How to use a VPN service on Iphone 5

How to use a VPN service on Iphone 5

The new Iphone 5 has new capabilities which allows it to accomplish just about any task which can be accomplished using a computer. However, just like other devices in its class, the Iphone 5 uses wireless networks to connect to the internet. You have to note that wireless networks are not secure and therefore expose you to data insecurity; your personal information can easily be compromised by anyone using readily available hacking programs. To avoid such inconveniences, it is always advisable to use VPN services which encrypt the data you send over the internet. Remember you might be storing important data like your banking information which creates the necessity for reliable security. Here are a few facts you need to acquaint with if you are planning to use a VPN service for your Iphone 5.

The VPN service provider will use security protocols to protect the information on your device from hackers. Although most providers offer professional services, you have to be careful with the selection for some reasons. Not all VPN service providers have upgraded their services to cater for Iphone 5 users. To be precise, some VPNs do not have appropriate capabilities which allow them to connect to the Iphone 5. Subscribing to the services of such a service provider means you are still insecure.

To get the best security, start by selecting a reputed provider who has specialized services for the new Iphone 5. If you have used previous versions of the Iphone, you probably know reliable VPN providers. However, if you just got your first Iphone, you need to research or get recommendations on the best provider. Reading reviews has always been helpful for first timers.

Setting up a VPN connection for the Iphone 5

After selecting an appropriate VPN provider, follow these steps to set up your VPN connection:

– Get your username, IP address and password from the provider to whose services you subscribed.
– Click on the settings app
– Click on general
– Click on networks
– Click on VPN
– Click on add VPN configuration
– After following the steps given above, you will be required to enter your username, password, account ID and the IP address. (This information will be provided by your services provider)
– Set the encryption level to auto and then turn send all traffic to on.
– Finally make sure that your provider offers IPsec, PPTP or L2TP protocols because the Open VPN protocol is not supported on Iphone 5.

Setting up the VPN connection is so easy but users have experienced problems with the provider they selected. Before subscribing to any service, ascertain that it will cover all your security needs by reading reviews and enquiring from the firm’s customer care support desk. You can get this services online by entering a search query on your browser or you can consider referrals from friends who are already using an Iphone 5.

The price ranges from $6 to $15 per month depending on the provider you select. Although it might not seem so important, be wary of selecting a cheap provider who offers substandard services although expensive does not necessarilly imply quality.

Author bio:
This guest post is written by Maya. She is a blogger and currently she’s working for one of the best and most known VPN services.


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