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The Android platform offers APIs that allow developers to build virtual private networks (VPN) solutions. These apps offer VPN protocols that the built-in Android client does not support, and can allow you to connect to VPN services without the need for complicated 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 method requires more specialized knowledge but will give you more control over your mobile data and your connection quality.

To begin, download the OpenVPN Connect app from the Google Play Store. Next, obtain the OpenVPN config files from your VPN provider. These config files have a.ovpn extension and can be downloaded from the VPN provider’s website or by calling their live chat support team for assistance. After downloading the config files on your computer or Android device, you can transfer them. You can do this by downloading them directly to your device or using an application such as ZArchiver.

Launch the OpenVPN application and tap “+” to create an existing VPN profile. Select a server, then click “Connect”. Once connected, the tunnel secures all Internet traffic to the server. The app shows the status and information of the connection in the Status tab. The app also offers an automatic VPN option that ensures that the connection remains active even when the app isn’t active.