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Manual OpenVPN Setup for Android

Updated on: 2017-06-24 10:51:04 UTC

Download our OpenVPN client for Android software to immediately begin protecting your internet privacy and security. Our simple 30 second installation makes setting up our apps as easy as possible. However, if you require manual installation, we have detailed individual step-by-step guides for every operating system. 


Our VPN for Android immediately protects your internet privacy and security while giving you full internet freedom and instant access to content streaming.

To download and install SaferVPN for Android automatically: SAFERVPN FOR ANDROID

To set up an OpenVPN protocol connection for the Android app, follow our step by step guide detailed below:


Preparing the System

  1. Download the relevant server files from the list and save them on your device.
  2. Install the OpenVPN for Android app. Once the installation is complete, tap Open.

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  3. Click the folder icon in the bottom right of the app's screen.
  4. Go to the folder location where you downloaded the configuration files in step 1 and tap on the name of the server that you wish to connect.


  5. A confirmation dialog will be shown. Tap the save icon in the bottom right of the app's screen

To Connect

  1. You should now see the server available in the profiles tab. Choose the required server name to connect.
  2. Give the application permissions to establish VPN connection by clicking OK.
  3. Enter your SaferVPN username (email) and password.

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  4. Select the Save Password checkbox (if you do not wish to enter the credentials again).


  5. Tap the OK button.
  6. The status will change to Connected once you are successfully connected to SaferVPN. 
You will notice a VPN badge (lock icon) on the top of the Android status bar. If you pull down your notification bar center you should see the OpenVPN for Android app listed showing that you are connected.
Tap on this label in order to get real-time statistics about the connections or to disconnect.
Need help installing our VPN on another device? Check out our: VPN for Windows, VPN for MAC, VPN for iOS, VPN for Android, VPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension.
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