OpenVPN Connect is the official full-featured iPhone/iPad VPN client for the OpenVPN Access Server, OpenVPN Cloud and OpenVPN Community, developed by OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.
* Easily import .ovpn profiles from file, OpenVPN Access Server, OpenVPN Cloud 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 OpenSSL
Changes from 3.2.3 to 3.3.0:
- Changed Web Auth flow to use external browser for authentication
- Removed the "force AES-CBC cipher" legacy compatibility option
- Added Kill Switch feature
- Added Siri Shortcuts support
- Added new functionality for software updates
- Added captive portal detection
- Added an Advanced Settings section
- Added new setting to manage disconnect and reconnect alerts
- Updated OpenVPN 3 library to 3.6
- Various bug fixes and UX improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Desperately Needs Files App Integration
You can only import config files by opening up an attachment in the Apple Mail app or using iTunes Sync. I don’t use Apple’s Mail app and who uses iTunes Sync in 2020? Please add support for importing FILES from the FILES app.
Edit: OpenVPN has pointed out that you can copy config files from the Files app using the share button, but the Import Profile section of the app doesn’t mention this as an option. It would be great if it did, but even better would be an option to import from Files in the OpenVPN app itself. Also, I get an error when trying to import config files with separate key files which unfortunately prevents me from connecting to some of my clients’ offices. Still, happy to see I don’t need to use Apple Mail or iTunes Sync to import standalone config files.
Developer Response ,
Actually, you can use Files app for profile import. Choose file context menu option Share -> Copy to OpenVPN.
Poor since version 3
This app was reliable. No more. Since the new graphical interface came, it acts so poorly. I often encounter issues when the app can’t connect to the VPN server at all. Mostly happens when I’ve turned off cellular data and using wifi, when I activate cellular again I’m unable to connect to the VPN server through cellular. Recently it also happens when I turn off airplane mode in the morning when I wake up, again can’t connect. I need to reboot my iPhone, sometimes even twice. When I check the logs it just freezes at some point after sending the tunnel encryption algorithms to be used. I check the same server on my laptop and it connects without issues. It doesn’t even matter if it’s on TCP 443 or UDP 1194.
The previous version used to work great for so many years, then suddenly this update came out, looks like just a change for the sake of changing.
The tunnel is disconnected few seconds after the phone screen is off. It’s annoying.
And with this new graphical interface the amount of info given on the screen has been reduced. We no longer see the amount of data sent or received live.
I use the app every single day for most of the time I am using the internet. It’s very, very disappointing.
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- OPENVPN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
- 32.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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