How to install the OpenVPN client on Android


The installation begins by opening the Google Play Store. Find and install Android OpenVPN Connect, the official Android OpenVPN application.

The .ovpn profile can be transferred by connecting your Android device to your computer using USB and copying the file over. Alternatively,

if you have an SD card reader, you can remove the SD device, copy the file on it, and then insert the card into the Android device. Launch the OpenVPN application and tap the menu to import the profile.
Then navigate to the saved profile location and save the file. The application will make a note that the profile has been imported.

How to connect

To connect, touch the Connect button. You will be asked if you trust the OpenVPN application. Choose Ok to start the connection. To disconnect from the VPN, go to the OpenVPN application and press Disconnect.

Testing the VPN connection

Once everything is installed, a simple check confirms that everything is working properly. Without VPN enabled, open a browser and search for WhatisMyIP. The site will display the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider as seen by the rest of the world. To check DNS settings using the same site, click Extended Test and it will tell you which DNS server you use.

Now you can connect to OpenVPN and refresh your browser. A different IP address of the VPN server should appear. This will be the address displayed from now on. again WhatisMyIP Extended Test will check your DNS settings and confirm that you are now using the DNS resolvers pushed by your VPN.

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