VPN which is compatible with IOS 9.3.5?

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  1. CarterUSM

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    Hi

    Can anyone recommend a VPN provider which is compatible with IOS 9.3.5?

    I recently installed Ivacy on the grounds that it ticked most of the boxes I wanted from a VPN. Unfortunately, when I tried to download a programme from the BBC Iplayer on my tablet (on which IOS 9.3.5 is installed), I was unsuccessful.

    I have investigated the possibility of installing the latest version of IOS on my tablet, but the option to do so is not appearing (I have followed the procedures as described by Apple and other websites, but every time I attempt to do so, the message ‘Your Ipad software is up to date, etc. etc…...’.)

    (As an aside – a lot of new apps appear to be incompatible with IOS 9.3.5, which makes it doubly frustrating that I can’t upgrade. Apple’s cunning plan appears to be that they expect you to bear the expense of buying one of their new tablets).

    As I cannot upgrade from IOS 9.3.5, I’m now looking for a VPN provider which is compatible with this OS. Can anyone make any suggestions, or offer any advice?

    Many thanks in anticipation.
     
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    Have you tried this VPN service? ‎Tunnel VPN - Secure Wifi Proxy
    You’ll have to check if it’s available in your local App Store. The description says it’s compatible with iOS 9 and above.
     
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    Hi Carter... - welcome to the forum! :) From the comments above about being 'stuck' on iOS 9.x, I'm assuming that you have one of the older iPads in the blue box below - correct?

    I'm using PIA as my VPN and their description from the App Store is that at least iOS 11.x is needed - I suspect true for many apps, including VPNs - you'll have to continue searching (or someone here will make a compatible suggestion) or consider buying a newer iPad that supports the latest iPadOS - Dave
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    I have used Nord VPN for over 3 years and it works fine on my iPad 2 with 9.3.5 and on my iPad Pro and iPhone 11 using 13.5. Hope this helps.
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    The current version of Nord VPN V5.7.6 on the App Store requires iOS 11 or later.
     
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    Well durn. Sorry about that. It shows that it is type IKEv2 on my old iPad3. iPad Pro shows NordVPN IKE. They seem easy to communicate with on their website and may offer a solution for you
     
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    One of the nice things the App Store does (if the developer allows it) is keep older versions apps available for those that purchased them. That means you can re-download compatible versions of an app (that you previously purchased) on your older iPad. It will do so automatically, detecting what iOS version your iPad is running.

    But, there is no way to purchase an older version of the app. If you don’t already own it, then only the current version is available (or not).

    Most of the time, this would keep people from accidentally purchasing an older app that does not have all the features described in the App Store. Occasionally, like for this, it makes it difficult to purchase the app you need.

    It should be understood that VPN apps are mostly a convenience. You can set up a VPN directly in Settings. What you mostly loose is convinience, quick access to turn it on/off, and usage tracking features.
     

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