OpenVPN Connect Vs OpenVPN For Android

OpenVPN Connect is the “official” application of OpenVPN Inc. and is designed to be more user-friendly VPN users with little technical experience. It’s less feature-rich than openvpn for Android, which is geared towards more advanced OpenVPN users.

Openvpn for Android is a no-cost and open source client created by Arne Schwabe which allows you to connect to any VPN service that supports the OpenVPN protocol. It’s an excellent choice if your device is not compatible with pre-configured “off the shelf” VPN apps that are available on the Google Play Store. The setup process is fairly straightforward. It is as simple as importing your VPN profile files (the configuration files have an extension of.ovpn) which you can find on your provider’s website or by contacting their live chat support team.

Once you’ve imported your profile, you simply tap one of the servers listed for that server to connect to it. Once connected to the server, all Internet traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel and then directed to the server selected by the app. You can check the status of your connection and its information in the Status tab. The kill switch is turned on by default. It will shut down your internet connection if the VPN tunnel is lost.

The application provides a per-app VPN as and an option to be always on that automatically creates an automatic VPN connection every time the application is launched and continues running after your device has shut down or switched networks. However, this requires Android 7.0 or higher and could drain your battery more than normal.

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