¿internet is safe? The short answer is no. Basically whenever we connect to the internet in one way or another we are in danger. Among viruses, malicious programs, codes from different websites, applications and a long list of dangers.
Every time we are connected to the internet we run the risk of suffering data loss or our device malfunctions.
In our mobile phones this can also happen and if you connect to a public Wi-Fi network or to which many people have access, the risk can end up being even greater.
When we connect to a Wifi network where many people can enter. We find the possibility that a person who has some knowledge on the subject can enter our device thanks to being on the same network.
Luckily this can be avoided with a VPN (virtual private network) iPhone devices work excellent with a VPN and you can connect to any kind of VPN you want without any kind of problem.
When we connect to a VPN we will not have security problems of the kind that I mentioned above. Bear in mind that if you connect to a public Wi-Fi network you are exposed to many dangers. From losing users and password, to accessing your information, conversations, etc.
So what we are going to see now is how to set up a VPN on iPhone. You will learn step by step how to set up, create and connect to a VPN to keep all your information private.
How to create, configure and connect to a VPN
When we use a VPN our data is encrypted. This means that absolutely no one can see any of our information. Even when we visit a website our real IP address is changed.
In short when we use a VPN if someone attacks us for saying somehow. In reality, it ends up attacking the VPN and not our device. Since we make a kind of bridge when using the VPN: our iPhone, then the VPN and then the internet. It is a kind of shield to say the least.
As we use the VPN when browsing, the IP address that is registered in any site or application that we use is that of the VPN itself. This means that We can even skip different regional blocks because the VPN IP is not even from our country.
Tutorial to create and configure a VPN on iPhone
So we are going to see all the steps you need to carry out to be able to navigate safely and above all things calmly. Without having to worry about anything at all.
- The first thing you have to do is go to “Settings”.
- Then we will go to the option of “general”.
- Now you have to go to the option that says “VPN”.
- If you have never used this option, a message will appear saying “Add VPN configuration”.
- Here you will have to add all the information of the service provider you hired. There are several free VPNs. So, if you just want to try, you should find one on the internet that convinces you.
Which VPN app is the best for my iPhone?
So setting up a VPN on our iPhone is not complicated at all. ButWhat is the best VPN app for my iPhone? We have a large number of services of this kind and we have something for everyone.
From some that are free and others that are paid. This can complicate things a bit if you don’t have a lot of experience with the matter. But we are going to investigate a little more about it so that things are clearer for you.
Currently the best that exists for iPhone is “NordVPN”Found in Panama. The positive thing about this VPN is not only that it meets what is necessary for us to meet our goal. But, it also has a wide variety of extra options that make it more than interesting.
“Kill Switch”Is one of the options that attracts our attention. The idea of a VPN is that our connection, our device, is secure, right? In case the connection to the VPN is cut off for some reason. “Kill Switch” is responsible for deactivating all internet connections automatically. The reason? So that our iPhone is not exposed even for half a second.
Do you remember that I mentioned that the headquarters of “NordVPN” is in Panama? The positive of this is that said country does not share the information of the people who use the internet.
How do we use this application? It is easier than you might imagine. All you have to do is download the app from the store. Once you have it downloaded, you will simply have to choose from the thousands of servers located in different countries. Obviously you must choose the server that is closest to your country.
Then simply activate the switch to start working the server and you will be able to browse with total security from your mobile device.
Advantages of using a VPN
In case you have a local network in your house. You can access it as if you were at home. This way you will have access to your computers as if you were really at home.
Another advantage is what we have been talking about throughout this article. You will be able to connect to the internet without anyone knowing anything about you. In a nutshell you are completely anonymous as no one will know your original IP. But they will know the one of your VPN.
As mentioned above. There are websites that block the IP addresses of certain countries. It is quite normal to find videos that are not available for certain countries. That ended.
At the beginning of the article we mention you how dangerous it can be to connect to a public Wi-Fi network or to which many people have access. It is more common than you imagine that people who seek information or spy on others take advantage of these networks to do their misdeeds. With a VPN you are protected from this.
It is also extremely useful for downloading any kind of files. Especially for those people who use torrent to download large files. In many cases, the IPS that would be the internet service providers. They block torrent programs so you don’t consume too much bandwidth.
When we connect to a VPN, this block does not affect us at all since the IPS actually you are seeing an encrypted connection between your computer and VPN.
So if we will summarize a bit: a VPN not only serves to keep our device and connection more secure. But it also serves to overcome any kind of blockage we have.
For those people who suffer from blocking even online games. They can also use a VPN on their computers to bypass these blocks and continue playing as usual. So you will realize that a VPN has great advantages and it is not only about the security of our device. Although this is possibly the most important.