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Android - OpenVPN Setup

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Step 1: Google Play Store

Navigate to the OpenVPN Connect application in the Google Play store

Step 2: Install Application

Select Install to download OpenVPN on your device. Be sure to accept any required permissions.

Step 3: Configuration Files

Once the application is installed close the app store and navigate to the Client Control Panel and select your operating system and the region you wish to connect to: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/ovpn-config-generator

Step 4: Open Configs

When prompted, tap OpenVPN Profile to import the configuration into OpenVPN Connect Click “OK” to finish importing the profile

Step 5: Login

When you have completed importing the profile(s), the application will then prompt you to input your PIA username and password (This was provided to you upon account creation and is always in the format of p1234567)

Ensure that you checked “Save password” if you would like your credentials to be remembered between connections

Step 6: Allow Connection

Once you have entered your PIA credentials. To finish importing your profile Tap “Add”

Step 7: Terms and Services

You will be prompted to agree to the Terms of Service for the OpenVPN Connect app if you have not opened the application yet, you must tap AGREE in order to use the application

Step 8: Settings Update (Optional)

The application may prompt you with a Settings update window informing you of updates to settings to the application. Tap OK

Step 9: Connect

You will now see the imported server or region listed within the main OVPN profiles page. Locate the region that you wish to connect to and Tap the connect button to establish the VPN connection

Step 10: Establish Connection

Click “OK” when you are prompted to accept the connection request.

You can confirm the security of your connection by visiting the PIA website and looking at the banner on the top of the page.

Enjoy your OpenVPN connection!

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First published: 14/03/2018

Last updated: Sep 24, 2020 by Michael B