The Android platform provides APIs that allow developers to build virtual private network (VPN) solutions. These apps offer VPN protocols that the built-in client is not able to support. They can allow you to connect to VPN services without the need for complicated configuration.
This article will explain how to make use of OpenVPN on your Android device to connect with NordVPN servers. It also explains how to set up the connection using the NordVPN app and an OpenVPN profile. This method requires a little more expertise, but it can give you greater control over your mobile data as well as your connection quality.
To get started to begin, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. After that, you’ll need to obtain the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. These config files have a.ovpn extension and can be downloaded from the VPN provider’s website or by reaching their live chat team for assistance. Once you’ve downloaded the config files, you can transfer them to your Android device (or PC). You can do this by downloading them directly onto the device or using an app like ZArchiver.
After you’ve imported your OpenVPN config files, launch the OpenVPN app and tap “+” to add an additional VPN profile. Select a server and tap “Connect”. Once connected then all Internet traffic is directed through the secure tunnel to the server you have selected. The app displays the status and the details of the connection in the Status tab. The app also offers an all-day-long VPN option that keeps the connection alive even when the app’s not active.