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VPN Setup for iOS : PPTP Protocol

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015 02:02PM EET

This article explains how to setup PPTP VPN protocol connection on a iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod).

Before we being you need to Activate your VPN account from your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount panel. In order to do this login to your

Under Home section you will find 
VPN Configuration Status. There simply enter the vpn username you would like to use and then click Activate. Your VPN account password will be the same as your Smart DNS Proxy account.

Smart DNS Proxy VPN

Setting up your iOS Device (iPad, iPhone, iPod) for VPN:


Tap on the Settings icon on your iOS device dashboard. Go to the General section, then tap on the VPN item.

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Tap on the Add VPN Configuration 

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Click on the PPTP tab at the top of the screen.

Using a web browser, navigate to the "Smart DNS Proxy VPN Server List" section on the Smart DNS Proxy Support website. Locate your VPN Server that you like to get connected.

  • In the Server box, enter the address of the vpn server you would like to get connected. For example to connect New York server you can enter

  • In the Description box, enter "SDP VPN". Here you can enter more friendly name depending of the servers you like to setup, i.e.; "Smart DNS Proxy", SDP United Kingdom", "SDP Switzerland".

In the Account and Password fields, enter your Smart DNS Proxy VPN account username and password. You can find this in your page under VPN status section.

Tap on "Save" form top right corner to Continue.

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Slide the switch ON to connect to the VPN. A small "VPN" icon should appear in the status bar at the top of the screen.

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You are now connected and all your internet traffic is Encrypted & Secured!

Once you're done, slide the switch OFF to turn off the VPN from your Settings section. You can connect and disconnect at anytime using the VPN switch at the top of the Settings menu.

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There are several reasons that the VPN connection will fail. Here are some things to check. 

  • PPTP protocol might be blocked in your Internet Service Provider connection. Setup L2TP VPN connection. L2TP uses different protocol and encryption layer.

If the VPN connection still fails, please log a ticket with our support team for assistance.

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