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Setup Tutorials

How to set up WireGuard VPN on Android

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.

Requirements

In order to set up WireGuard you will need:

  1. A CactusVPN account. If you don’t have one you can try our services for free.
  2. The WireGuard app. You can install if from Play Store.

WireGuard Setup Instructions

  1. Install the WireGuard app for Android.

  2. Sign in to your account on our website and go to Settings -> WireGuard Configs.

  3. Select the VPN server you want to connect to.

    In the field below, you will get the Wireguard configuration and the QR code for the selected server. You will need this at step 6.

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 1

    Important! Keep the PrivateKey a closely guarded secret, do not share it with anyone, and do not post it on the Internet.

  4. Launch the WireGuard application, tap the + button from the bottom right corner.

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 2

  5. Tap Scan from QR code.

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 3

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

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 4

  7. Scan the QR code that was generated at step 3.

  8. Type the name of the tunnel (for example, it can be the name of the VPN server you want to use).

    Tap CREATE TUNNEL.

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 5

  9. Tap the on/off toggle to connect/discconect VPN.

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 6

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

    How to set up WireGuard VPN for Android: Step 7

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

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