Free VPNs for iPhone Users: OpenVPN + Ovpn Spider

VPNs are useful for testing viewing webpages from a remote location or visiting blocked websites. In this post, I will introduce a method for finding and using free VPNs on iPhone.

Note that the VPNs are free and the providers are not identified. Hence, only use this method for visiting public webpages or keeping visiting https sites. If security or privacy are important concerns, find a reliable VPN service or set up your own.

The apps on iPhone used here are (please note that these apps may not be available in App Store of some areas such as mainland China. As Apple allows registering account without credit card, you may register one account in the US App Store):

Ovpn Spider

First, open “Ovpn Spider” and let it download the list of profiles.

Second, click any profile that looks good for you. In the menu, select using “OpenVPN” to open it.

Third, in OpenVPN, click the “+” to add the profile.

OpenVPN add profile

It should looks like this after the profile is added.

OpenVPN profile added

Last, you can turn on the OpenVPN.

OpenVPN turn on

If the VPN service is not available, try another one from the “Ovpn Spider”.

After the VPN is connected, visit Who am I to check whether your IP is the VPN’s.

Alternative method: you may also try Ark VPN which provides an app and the VPN services. It also gives 2 hour free VPN service time with additional daily free time which may be enough if you just use VPN occasionally.

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.


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