This article will be dealing with the settings of openVPN on android phone. But before we go into the details, I will like us to know what VPN is about.
What is VPN?
VPN (virtual private network) is a secure and private solution within the wider internet itself that allows users, whether they are individuals, or part of an organization, or business to send and receive data while maintaining the secrecy of a private network. That means you could use one to create a secure “tunnel” into your company network to enjoy access to private internal systems, but also means you could browse in complete privacy online and access content you might otherwise not be able to get such as Netflix or BBC iPlaye.
OpenVPN for Android is an open source client compatible with all versions of Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later. Most devices released since 2012 are running Android 4.x or later.
Since this tutorial is about setting up OpenVPN on Android phone, the keep reading as you will learn the details of configure open VPN on your Android phone.
How to Use OpenVPN On Android Phone
The step bellow will guide you to set up open VPN on your android phone. The steps are easy and simple to follow. Here are the steps:
Step 1 ====> Open your browser and go to android configuration files.
Step 2 ====> Now download all files by tapping on them one after the other. You can also download a full .ovpn configuration package which later you need to unzip.
Step 3 ====> Go to the Google Play App store, tap on the search button in the App store.
Step 4 ====> Now search for the app called OpenVPN Connect on the play store, then install the application into your device.
Step 5 ====> Then accept to the pop-out terms.
Step 6 ====> Tap and open the application on your Android phone
Step 7 ====> Now tap on the menu button at the top-right screen in the application.
Step 8 ====> Then tap on Import in the dropdown menu.
Step 9 ====> Choose Import profile from SD card and find the downloaded configuration files (they will be downloaded to the downloads folder by default).
Step 10 ====> Tap on one of the configuration file and import it.
Step 11 ====> Accept the profile.
Step 12 ====> Now repeat steps 7 to 11 and add other server configurations into the app.
Step 13 ====> Select a server by tapping on the box with a drop down menu and choosing one server.
Step 14 ====> Enter your NordVPN account credentials, then tap on Connect.
Step 15 ====> Continue to connect without a certificate until you have successfully connected.
Step 16 ====> Finally, to disconnect from the server tap on Disconnect button as shown bellow.