I want to install OpenVPN on an iPhone 7 but can't get the OpenVPN app t open with the config file. I uploaded my own ovpn file to Google Drive and when I click on it it I can select "Open In" which shows me some apps including OpenVPN. If I tap OpenVPN it just flies away instead of opening the app.

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    I found gmail to work fine but iCloud Drive not to work on my iPhone 4S with iOS 9.3.5. There is an openVPN bug 14 months old on this topic and there has been no activity. – Butch Nov 12 '17 at 14:47

I used the native Mail app which did work while Gmail and Drive would not work.


The only way I have been able to install OpenVPN files is through iTunes (MacOS High Sierra and iOS 11)

  • Select the device icon in iTunes
  • A new menu of options on left will appear, select File Sharing
  • Scroll to find the OpenVPN app, click it - this reveals a file drop area
  • Drag a folder containing the config files to the file drop area in iTunes
  • Access the OpenVPN app and you should see a new screen asking to import (green ball with a '+' symbol) the VPN config config. enter image description here

I tried the following methods without success:

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Files (iOS)
  • Gmail
  • Mail (iOS)

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