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Wireguard-Installation on Apple iOS

This article describes how to install Wireguard on Apple iOS devices.

Step 1: Installation of the vpn client

Open the website https://www.wireguard.com/install/ and click on Download from AppStore in the iOS section.


You will now be redirected to the AppStore.

To install the WireGuard Client, click on Load. The client will now be installed.

Step 2: create VPN configuration

Important note: You have two options for installing the configuration:

 

  •  If you would like to install the configuration without a QR code, please use the Safari browser.
  •  If you would like to install the configuration via QR code, please follow the next steps on another device.

Go to https://www.rhrk.uni-kl.de/vpnwg/ and log in with your RHRK account (without @ rhrk.uni-kl.de).

You will now get to the profile overview.


In the drop-down menu, select whether you want to create a profile for a split tunnel or a full tunnel. For more information on the advantages and disadvantages of the selection, see Available tunnel types. Enter a suitable name for the profile in the field below and then click on create.

A popup opens to scan the QR code or download the configuration.


If you want to install the configuration via QR code, go directly to the next step.

If you install the configuration manually, please click here on Download Config (Important! Treat the downloaded profile like a password and never pass it on!)

Step 3: Import the configuration

Now open your Wireguard client.


Now click on Add Tunnel. You now have 2 options for installing the configuration:

  • If you would like to install the configuration via QR code, click on Scan from QR code and scan the QR code generated when creating the configuration. The message WireGuard would like to add VPN configurations appears in your client. Confirm the message by clicking on Allow and then enter your iPhone code. The installation is now complete.
  • If you would like to install the configuration using a configuration file, click on Create from file or archive. Your file browser opens. Now select the downloaded file (name wgtuk - ***. Conf). The message WireGuard would like to add VPN configurations appears in your client. Confirm the message by clicking on Allow and then enter your iPhone code. The installation is now complete.

Step 4: start VPN

The profile that has just been installed is now displayed in the client. To start the tunnel click on the slider behind your profile.


Once the connection has been established, the button is colored green.

Step 5: stop vpn

To end the VPN tunnel, click the slider behind your profile again. The symbol turns gray again and the tunnel is closed.

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