The Android platform has APIs that allow developers to create virtual private networks (VPN) solutions. These apps provide VPN protocols that the built-in client does not support and can help you connect to VPN services without complex configuration.
This article will show you how to make use of OpenVPN on your Android device to connect to NordVPN servers. This article also explains how to manually configure the connection using the NordVPN application and an OpenVPN Profile. This method requires more specialized knowledge but can provide greater control over your mobile data and the quality of your connection.
To begin to begin, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. You will then have to download the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. The configs come with a.ovpn file extension and can be obtained via the VPN provider’s website or their live chat support. After downloading the config files on your computer or Android device, you can transfer them to your device. You can download them directly to your device, or use an app such as ZArchiver.
Launch the OpenVPN application and tap “+”, to add an existing VPN profile. Then select a server and tap “Connect”. Once connected, the tunnel encrypts all Internet traffic to the server. The app displays the status and the details of the connection on the Status tab. It also has an always-on VPN option that ensures the connection is always active even when the app isn’t in use.