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OpenVPN Connect Vs OpenVPN For Android

OpenVPN Connect, the “official” OpenVPN Inc. app, is designed to be more user-friendly for VPN users with little technical expertise. It’s also less equipped than the openvpn for android that is targeted at more advanced OpenVPN users.

Openvpn for Android is a no-cost and open-source client created by Arne Schwabe that allows you to connect to 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 on the Google Play Store. Setup is relatively easy. You’ll need to import the VPN profile files. (The config files are named.ovpn). These can be downloaded from your provider’s site or via live chat support.

After you’ve added your profile, click on the server to connect. Once connected it will ensure that all Internet traffic is sent through a secure tunnel and directed to the server chosen by the application. The Status tab allows you to view your connection details and status. The kill switch is turned on by default. It will shut off your internet connection when 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 app is opened and continues running even after your device has gone to sleep or switched networks. However, the latter feature requires Android 7.0 or higher and could make your battery run more than usual.

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