This guide describes the configuration of the PPTP-Client running on Apple iOS.
While the screenshots of this guide are taken on an iPad, you can also use it to configure a PPTP connection on the iPhone.
Configuration and test runs should be made from an unrestricted WiFi hotspot prior to using the VPN on mobile broadband networks.
Mobile broadband carriers might block VPN traffic on their networks, thus making it hard to debug dysfunctional configurations.
It is recommended to use OpenVPN to connect to our service.
OpenVPN surpasses firewalls and routers easier and is more secure than PPTP.
PPTP is considered broken and should really only be used on platforms where OpenVPN is not available.
Instead of setting up PPTP, please follow the corresponding OpenVPN guide.
To start with setting up a new VPN connection press the Home button to display the Home Screen and select the Settings application.
To make sure to not use your mobile broadband carrier while setting up the VPN connection for the first time, please turn off the Cellular Data option.
Scroll down to the General settings entry and select it.
Continue by clicking VPN.
Choose to Add VPN Configuration… from the VPN settings.
In the options menu of the new connection select the Type field ...
... and change it to PPTP.
Enter IPredator as a Description. The Server to connect to is pptp.ipredator.se. Please enter your username in the Account field.
Leave the Encryption Level set to Auto.
Make sure to have Send All Traffic turned on.
Turn off Proxy settings.
To end the configration click Done.
Although the Encryption Level can be set to Maximum, some iOS versions seem to work improperly with that setting.
If you choose to not turn off the proxy settings here, but instead switch to Manual, you can configure our Proxy.
This lets Safari make use of an anonymizing proxy via the VPN. This proxy can only be reached when connected to the VPN.
iOS will display a warning about PPTP being insecure.
As you read the intro of this guide you already know about that but chose to use PPTP instead of OpenVPN.
Back in the System Settings VPN section toggle the Status switch to initiate a connection.
The connection gets established and a VPN icon appears in the top status bar.
For debugging purposes it might also be useful to look up the VPN assigned IP address here.
Leave the Status display by selecting the VPN navigation bar button.
To manually turn the VPN on or off, open the Settings application from your Home Screen.
The default VPN configuration is available here as a shortcut.
Without any traffic going through the tunnel the VPN connection will be turned off after a while and needs to be restarted manually again.
For PPTP on the iPhone, reconnecting does not work automatically and cannot be configured to activate when accessing certain network locations.
If you experience any problem after using this guide, please check our Problem Guide and the FAQ first.
An overview of PPTP client settings detailing technical aspects a bit more in depth is also available.
If these documents do not provide enough information for solving your problem, visit the online chat or use the Help Wizard to contact the support.