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

The Android platform comes with APIs to allow developers to develop virtual private networks (VPN) solutions. These apps are able to offer VPN protocols that the built-in client can’t support and help you connect to an VPN service without the need for complex configuration.

This article will explain how to use OpenVPN on your Android device to connect with NordVPN servers. It also explains how to manually set up the connection using the NordVPN app and an OpenVPN profile. This method requires more knowledge, but can provide greater control over your mobile data as well as the quality of your connection.

Download the OpenVPN Connect application from the Google Play Store. After that, you’ll 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 contacting their live chat team for assistance. After downloading the config files, transfer them to your Android device (or PC). You can download directly to your device or use an application like ZArchiver.

Start the OpenVPN application and then tap “+”, to add an existing VPN profile. Choose a server, then click “Connect”. Once connected, the tunnel will secure all Internet traffic to the server. The app displays the status and details of the connection in the Status tab. The app also comes with an all-day-long VPN option that keeps the connection alive even when the app isn’t in use.