OpenVPN Connect Vs OpenVPN For Android
OpenVPN Connect, the “official” OpenVPN Inc. app is designed to be user-friendly for VPN users who have little technical knowledge. This means that it is less feature-rich than the openvpn android app which is geared towards more advanced OpenVPN users.
Openvpn for Android is a free open-source application developed by Arne Schwarzbe, enables you to connect with any VPN service that is compatible with the OpenVPN protocol. If your device doesn’t support the pre-configured VPN apps available in the Google Play Store, this is an excellent alternative. The setup process is fairly straightforward. It is necessary to import the VPN profile files. (The config files are named.ovpn). These can be downloaded from your provider’s website or by contacting live chat support.
When you’ve imported a profile, tap a server in the list to connect to that one. Once connected to the server, all Internet traffic is routed through a secure tunnel and sent to the server chosen by the application. The Status tab lets you see your connection’s details as well as the status of your connection. A kill switch is enabled by default and will disable your Internet connections when the VPN tunnel is lost.
The application provides a per-app VPN as also an option that is always on that automatically establishes the VPN connection whenever the app is opened and continues running even after your device has shut down or switched networks. However, this requires Android 7.0 or higher and can make your battery run more than normal.