VPN Setting stays ON!!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by BvizioN, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. BvizioN macrumors 68040

    BvizioN

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    I do apologise if there is another thread with this subject I could not find....
    But this VPN (Virtual Private Network) stays ON on my iPhone 5. I turn if OFF and in a matter of seconds it turns itself ON! Any suggestion how to get read of this? Thanks.
     

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  2. big samm macrumors 65816

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    I use vpn on my iPhone but never had a problem turning it off... That's real weird... Is this hapening on wifi and 4/G?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'd try a full restore and see if that clears it..If not then I'd take it in to Apple.
     
  4. BvizioN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    On both, 3G and wifi! Only started the last few days and just won't go away! Could this result in more battery consumation?
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    If it's only just started, then it may be software related...I'd give a restore a shot. As long as you have backups, then you've got nothing to lose by trying.
     
  6. chipmac64 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue on my iPad. I found that there is another VPN setting in the General Settings area. Scroll done to the bottom of General and you should see a VPN option that says connected. Select this and look at the choose configuration area to see if Connect on Demand is turned on. With this on any time I would use an app that connected to the net the VPN would turn back on. Once I turned Connect on Demand off all is fine. Hope that helps.
     
  7. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Where is that connect on demand option? I can't seem to find it...
     
  8. Kuwait macrumors member

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    go to your settings > general > VPN. Now tap the little blue arrow next to 'name vpn' and switch off the 'Connect On Demand'.
     
  9. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    How does one find the "connect on demand" item? I have never been presented with this option as it just doesn't exist on my device? Could be handy for some things I do and would like to know how to add this option if it is even possible, I am on an original iPhone 5 if it makes a difference (not one of the newer models with the extra bands included).
     
  10. Sheldonsmith macrumors regular

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    Mine does not have "Connect on Demand" but I wish it did... iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.2. WiTopia, Verizon, using IPSec as my only configuration.

    Should I try a PPTP or L2TP for "Connect on Demand" to show up?

    Thanks,

    Sheldon
     
  11. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    I am only using L2TP and don't have the option.
     
  12. david91 macrumors regular

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    I think that is software related. Check out Express VPN. Could be possible for you to use.
     
  13. ampicillin macrumors newbie

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    Than
    Thanks a lot. It works. I was having the same issue on iPhone 7 plus (Need to connect on blue dot next to VPN name and then options comes up)
     
  14. perwarg13 macrumors newbie

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    Glad i found these same problem a while ago. It'd help bigtime
     
  15. derek macrumors newbie

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    I found a second solution, specific to my VPN app and separate from "Connect on Demand" (which I keep OFF). I'm using proXPN's VPN client app. The first setting inside the app is "Connect to proXPN". I turned that OFF. Leave it off. Everything now works as desired. VPN doesn't attempt to connect unless I tell it to inside Settings: VPN.

    One thing I was finding was that having VPN continuously try to connect, while I have WiFi OFF, is that it was creating significant battery drain. I'm glad that's over.
     

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