How to set up WireGuard VPN on Android

Last updated on October 4th, 2021 in Setup, VPN

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up WireGuard VPN on Android but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Generate the Wireguard configuration

  1. Now you need to access Wireguard tab in your package details. Sign in to your Client Area. Then go to  Packages (1) and select your active package (2).
  2. wireguard ubuntu client area details

  3. Once you have accessed your package details click on Wireguard tab
  4. Select the VPN server you want to connect to.
  5. You will get the Wireguard configuration and the QR code for the selected server.

    Important! Keep the PrivateKey a closely guarded secret, do not share it with anyone and do not post it on the Internet. This is your personal key, similar to your private username & password on HideIPVPN.

    wireguard unbuntu config file

Install WireGuard on Android

  1. Install the WireGuard app for Android.
  2. Launch the WireGuard application on your Android phone and click on the “+” button. (pin 3 )

    wireguard android create tunnel

  3. Next, click on the Scan from QR code.

    wireguard android qr code

  4. The WireGuard app will ask for permissions to take pictures and record video. It needs this to scan the QR code. Click on ALLOW.

    wireguard android allow qr

  5. Scan the QR code that was generated at step 3 section “Generate the Wireguard configuration”.
    Type the name of the tunnel, for example, HideIPVPN, and click on CREATE TUNNEL.

    wireguard android tunnel name

  6. Tap the on/off toggle to connect/disconnect VPN.

    wireguard android toggle

  7. WireGuard will request permission to set up a VPN connection. Tap OK.

    wireguard android connect

    “WireGuard” is a registered trademark of Jason A. Donenfeld.

 

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