OpenVPN Connect, the “official” OpenVPN Inc. app is designed to be user-friendly for VPN users with little technical knowledge. It’s not as feature-rich openvpn for Android, which is targeted toward 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 is compatible with the OpenVPN protocol. If your device isn’t compatible the pre-configured VPN apps available in the Google Play Store, this is a great alternative. Setup is relatively easy. You’ll need to download the VPN profile files. (The config files are named.ovpn). These can be downloaded from your VPN provider’s website or by contacting live chat support.
After you’ve created your profile, tap on the server to connect. Once connected it will ensure that all Internet traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel and then directed to the chosen openvpnandroid.com/total-av-review-is-it-any-good/ server by the application. The Status tab lets you view your connection details and the status of your connection. The kill switch is activated by default. It will disable your internet connection when the VPN tunnel is lost.
The app offers a per-app VPN as well as an always-on option that automatically creates an VPN connection every time the app is opened, and it will continue running after your device has shut down or switched networks. However, the latter requires Android 7.0 or higher and can draw more power from your battery than normal.