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Use this tutorial to manually set up a VPN configuration (using L2TP) on your iPhone or iPad. The iOS Express Manual Setup works for all versions of iOS.
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Download the VPN configuration
On your iPad, open Safari, go to expressvpn.com and tap MY ACCOUNT to sign in.
Note: You must use Safari in order for this to work.
On the login page, enter your email address and password, then tap SIGN IN.
Under Active Subscriptions, tap on Set Up ExpressVPN.
Tap on iPhone, iPad & iPod on the left side of the screen. Then, on the right side of the screen, tap the link that says “complete the ExpressVPN manual setup for iOS”.
A new page will open in Safari telling you that the ExpressVPN settings are being loaded onto your device. This might take a few seconds. Please be patient! You will then be taken to your device’s Settings menu.
Install the VPN configuration
Your device will prompt you to install the VPN profile. Tap Install.
Enter your passcode or authenticate with Touch ID to begin the installation.
A warning will pop up. Tap Install.
Confirm the installation once again by tapping Install.
When the installation is complete, tap Done.
You will be taken back into Safari. Go to Settings > General > VPN to connect to a VPN server (see next step).
Connect to a VPN server
To connect to a VPN server, go to Settings > General > VPN.
In the VPN menu, you will see a list of ExpressVPN servers to connect to. Tap the server location you wish to connect to, then toggle the Status switch to the right.
Congratulations! You’re now connected to one of our VPN servers.
Disconnect from the VPN server
To disconnect from the VPN server, go to Settings > General > VPN and toggle the Status switch to the left.