How to setup HideMyAss on my iPad?

ipad and vpnLots of people use tablets and the most popular of them all is the iPad. The question for many is therefore if they can use the VPN service they are subscribing to on their iPads, and the answer is yes. In this little setup guide we will show you how you can use your HideMyAss subscription on your iPad.

To use a VPN connection on your iPad you need to follow these steps. Before going ahead you should login to your HideMyAss account (or create one if you still haven’t got one). Once you have logged in click the menu button named PPTP servers. Once this is done, follow these steps to setup HideMyAss on your iPad.

Setup HideMyAss on an iPad

  • Click the settings button on your iPad
  • Click general settings and VPN
  • Click “add a new VPN connection”
  • Click the PPTP menu and add the following information
    • Description: Give it a name of your choice, f.ex: HideMyAss Holland
    • Server: Find the IP of the server you want to connect to (can be found on the PPTP server list available once you are logged in to your account on the HideMyAss site). It should look something like this: (do not copy this, because it will not work)
    • Account: Type your username with which you are registered to HideMyAss
    • RSA SecurID: Turn this option off (if it has been on)
    • Password: This is not your normal HideMyAss password, but a special password which can be found on the PPTP page where you also find the IP address of the server you want to connect to.
    • Encryption level: Auto
    • Send all traffic: On
    • Proxy: Off
  • Press save and the connection is now setup and ready to use.
  • Time to connect!!


Why is a VPN connection useful on an iPad?

Many people bring their tablet with them wherever they go, and as they find an open WiFi in a restaurant, cafe or hotel they connect and surf the Internet for free. What they often forget are the dangers connected to using open WiFi, as people can easily steal information and data you send in such a network. That is why many people use a VPN connection with the simple goal of protecting their data and information when they use their iPad, Tablet, Laptop or computer in open networks.

[stextbox id=”info”]These instructions are still working so use them if you want to. But, in October 2013 HideMyAss released a client which can be downloaded from the iStore making it even easier to use your iPad to connect to one of the many VPN servers available from HideMyAss. The program is free to use, all you need is a HideMyAss subscription.[/stextbox]

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6 thoughts on “How to setup HideMyAss on my iPad?

  1. Adrian says:

    Trying to watch March Madness on my iPad, and even though I’m connected through a US server now through your service, when I click on the ‘get app’ to get the march madness live app, it won’t bring it up on my iTunes store. Any suggestions?

    • Thomas Stein says:

      It might be a problem with the fact that you are not registered for the “US iTunes store”, which means that you will not be able to download apps made available really for the US iTunes store only. That would be my number one guess. If I remember correct it is possible to change the location of your iTunes store, even though it can feel complicated and create some mess. You can read more about changing the location of your iTunes store here:

      Ps: I can not guarantee that it will solve the problem, but if you have a US iTunes Store account combined with a US IP, it should work, I believe.

  2. Rachel says:

    When I use Hide My Ass on mu iPad, the IP address will work for only 20 minutes or so then the VPN disconnects and I need to manually change the IP address. Is there something I’m missing?!

    • Thomas Stein says:

      I have not faced this problem before, but I will test it myself to see if I get some similar error, and write here if I find out anything about what makes this problem occur and what you can do to solve the problem!

    • Thomas Stein says:

      HideMyAss doesn’t have a server in Venezuela as far as I know, but you can use it from Venezuela to create a Netflix account in for example USA and then watch Netflix in USA with an American IP address.You can read more about it in this article.

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