iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

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iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by jtkvpn » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:47 am

Is there any way to get iOS 12 shortcuts to enable or disable a VPN connection? I haven't found any way to do it via either the Settings app or the OpenVPN app, version 3.0.1

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by m_theredhead » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:16 pm

This would be a great feature. I have a couple of apps that require VPN access and it would be great if I could start then via a shortcut and then start the app.

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by radiocolin » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Adding another vote for this feature.

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by mrdindon » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:24 pm

One vote here too :) That way way could enable it based on location . . .

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by ecrist » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:27 pm

The OpenVPN does provide a pretty easy way to enable/disable a VPN with a simple toggle.
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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by Pi-DD » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:17 am

I’ll add my vote to that request! The toggle is simple, but it would be nice to be able to automate doing it into a series of shortcut events that open one or more other apps.

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by ZetiX » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:54 pm

ecrist wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:27 pm
The OpenVPN does provide a pretty easy way to enable/disable a VPN with a simple toggle.
While there is a easily way to enable/disable a VPN within the app, allowing this feature in the shortcuts app give users the ability to automate it.

I also hope that this feature gets implemented as it's really useful. Some examples are running the shortcut and checking if the IP is the IP of the VPN and running certain tasks if connected. If it isn't, then shortcuts will turn the VPN on.

Without this integration, you could only redirect users to the OpenVPN Connect app and have them manually toggle it on, then go back to the shortcut app to run it again. This has to be implemented by VPN app developers as Apple did not implement the ability to directly access the VPN toggle in settings.

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by SaturnusDJ » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Kick.

A nice implementation would be to use iOS's 3D Touch functions, which on most devices will be the deep press and on some and all newer devices will be a long press.

Probably even better would be a button in the Control Centre, although I guess only Apple can do that. Then Apple should make a control for VPNs (that is any VPN). Or did they maybe do this in iOS 13? I don't have it yet.

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Re: iOS 12 shortcuts to enable/disable VPN

Post by Stach » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:02 pm

And another vote here. It would be extremely helpful in Shortcuts workflows to initiate OpenVPN tunnels, perform other actions, and then close the tunnel. OpenVPN is fantastic, but this would only help make it much more powerful and desirable.

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