The Android platform comes with APIs to allow developers to develop virtual private networks (VPN) solutions. These apps offer VPN protocols that the built-in clients don’t support and help you connect to a VPN service without the need for complex configuration.
This article explains how you can make use of the OpenVPN app on your Android device to connect to NordVPN servers. It also shows you how to set up the connection using the NordVPN app and an OpenVPN profile. This method requires a their website little more knowledge, but can give you greater control over your mobile data and the quality of your connection.
Download the OpenVPN Connect application from the Google Play Store. Then, you will have to download 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 reaching their live chat team for assistance. After downloading the config files on your computer or Android device, you are able to transfer them. You can download directly to your device or use an app like ZArchiver.
Start the OpenVPN application and then tap “+” to add an existing VPN profile. Select a server, and then click “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 also has the option to keep the VPN connection active even when it is not being used.