Android offers APIs to developers to create virtual private networks (VPNs). These apps provide VPN protocols that the built-in client does not support, and will enable you to connect VPN services without requiring a complex configuration.
This article will guide you on 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 requires more specialized knowledge but can give you a greater control over your mobile data and the quality of your connection.
To get started to begin, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. You will then need to obtain the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. These configs are tagged with a.ovpn extension and can be downloaded via the VPN provider’s website or via their live chat support. Once you’ve downloaded the config files and saved them to your Android device (or PC). You can download them directly to your device or use an app like ZArchiver.
After you’ve imported your OpenVPN configuration files, open the OpenVPN app and click “+” to create an additional VPN profile. Choose a server, then click “Connect”. Once connected, the tunnel secures all Internet traffic to the server. The app also displays the status and other details on the Status tab. The app allows you to keep the VPN connection active even when not being used.