OpenVPN Connect Vs OpenVPN For Android

OpenVPN Connect is the “official” application of OpenVPN Inc. and is intended to be more user-friendly for VPN users with no technical experience. It’s also less equipped than the openvpn for android which is designed for more advanced OpenVPN users.

Openvpn for Android is a is total av any good no-cost open-source application developed by Arne Schwarzbe, allows you to connect with any VPN service that supports the OpenVPN protocol. It’s a great alternative for devices that aren’t compatible with pre-configured “off the shelf” VPN apps that are available in the Google Play Store. The setup is fairly simple. You’ll need to import your VPN profile files (the configuration files have an extension of.ovpn) which you can download from your provider’s website or by contacting their live chat support team.

After you’ve imported a profile, you simply tap one of the servers listed to connect to that one. Once connected it will ensure that all Internet traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel and then directed to the server selected by the app. The Status tab lets you check your connection’s details and status. A kill switch is enabled by default, and it will shut down your Internet connections when the VPN tunnel drops.

The application offers a per-app VPN as also an option that is always on that automatically creates an VPN connection whenever the app is opened, and it will continue running even after your device has shut down or switched networks. However, this requires Android 7.0 or higher and will draw more power from your battery than usual.