How to Use the OpenVPN Connect App on Your Android Device to Connect to NordVPN Servers

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 allow you to connect to VPN services without requiring a complex configuration.

This article will explain how to make use of OpenVPN on your Android device to connect with NordVPN servers. This article also shows how to manually configure the connection using the NordVPN application and an OpenVPN Profile. This is a more complicated method but gives you greater control over the quality of your connection as well as mobile data.

Download the OpenVPN Connect application from the Google Play Store. Then, you’ll require the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. The config files come with a.ovpn extension and can be downloaded from the VPN provider’s website or by contacting their live chat team for assistance. After downloading 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.

Launch the OpenVPN application and tap “+”, to add an existing VPN profile. Select a server and then click “Connect”. Once connected then all Internet traffic is routed through the secure tunnel to the chosen server. The app shows the status and other details of the connection on the Status tab. The app also has an automatic VPN option that ensures that the connection remains active even when the app isn’t in use.

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