Install the ZeroTier VPN app on iPhone/iPad

Installing the iPhone/iPad client

  1. Download the "ZeroTier One" iOS client app from the Apple App Store.

    Launch the app. Launch the ZeroTier app on your iPhone or iPad

  2. Tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.

    In the ZeroTier App tap the plus icon to add a network
  3. Paste or enter the ZeroTier Network ID and tap the "Add Network" button. Don't mistakenly switch on "Enable Default Route", as this is close to the "Add Network" button.

    Enter or paste your Network ID into the ZeroTier App You can find your ZeroTier Network ID on the ZeroTier website
  4. A warning about adding a VPN configuration will popup. ZeroTier's privacy policy states that they only gather meta-data and "Relayed traffic is encrypted and can't be read by us.". Click 'Allow' to proceed. If your iPhone / iPad has Touch ID enabled it may also ask you to protect the new VPN configuration with your fingerprint.

    Allow ZeroTier to add a VPN connection on your iPhoen or iPad
  5. The screen should now show the Network ID. Tap the switch to connect. When you do this for the first time, we will need to go to the web page where we created the network and authorize this client device. Turn on your Network in the ZeroTier app

  6. Refresh the Zerotier Networks browser page and scroll right to the bottom. The list of devices that are either active on the network or are wanting to connect are shown here. I have already added a Mac to my ZeroTier network, and I can now see a second, unauthorized, device in the list.

    Enable your iPhone to connect to your ZeroTier VPN

    To authorize it, simply tick the box on the left-hand side (1). Filling in the Short Name field (2) will help you keep track of all your devices. I've called this "My iPhone", and ZeroTier has assigned the IP address to it. This IP address is only accessible by other devices connected to your ZeroTier network. Nobody else will be able to access this from the Internet.

  7. That's it. We're connected. We just need to configure FileBrowser now.

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