Always-on VPN

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by duderman67, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. duderman67 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guyz. At WWDC Apple promises that they'll include always-on VPN in iOS 8. Does somebody try it? Does it really work well now? Thank you.
     
  2. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    I'd like to go ahead and bump this thread...
    Has anyone heard anything about this, yet? Currently, the only way to keep the VPN connection "always on" is to leave the iPhone connected to a laptop/MacBook via USB port or jailbreak/install tweaks like Insomnia and such.
    Thanks!
     
  3. Sonmi451 Suspended

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    I don't think it works yet. I tried it, and it did stay on for way longer than it used to. But I don't think it's fully active yet.
     
  4. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    I have OpenDNS Umbrella and there is now an auto-on profile. It can effectively act as an always on VPN - anytime it detects data it turns on if it is off (i.e. phone loses coverage) and stays on even when in sleep mode. Works well.
     
  5. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I didn't even know about this feature.

    Great news for us China-dwellers who want to access the rest of the world!
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    OpenDNS Umbrella is in no way similar to a VPN connection.
     
  7. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    My point wasn't that OpenDNS is a replacement for a VPN its that it configures itself via a VPN profile which can be set to auto-on.
     
  8. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    So we still have to use a third party app / leave it plugged in via USB.
    Hopefully they will figure it out by the time they roll out iOS 8.
     
  9. Suture macrumors 6502a

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  10. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    it worked fine when i tried connecting to my router's endpoint pptp vpn over 4g on ios8 beta 5, it was still connected for over an hour & the router agreed on uptime
     
  11. snakes- macrumors regular

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    Any New for vpn´s with always on profile?

    is there some vpn service similar spot flux? vpn who block ads from traffic?
     

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