiple times per day and the connection (when it works) has resulted in a profound decrease in network speed. As an attorney, I rely on a VPN for nearly everything I do - which means that this failed update had seriously compromised my ability to do my job. I cannot understand and refuse to accept any excuse for why this update does not work. Heads should roll - that is how serious this is for those of us who have built our jobs around the ability to communicate through a VPN. I am now forced to abandon my VPN provider so that I can download a client that does not require openvpn. An inexcusable failure that no amount of blaming apple will excuse.

After seeing multiple updates have been issued since my review, I decided to update and give openvpn another try. I am VERY pleased to report that the previously described problems above appear to be resolved, although time will tell. At this point I am quite pleased with the quick work that was done to make this app usable once again and recommend updating this app to the current version.

Mike 3001 ,

Version 3.4.2 has problems. (Edited. Problem fixed!)

Version 3.4.2 will not allow me to connect to devices on my home network. Prior to Version 3.4.2, everything was working great and I have made no changes on my end. Currently, with Version 3.4.2, I am able to establish the VPN connection with my VPN server (TP-Link ER7206 Router), but cannot access any devices on my home network. I deleted and then recreated the VPN profile on the ER7206. I deleted/reinstalled the app on both of my iOS devices and re-imported my profile. Nothing works. Just to make sure it is not a problem with my server, I connected remotely to my server with a PC using the Windows OpenVPN app version 3.4.3. I was able to connect and reach all of the devices on my home network. As a side note, I have an iPad and iPhone that are both running version 3.4.2. Both devices worked perfect until the 3.4.2 upgrade and now neither device will connect with devices on my network. Both devices simultaneously stopped working immediately after the 3.4.2 upgrade.
Edit: Was finally able to get this working by modifying the compression line in my profile.
The original line was: comp-lzo no
I modified it to: comp-lzo adaptive
After making this modification, I re-imported the profile into both iOS devices. Immediately, I was able to connect with my VPN Server and reach all devices inside of my network.

App Privacy

The developer, OpenVPN Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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