The Android platform has APIs that allow developers to create virtual private network (VPN) solutions. These apps offer VPN protocols that the built-in client does not support, and can help you connect to an VPN service without the need for complex configuration.
This article will show you how to use OpenVPN on your Android device to connect with NordVPN servers. It also shows you how to set up the connection using the NordVPN app and an OpenVPN profile. This method requires a little more knowledge, but will give you more control over your mobile data and your connection quality.
To get started start, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. Then, you need to download the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN provider. These config files have a.ovpn extension and can be downloaded from the VPN provider’s website or by contact their live chat service for assistance. After downloading the config files on your PC or Android device, you are able to transfer them to your device. You can do this by directly downloading them onto the device or using an application like ZArchiver.
After you’ve uploaded your OpenVPN config files, launch the OpenVPN app and tap «+» to add a new VPN profile. Select a server and then tap «Connect». Once connected, the tunnel will secure all Internet traffic to the server. The app displays the status and the details of the connection in the Status tab. The app allows you to keep the VPN connection in use even when it’s not being used.