Routing traffic from iOS

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

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 iOS.

Method 1: From the Meshnet tab

To start routing traffic from the Meshnet tab, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN and select the Meshnet
    tab at the bottom.
  2. 2.
    Tap Route traffic.
  3. 3.
    Find the host device that you want to use and tap it.
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.
Upon establishing the connection, the device’s icon will change.
Route traffic menu.

Method 2: From the main screen

To initiate a routing connection from the main screen:
  1. 1.
    Open NordVPN and tap Traffic routing.
    Traffic routing option highlighted.
  2. 2.
    Find the device that you want to use as a host and tap it.
Once connected, you will see the host device’s Nord name on the main application page.
Main application screen showing connection to a Meshnet peer device.

Stop routing traffic

To stop traffic routing, you can use the following methods:
  • Tap the Disconnect button on the main application page.
    Disconnect button.
  • Tap on the host device in the Route traffic menu.
    Meshnet peer device highlighted in the Route traffic menu.
Connection pause is currently not available while routing traffic through a Meshnet peer device.
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