OpenVPN Connect Vs OpenVPN For Android

OpenVPN Connect, the “official” OpenVPN Inc. app, is designed to be more user friendly for VPN users with less technical expertise. It’s not as feature-rich as openvpn for Android, which is geared towards more advanced OpenVPN users.

Openvpn for Android Openvpn for Android, a free and open-source client designed by Arne Schwarzbe, allows users to connect to any VPN service that supports OpenVPN protocol. If your device isn’t compatible with the pre-configured VPN applications that are available in the Google Play Store, this is a great alternative. The process is relatively simple. You only need to import your VPN profile files (the config files have an extension of.ovpn) which you can find on your provider’s website or by contact their live chat support team.

After you’ve added your profile, click on the server to connect. Once connected, your Internet traffic will be directed via a secure channel to the server that you have selected in the application. You can view your connection status and information in the Status tab. The kill switch is turned on by default. It will block your internet connection if the VPN tunnel is dropped.

The app also comes with per-app VPN as well as an all-day-long feature that automatically starts an VPN connection when the app is used and continues to run even after your device is shut down or switches networks. However, the latter feature requires Android 7.0 or higher and will cause more battery drain than usual.

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