Downloads and Guides: Connect to AnyConnect VPN for iOS and Android Devices

This article provides step-by-step instructions to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) client Cisco AnyConnect using an Android or iOS device. If you need to download the client, visit Downloads and Guides: Install AnyConnect VPN for iOS and Android Devices

Certain Departmental Pools, Full Tunnel VPN, and Split Tunnel VPN Pools require multi-factor authentication (MFA) throughDuo Security to connect. Using Duo and VPN is outlined inUsing Duo Append Mode with Cisco AnyConnect. For assistance in connecting, including Login Failed messages, contact Technology Help for assistance.


  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect application.
  2. Tap Connections and select the appropriate entry.
    AnyConnect VPN Connections window is shown, Split Tunnel General Access Pool is selected.
    • UMN - Split Tunnel - General Access VPN Pool - For most UofM VPN needs, including shared drive access.
    • AnyConnect-UofMvpnFull - Uses a UofM IP address for the entirety of connection.
    • UMN - Departmental Pools - Your department may require use of their VPN Pool.
  3. Toggle AnyConnect VPN button to ON.
    AnyConnect primary window is shown, AnyConnect connection toggle is highlighted.
    • For Departmental Pools, tap the Group menu and select the appropriate VPN Pool.
  4. Enter your Internet ID and password, in the Authentication window.
    AnyConnect Authentication window is shown, prompt for Username is active.
  5. Tap Connect. A Duo Security push will automatically be sent to your default Duo device.
  6. Approve the Duo Login Request.
  7. Verify that the status line says Connected.
    AnyConnect primary window is shown, AnyConnect VPN connection is toggled on.
    • To disconnect, toggle AnyConnect VPN button to OFF.