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

Android offers APIs to developers that allow them to create virtual private networks (VPNs). These apps are able to offer VPN protocols that the built-in clients don’t support and assist you in connecting to the VPN service without complex configuration.

This article explains how to make use of the OpenVPN app on your Android device to connect to NordVPN servers. This article also shows how to manually configure the connection using the NordVPN application and an OpenVPN Profile. This is more difficult however it gives you greater control over the quality of your connection and mobile data.

Download the OpenVPN Connect application from the Google Play Store. Then, download the OpenVPN config files from your VPN provider. These configs are tagged with a.ovpn file extension and are available via the VPN provider’s site or through their live chat support. After downloading the config files on your PC or Android device, you are able to transfer them to. You can do this by directly downloading them to the device, or by using an application like ZArchiver.

Launch the OpenVPN application and tap “+” to create a VPN profile. Select a server and then tap “Connect”. Once connected, the tunnel will secure all Internet traffic to the server. The app shows the status and information of the connection under the Status tab. The app has an option to keep the VPN connection active even when it is not being used.

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