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OpenVPN Alternatives for iPhone

There are many alternatives to OpenVPN for iPhone if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPhone alternative is WireGuard, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenVPN and eight of them are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to OpenVPN are ZeroTier, Shadowsocks, Tailscale and Outline VPN.

OpenVPN alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenVPN.
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  1. WireGuard icon

    WireGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.

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    Almost everyone thinks WireGuard is a great alternative to OpenVPN.

    WireGuard proposes a complete new concept. More lightweight, faster, easier to use. This is really a step up as far as secure ip tunnels are concerned.

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    Less detectable by DPI, smaller code base. Very easy to config

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    being unable to use blocked sites in Iran

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    Administration is a breeze, more secure, smaller code base.

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    Simpler, faster and more secure than OpenVPN

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  2. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

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    Almost everyone thinks ZeroTier is a great alternative to OpenVPN.

    For me the ideal replacement of the old hamachi, a little complicated installation in linux the first time, then everything on wheels.

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    Shadowsocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.

    ⚫︎ ShadowsocksShadowsocks has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
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    Most users think Shadowsocks is a great alternative to OpenVPN.
    jodumont

    this is a proxy not a vpn solution

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    Tailscale

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.

    ⚫︎ WireGuardTailscale supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationTailscale supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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  5. Outline VPN icon

    Outline VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet

    Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets news organizations easily provide their network safer access to the open internet.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Outline VPN without registration.
    ⚫︎ No LogsOutline VPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    ⚫︎ ShadowsocksOutline VPN has support for shadowsocks protocol to circumvent Internet censorship
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionOutline VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Tinc VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    ⚫︎ OpenVPNTinc VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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    Tinc allows for either routed or bidged meshed encrypted network. Works perfectly on Linux, a bit harder to set up on Windows, but working perfectly.

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    Passepartout VPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Passepartout is a smart OpenVPN client perfectly integrated with the iOS platform. Passepartout is the only app you need for both well-known OpenVPN providers and your personal OpenVPN servers.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPassepartout VPN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ OpenVPNPassepartout VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPassepartout VPN consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    GoodAccess

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Chrome OS

    GoodAccess is a cloud VPN with zero-trust access controls specially designed for small and medium businesses.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionGoodAccess has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedGoodAccess is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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