Openvpn for Android is a no-cost app that works on any device running Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. It uses the Android API of the system and doesn’t require numerous permissions. It’s important to understand that openvpn for Android is not a VPN service, it’s a client that connects to the VPN server. There must be a server ‘on the other end of the line’ in order for it to work.

You’ll require an NordVPN Account, the NordVPN App installed on your device, and the configuration files for the server location you’ve selected. Our recommended VPN providers provide downloads of their configuration documents for various locations. Download the config files to your phone or computer and then transfer it to your device via the USB/SD-card/Dropbox. Install the OpenVPN Connect app by Arne Schwarzbe from the Google Play Store once the file has been downloaded.

OpenVPN Connect is the «official» client offered by the OpenVPN Inc company and is designed to be a user-friendly interface for casual VPN users who do not have technical knowledge. It’s not as feature-rich openvpn for Android that is designed for more advanced users. Both apps allow you to connect to any VPN that supports the OpenVPN Protocol, however openvpn android offers a more user-friendly interface, and it is compatible on more devices. It also offers features like dynamic IP addresses and split tunneling, which are not available on the official OpenVPN Connect app.