How to setup OpenVPN on Android



Step 1

Download OpenVPN config file for Android

First of all, you need to download OpenVPN config files from this link. These “.ovpn” files are actually the server addresses that you can connect to them.


Now unzip the OpenVPN configuration zip file that you just downloaded. You can open this zip file, select all items, and extract them.


Step 2

Download OpenVPN for Android

Download OpenVPN to setup OpenVPN on Android

Open “Google Play Store” and search for “OpenVPN”. you can directly go to this page to download from Google Play Store.

You can download and install the OpenVPN APK file with this link if you don’t have access to Google Play Store.


Install the official version of OpenVPN.


Step 3

Setup OpenVPN on Android

Run OpenVPN software on your Android device.


After opening the application, touch the “FILE” tab.

Choose “Allow” so OpenVPN can access your device storage.

Locate to the folder that you extracted the OpenVPN configuration zip file there (refer to step 1), choose a profile (a server profile with .ovpn extension), and touch the “IMPORT“.

Now you need to enter your VPN Username and Password and touch the “ADD” button on the top right corner.


Step 4

Connect to OpenVPN on Android

You will see the server profile. You can add more profiles by touching the “+” button and importing all available server profiles provided in the zip file you extracted before.

Now, you just need to touch a profile to connect to that server.


For the first time, you need to touch “OK” when the connection request windows appear.


Congratulations! you are just connected now.


If you wish to disconnect, just touch the profile again. for the first time, you need to check the “Don’t show again” option and touch the “OK” button.


You are disconnected now.

Useful Tips for OpenVPN Users

1- You can create a Connect and Disconnect button on your device’s home screen. Read this guide to learn this useful trick.

2- You can active the Kill Switch option for your OpenVPN app. Read this guide to learn how to do it.