What Does VPN Stand for on the iPhone 11?

As you explore your iPhone and change your settings, you will occasionally encounter a setting or an option with which you aren’t familiar.

This could be something where the setting itself isn’t very descriptive, or maybe a little ambiguous, but you might also find options that include terms you don’t know.

One such setting can be found on the Settings > General menu, and is called VPN. A VPN is a virtual private network, and allows you to connect to the Internet through an encrypted tunnel. This serves the purpose of hiding your IP address, as well as making it more difficult for a third party to view the data that you send over the Internet.

There are many companies that provide VPN services (nordVPN is a popular one. You can find out more about them here), and typically require a monthly or yearly subscription. You can also set up a VPN on your home network, or your workplace may have a VPN that they might require you to use if you are using your phone for work.

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Where Do I Set Up a VPN on My iPhone?

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3. Note that you are going to need to know the details for your VPN before you complete these steps.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the General menu

Step 3: Touch the VPN button.

select the VPN option

Step 4: Tap the Add VPN Configuration button.

touch the Add VPN Configuration button

Step 5: Enter all of the information for the VPN, then tap the Done button at the top-right of the screen.

what does VPN stand for on the iPhone 11

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