The Android platform offers APIs that allow developers to build virtual private networks (VPN) solutions. These apps can provide VPN protocols that the built-in client can’t support and help you connect to a VPN service without any complicated configuration.
This article explains how to use 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 is more complex but it allows you to have greater control over the quality of your connection as well as mobile data.
Download the OpenVPN Connect application from the Google Play Store. After that, you’ll need to obtain the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. These configs are tagged with a.ovpn extension file and are available via the VPN provider’s website or via their live chat support. After downloading the config files to your PC or Android device, you are able to transfer them. You can download them directly to your device or use an application like ZArchiver.
Once you’ve imported the OpenVPN configuration files, open the OpenVPN app and click “+” to add you could try these out an additional VPN profile. Select a server, then click “Connect”. Once connected then all Internet traffic is routed through the secure tunnel to the server selected. The app shows the status and information of the connection on the Status tab. The app also has an always-on VPN option that ensures that the connection remains active even when the app isn’t running.