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How to setup OpenVPN connection on Android 4.x

Download Zip-archive with OpenVPN settings from "Subscriptions" page in your VPN account. Extract files from it to any folder on flash card or internal memory in your smartphone or tablet. Also, on "Subscriptions" page you can check connection credentials.

VPN subscriptions page

Install the "OpenVPN for Android" application from Google Play Store. It's free and don't require root access.

OpenVPN for Android in Google Play

Launch the the OpenVPN for Android and press "Import" button in upper right corner.

OpenVPN for Android main menu

In "File Explorer" find and open file with OpenVPN settings. It has a ".ovpn" extension.

OpenVPN profile importing

You will see a brief information about this connection. Press "Import" button in right upper corner.

OpenVPN connection information

After it you'll be prompted for a certificate password. Leave this field empty.

OpenVPN connection password

Then you will be asked for certificate name. Leave it default – "client".

Certificate name

System will ask you to setup a PIN-password to lock your device. You can select any type of protected lock. But please, be careful – if you forget or lose this password, you'll be unable to unlock device.

PIN-password setup request

You'll be asked about new certificate. Press "Allow" button.

Certificate request in OpenVPN for Android

Your connection should be displayed at OpenVPN for Android main menu. But it's not ready – login and password must be entered. Press "Settings" button in right side on connection name.

New connection in OpenVPN for Android main menu

On this page you must enter login in "Username" field and "Password". These are not your credentials from TheSafety.US site. Credentials for connection could be found on "Subscriptions" page in your VPN-panel.

Entering connection credentials in OpenVPN for Android

Now your connection is ready and should be fully functional. Click on it's name and it should be established. You will see a full log of connection process.

OpenVPN for Android connection log

When connection established, OpenVPN icon will be displayed in notification bar.

OpenVPN icon in notification bar


Recommendations from TheSafety.US service

  1. Check the IP address after successful connection.
  2. If you have problems with connection, go to section FAQ -> General questions. There are answers to many questions there.


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