How to manually setup ExpressVPN on iOS devices (PPTP)

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If you cannot use the ExpressVPN app on your iOS device, you can manually setup a VPN connection in your iOS Settings.

NOTE: ExpressVPN recommends using the L2TP protocol over the PPTP protocol because it is more secure.

PRO TIP: ExpressVPN highly recommends using the Express Manual Setup to set up all the manual L2TP VPN configurations on your iOS device in one go.

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Get your ExpressVPN account credentials
Set up your VPN configuration
How to connect and disconnect the VPN
How to uninstall the VPN configuration


Get your ExpressVPN account credentials

To set up ExpressVPN manually, you will first need to obtain your ExpressVPN credentials for the manual configuration.Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Tap the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.

log in to expressvpn.com

Once you’ve opened the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, tap on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page.

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Tap on Manual Config on the left side of the screen and then select PPTP & L2TP-IPSec tab on the right. This will show you your usernamepassword, and a list of server addresses around the world. To copy, Tap on the copy information icon on the top right corner of the box.

Keep this screen open! You will need to copy and paste these details later for the setup.

tap to copy activation code

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Set up your VPN configuration

On your iOS device, tap Settings > General > VPN (scroll down) > Add VPN configuration > PPTP.

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add vpn configuration

Make sure you are configuring the PPTP settings (it should be highlighted blue at the top of the screen). Copy these settings:

vpn configuration settings

Description: Enter any description (For example: My VPN).
Server: Type the desired ExpressVPN server address.
Account: Type your username.
RSA SecurID: Make sure it is off.
Password: Type your password.
Send All Traffic: Make sure it is on.

Tap Save in the top right corner.

You’re ready to connect to the VPN now! Slide the toggle to the right. There will be a little VPN icon at the top of the screen to indicate that you are connected to the VPN.

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Congratulations! You can now begin surfing with freedom and security! Open your web browser or any app, and all traffic will automatically be protected by ExpressVPN.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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How to connect and disconnect the VPN

To turn your VPN on and off, go to Settings and slide the VPN toggle to the right (on) or left (off).

turn on vpn

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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How to uninstall the VPN configuration

If you ever need to uninstall the VPN, go to Settings > General > VPN. Tap the (i) icon next to your custom VPN. Scroll down to the bottom of the VPN screen, and tap Delete VPN. Tap Delete again to confirm.

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Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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