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How to install NordVPN on iOS

We take you through, step-by-step, the process of installing the popular NordVPN service on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

In this example, we're looking at installing NordVPN on an iOS device. A similar process follows for Mac, Windows, and Android.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

To get started, head on over to the App Store and search for NordVPN.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

When you find the app, go ahead and tap Get.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Next, authorize the download.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Once the download completes, you can open the app.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

On my somewhat older iPhone, it took a few moments for the app to open the first time.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

This is where you log in or sign up. If you don't have an account, this would be the time to get one.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Now, log in.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

You can also choose to login with a code, which will be sent to your email box. I checked on my Mac's browser, but you could also look on your phone's email app.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Go ahead and type in the code.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Either way, you're now logged into the app.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

NordVPN now asks to send you notifications. Since it's a VPN and that's all about your security, you should probably allow it.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

And now, it's time to make your first connection.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

The app will explain that you have to give permission for NordVPN to do its thing. Tap the blue button...

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

And give your OK.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

You be taken to the VPN preferences pane in the Settings app. I have two VPNs available to me on my iPhone, but make sure NordVPN is turned on.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

There you go. You're connected. I chose my nearest location, but you can choose what you want.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

If you pull up from the bottom of the screen, you can see a list of destination servers you can select from.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

There are other settings as well. One you should choose right away is VPN connection.

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Then tap Auto-connect... 

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How to install NordVPN on iOS

Here's where you can decide if you want your phone always to connect via the VPN, only when you're on Wi-Fi, or to wait until you initiate a connection manually.

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