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#Install `.ovpn` file on iDevice
**[Back to OpenVPN main page](/configuration/services/openvpn)**
 
[Back to Configure iPhone main page](/configuration/services/openvpn/ios)
 
How to transfer the `.ovpn` file from a computer to an iDevice (e.g., iPhone or iPad)?
 
| Note! |
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| It is **not** recommend to use email to load the `.ovpn` file to the iDevice |
 
 
##Getting started
1. Using the **App Store** install [**OpenVPN Connect**](https://apps.apple.com/app/openvpn-connect/id590379981) on the iPhone / iPad
* Do this first before continuing
2. Attach iPhone / iPad to the computer via USB cable
3. Unlock iPhone
4. if asked - Trust the Mac
 
 
##On the Computer side
* Launch the iTunes app on the computer [^1]
* Click on the device icon to right of the drop down
 
![](/configuration/services/openvpn/ios_v2/iTunes/itunes_device_v2b.png)
 
1. Click **File Sharing**
2. Click (highlight) **OpenVPN**
3. **Add...** or drag & drop the `.ovpn` file
4. Click **Sync**
5. Click **Done**
 
![](../ios/itunes_add_ovpn_v3.png)
 
The `.ovpn` file is now loaded onto the iDevice. The next step is to load `.ovpn` into **OpenVPN Connect**.
 
##On the iPhone side
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| 1. On the iDevice, click **OpenVPN Connect** [^2] | ![](../ios/openvpn_icon.png) |
| 2. Click **OVPN Profile** | ![](../ios/openvpn_ovpn_profile.png) |
| 3. If the `.ovpn` file is **not** found you'll see this... | ![](./import_ovpn.PNG) ![](../ios/import_ovpn.png) |
| 4. If the `.ovpn` file is found you'll see this... Click **ADD** | ![](../ios/openvpn_import_profile.png) |
| 5. If you want OpenVPN to **Save Private Key Password** check the box and add password. This is the **PKCS12 File Password** from OpenVPN. Click **ADD** | ![](../ios/openvpn_imported_profile.png) |
| 6. Click **Allow** | ![](../ios/openvpn_add_vpn.png) |
| 7. Approve the VPN Configuration with Touch ID, Face ID or the iPhone Passcode | ![](../ios/open_vpn_configurations.png) |
| 7. When ready to connect, click on the slider switch | ![](../ios/ovpn_profiles_disconnected.png) |
| 8. When ready to connect, click on the slider switch | ![](../ios/ovpn_profiles_disconnected.png) |
| 8. After properly connected you'll see this screen. When ready to disconnect, click on the slider switch | ![](../ios/ovpn_profiles_connected.png) |
| 9. After properly connected you'll see this screen. When ready to disconnect, click on the slider switch | ![](../ios/ovpn_profiles_connected.png) |
| **Done!** | |
| **Done** - You are good to go! | |
 
[Back to Configure iPhone main page](/configuration/services/openvpn/ios)
 
**[Back to OpenVPN main page](/configuration/services/openvpn)**
 
[^1]: The instructions below are on macOS Mojave version 10.14.6 and iTunes Version 12.9.5.5
[^2]: The instructions below are on iPhone 8 and iOS 12.4.1 and OpenVPN Connect version 3.0.3