How do I setup VPN for iOS?

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

 Mobile iOS


The Cisco AnyConnect client is available for mobile iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. This tutorial will walk you through installing and using the mobile AnyConnect client.

Step 1:

Search for Cisco AnyConnect in the Apple App Store and install the client.

Install the client from the app store.Download the client

Step 2:

Once the Cisco AnyConnect client has been installed, press Open (or find it among your icons).

Press open or find it among your icons.Type in your AppleID if prompted.

Step 3:

You will be prompted if you want to let the AnyConnect client extend the VPN capabilities of your device. Press OK.

Press OK.Open the client once downloaded.

Step 4:

Add a VPN Connection and give it a Description and enter vpn.uidaho.edufor the server address.

Enter for the server address.Click OK to enable the software.

Step 5:

Now that your connection has been created, select it from the connection list.

Select your connection from the connection list.Type in a description and the server address

Step 6:

Select the VandalVPN group and enter in your username and password. If you use Duo push, you should be prompted to approve. Otherwise, for more information on accessing the VPN with Duo, please see How do I use the VPN with Duo?

Select the VandalVPN group.Select VandalVPN and enter in your UI username and password.

Step 7:

You should now be connected to the VPN client. A VPN logo will appear in the status bar. An additional VPN profile will be installed by default and will be the default for future connections.

An additional VPN profile will be installed by default and will be the default for future connections.You should now be connected to the VPN

Step 8:

To return to the client to connect/disconnect, just find the AnyConnect icon and select it.

Find the AnyConnect icon and select it.Re-open the client any time to turn off the VPN.

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