Automatic Configuration

The NordVPN application for Android is the fastest and easiest way to set up the VPN service on your device. This tutorial explains how you can download, install and sign in to the application.

The NordVPN application for Android uses the OpenVPN protocol by default. To ensure the protection of your data, it is combined with the extra-strong AES-256-CBC cipher and a 2048-bit DH key.

All the required configurations are preset in the NordVPN application, which means you can start using it at once.

Manual Configuration

If you prefer to manage the VPN setup process yourself, you can configure the chosen security protocol manually by following these guidelines. However, please keep in mind that some of the protocols are more secure than others and therefore preferable for general use.


This tutorial demonstrates how you can set up the OpenVPN protocol on your Android device manually.


The IKEv2/IPsec protocol significantly increases security and privacy by employing very strong cryptographic algorithms and keys, so it’s the best choice for the most security-minded. You can set up this protocol on your Android device by following the guidelines provided in the IKEv2/IPsec tutorial.