0. Prerequisites

You need a working WireGuard VPN server. Learn how to set that up here: How to Set Up WireGuard VPN Server on Ubuntu

1. Install

You can get the official app from: WireGuard Google Play Store.

2. Configure

2.0. Keys

You can use your one of below host machine;

Run the following command to generate the public and private keys:

$ sudo mkdir -p /etc/wireguard/clients
$ wg genkey | sudo tee /etc/wireguard/clients/android.key | wg pubkey | sudo tee /etc/wireguard/clients/android.key.pub

This places our keys under our /etc/wireguard/clients directory that we just created. As usual, DO NOT share your private key with anyone else, otherwise your VPN will be compromised.

You can view these files with cat:

$ cat /etc/wireguard/clients/android.key
$ cat /etc/wireguard/clients/android.key.pub

2.1. mobile.conf File

Create configuration file,

$ sudoedit /etc/wireguard/clients/mobile.conf

and add following settings:

Address =
DNS =,

AllowedIPs =

Replace MOBILE_CLIENT_PRIVATE_KEY with your private key in /etc/wireguard/clients/mobile.key.

2.2. Add Mobile Client to Server

The last configuration step is to add your dekstip client’s public key and IP address to your server:

$ sudo wg set wg0 peer MOBILE_CLIENT_PUBLIC_KEY allowed-ips

2.3. Configure Your Phone Connection

There are 2 ways of doing it and as we can see the last one is the easiest and preferred one.

2.3.1. Configure From Scratch

  • Open WireGuard app on your android phone
  • Press the blue plus button on the bottom right
  • You’ll be prompted to confirm your action, press OK.
  • Select Create From Scratch
  • Enter the data that we used to create mobile.conf. You can see and example screenshot below;
WireGuard Android

2.3.2. Configure via QR Code

We are going to use qrencode package. First install it;

$ sudo apt install qrencode

Then create QR Code from mobile.conf file that we created above;

$ sudo cat /etc/wireguard/clients/mobile.conf | qrencode -o wireguard-android-conf.png

In your WireGuard Android app;

  • Press the blue plus button on the bottom right
  • You’ll be prompted to confirm your action, press OK.
  • Select Scan From QR Code
  • Scan the wireguard-android-conf.png file

3. Start WireGuard

Start WireGuard connection from toggle button on the main screen of your android app.

4. Test WireGuard

You can now check you IP searching on the browser what is my ip.

You should now see your YOUR_SERVER_IP_ADDRESS instead of your your local IP which your ISP provided.


All done!


  • 2021-09-04 : Fix typo : replace PRIVATE with PUBLIC on 2.2. Add Mobile Client to Server