See how to enable and use PPTP VPN in iOS 10 after it’s been removed the support for it in the latest iOS 10 firmware update. You can still use PPTP VPN connections on iOS 10 by following the instructions in this post.
Internet security and privacy is becoming a hot topic amid the rising governmental regulations and surveillance besides hacker attacks and data monitoring. You would be familiar with the recent US government ruling that allows ISPs to sell your browsing history and internet data to companies. These kinds of recent developments have necessitated the use of VPN apps more than ever before. If you care about data privacy and security and don’t want it to land in the hands on an unauthorized person or organization, then you should definitely look for a reliable VPN connection to keep prying eyes away from your personal data. Although, on iOS, there is a large number of VPN apps available for iPhone and iPad. However, Apple has made slight changes to its policy regarding the use of VPN connections. The Cupertino tech firm has officially ended the support for VPN connections over PPTP, which has left many connections vulnerable.
However, iOS jailbreak community is notoriously famous for reversing Apple policies that go against the wishes of users by developing tools and apps that keep on offering users services even if they no longer get the official Apple support. True to their form, the jailbreak community has managed to find the cure for the support of PPTP.
Apple’s decision to cut the PPTP support in iOS 10 means that it won’t be accessible over a particular type of connections – but only if you are using stock iOS 10 firmware. This is no longer an issue on jailbroken iOS devices because if you are using an iPhone or iPad that’s jailbroken, then there is a tweak called PPTPFix. You can download it for free from the BigBoss jailbreak repository.
There is one issue that you should be aware of before using the PPTPFix jailbreak tweak that since iOS doesn’t have any user interface available for PPTP connections anymore, the tweaks works by using the UI reserved for an L2TP connection.
This is not a huge problem, however, it is something that you should be mindful of at the time of setting up and using this connection. Be sure to refer to the Cydia screenshot shown below to know what to enter in each field for setting up the connection. It not that hard to understand, especially when you wish to circumvent VPN restrictions, but the lack of interface makes it somewhat less than an optimum solution, which shouldn’t be a big issue for most users as long as it keeps delivering as promised by developers.
That’s all you needed to know about the PPTPFix tweaks. Now download and install it and keep on using PPTP VPN supported connections on iOS 10 on a jailbroken iPhone and iPad.