How to Use the OpenVPN Connect App on Your Android Device to Connect to NordVPN Servers
octubre 23, 2023
The Android platform comes with APIs that let developers create virtual private network (VPN) solutions. These apps offer VPN protocols that the built-in Android client cannot support and can help you connect to VPN services without complex configuration.
This article will guide you on how to use 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 method requires a little more expertise, but it can provide greater control over your mobile data as well as the quality of your connection.
To get started to begin, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. After that, you’ll need to obtain the OpenVPN configuration files from your VPN service provider. The configs come with a.ovpn extension and are available via the VPN provider’s site or through their live chat support. After downloading the Box cloud service config files on your computer or Android device, you can transfer them. You can download them directly to your device or use an app like ZArchiver.
Once you’ve imported the OpenVPN config files, launch the OpenVPN app and tap «+» to create a new VPN profile. Select a server, then click «Connect». Once connected to the server, all Internet traffic is routed through the secure tunnel to the selected server. The app shows the status and other details of the connection in the Status tab. The app offers the option to keep the VPN connection in use even when it’s not being used.