Routing traffic from iPhone/iPad

Learn how to handle Meshnet's traffic routing feature on iOS/iPadOS.

Before you begin

To start using traffic routing, make sure that the device you want to route traffic through meets the following criteria:

  • The NordVPN app is running, and the Meshnet feature is enabled in the app.

  • The device is connected to your Meshnet.

  • The Traffic routing through your device permission is granted for your client device. To learn more, see Traffic routing permissions.


You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on device ownership:

Start routing traffic

You can use the following two methods to start a traffic routing connection on an iPhone or an iPad.

Method 1: From the Meshnet tab

To start routing traffic from the Meshnet tab, follow these steps:

  1. Open NordVPN.

  2. Tap Route traffic.

  3. Find the device you want to route traffic through and tap it.


If you do not see the desired device in the list, ensure that the peer device is active and has granted your device the traffic routing permissions.

Upon establishing the connection, the device’s icon will change.


When routing traffic for the first time, you will receive a prompt detailing the caveats of traffic routing. Read this information and tap I understand to proceed with the connection.

Method 2: From the main screen

To initiate a routing connection from the main screen:

  1. Open NordVPN.

  2. From the connection menu, select Traffic routing.

  3. Find the device that you want to route traffic through and tap it.

Once connected, you will see the host device’s Nord name on the main application page.

Stop routing traffic

To stop traffic routing, you can use the following methods:

  • Tap the Disconnect button on the main application page.

  • Tap the host device in the Route traffic menu.


Connection pause is currently not available while routing traffic through a Meshnet peer device.

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