How to Change a VPN on Your iPhone

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Updated September 16, 2022

Finding the best VPN is one of the essential steps to protecting your data. However, most only think of securing computer data, forsaking their mobile device. When managing sensitive information, phone data is critical and should be connected to a VPN. Below, we will explain how to change a VPN on your iPhone.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Changing your VPN location switches your IP address, so you can connect to parts of the world where internet restrictions are laxer.
  • Enter your iPhone’s general VPN settings and change the server information to change the VPN location.
  • VPN services are a great way to increase online privacy and internet freedom.

If you’ve yet to get started with a VPN, check out our pics for the best VPNs for iPads. We also have a helpful article explaining how to connect a VPN on a Mac.

Insider Tip

Always try to use a VPN when connected to a public Wi-Fi network. Always try to use a VPN when connected to a public Wi-Fi network.

How to Change Your VPN on an iPhone

Once you’ve selected a reliable VPN provider, knowing how to configure a VPN on an iPhone is a necessary security measure because there are many hackers, trackers, and censors online. VPNs encrypt all outgoing data by sending it through a secure and remote server. This encryption makes it extraordinarily difficult for anyone monitoring your internet connection to see what you’re up to and use the data for their nefarious purposes.

Once set up, another handy thing to know is how to change your VPN server. Learning to access different server locations helps get around internet restrictions. Finally, once you have everything figured out, learn how to turn off an iPhone VPN.

Keep in mind that all internet-connected devices need data protection. We have resources explaining how to secure your data on various gadgets. For example, you can check out our article explaining how to install a VPN on a Firestick.

STEP 1 Research the Best VPN

Go online and research some of the various options for VPN servers. Ensure that the server is secure and reliable before connecting.

STEP 2 Open the iPhone’s Settings

Open the general settings and scroll down until you find the option for VPN.

STEP 3 Open VPN Settings

Press “Add VPN Configuration.” Open the option for “Type” and choose your preferred VPN protocol. Fill in the rest of the information. Under “Description,” you can name the VPN anything. Then plug in the server name, and account name, and create your password.

STEP 4 Save VPN

In the upper-right-hand corner, press “Done.” A message might appear, signaling that the connection may not be secure. To bypass this, press “Save.”

STEP 5 Change VPN Location

You’ll have to research a different server to change your VPN location. Once you know where you want to connect, reenter the details as explained above to switch to a private network in your desired location.

Warning

Hackers use some free VPNs to infiltrate user systems and install malware.

STAT: Encryption is measured by bits. Each bit is a character with which data entries are encoded. The best encryptions have 256-bit encoding. (source)

How to Change VPN on an iPhone FAQs

What's the best way to choose a VPN provider?

Always ensure the VPN provider is secure, reliable, and safe. From there, you can compare things like connection speed and server locations.

Are there any safe free VPNs?

There are many safe free options, but users must carefully vet any VPN connection before using it. Many will sell your data or, worse, install malware on your computer.

Is it legal to change your VPN location?

Yes, for the most part, using a VPN to mask your location is legal. Keep in mind, however, that using a VPN of any kind is illegal in a few countries, like Russia, North Korea, China, and Iraq.
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