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Discontinuing support for IKEv2 and OpenVPN on iOS and macOS

Now that we have made more modern, powerful, and sleek VPN protocols, including WireGuard™ and our own Stealth, available on our apps, we’ve decided to remove the following protocols from the following platforms:

  • IKEv2 and OpenVPN from our iPhone app
  • OpenVPN from our Mac app

Additionally, due to how these protocols are implemented on Apple devices, especially Apple’s native IKEv2 implementation, there may also be security issues, particularly since Apple’s native VPN implementations are known to have problems

Removing IKEv2 and OpenVPN will allow us to ensure your safety and reduce complexity without affecting the VPN experience for the majority of our users. The reduction of complexity should also allow us to speed up the development of new features for these apps. 

For optimal performance and to ensure your privacy, we recommend you use the Proton VPN app with our Smart Protocol feature, which will choose the best VPN protocol for your network.

However, if you need to, you can still use OpenVPN on iOS or macOS with Proton VPN — you’ll simply need to manually configure it using a third-party application.

How to manually configure OpenVPN for iOS

How to manually configure OpenVPN for macOS

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