OpenVPN For Android Vs OpenVPN Connect

Openvpn for Android is a no-cost application that works on all Android devices running 4.x or later. It works with the Android API of the system and does not request many permissions. Openvpn for Android is not a VPN in itself, but rather a client that connects to an VPN. It requires an internet connection to be “on the other side of the line” for it to function.

You’ll need a NordVPN account along with the NordVPN application installed on your device, and configuration files required to connect to your server. Our recommended VPN providers provide downloadable configuration documents for their different locations. Download the config file to your computer or phone and transfer it over 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 from the OpenVPN Inc company and is designed to be very user-friendly for casual VPN users with no technical expertise. It’s not as feature-rich as openvpn for Android and is intended for more advanced users. Both apps let you connect to any VPN that supports the OpenVPN Protocol, however openvpn android has a much more user-friendly interface and is supported by a greater number of devices. It also provides features such as dynamic IP addresses and split tunneling that aren’t found in the official OpenVPN Connect app.