How to Change DNS Settings in Android Devices – If you are an Android user and thinking to change the DNS settings on your Android device, then this guide may be helpful to you in successfully changing the DNS settings on your Android devices.
You may think that DNS settings can be changed only on rooted Android devices, but the fact is that the DNS settings can be changed on both rooted and non-rooted Android devices by using few third-party apps which are listed in this guide below.
Now, What does DNS means? DNS means ”Domain Name System”. Now a DNS Server works like this. When you visit a website, DNS server translates the name of the website you want to visit to an IP address which will match that website. Thus you will be directed to the right website where you want to go.
If you want to change DNS settings on your Android device (Smartphone/Tablet), then there are different types of methods which may be helpful to you to do so. Follow the method given below to know how to change your DNS address.
Method 1: How to Change DNS Settings in Android (without using App)
This setting is only applicable for Wi-Fi connection. If you are looking a method for the mobile data (3G/4G), you better try the next method.
Step 1: Unlock your Android device and Go to Settings.
Step 2: In Settings Go to Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Now long press on the Wi-Fi zone name that you use often, then choose Modify Network.
Step 4: There will be several options available under this option, Scroll down and click on the Advance option.
Step 5: Now tap on option DHCP and choose Static.
Step 6: Now scroll down and find DNS 1 and DNS 2.
Step 7: Here you can change and set any DNS server addresses you prefer.
If you want to use the Google DNS, you can enter 18.104.22.168 in DNS 1 and 22.214.171.124 in DNS 2.
Step 8: Now tap on Save.
That’s all you need to do! You have now successfully changed the DNS settings for Wi-Fi connection. Now you can reconnect to Wi-Fi connection.
Method 2: Change DNS Settings in Android Using Third-Party App (for both Mobile data and Wi-Fi)
According to me, this is the most reliable method you can use to change the DNS settings on your Android devices, Because this method is easy and simple to use and applicable for both mobile data and Wi-Fi connections. Now in order to use this method you need to install a third-party app, there are different types of app available on Google Play, but I will recommend you to download the
Now in order to use this method you need to install a third-party app, there are different types of the app available on Google Play, but I will recommend you to download the DNS Changer because it’s light, easy and hassle free.
Step 1: Download the app DNS Changer
Step 2: Once you have downloaded and installed the app from the Google Play, Launch it.
Step 3: Click on the option DNS Provider
Step 4: There will be various DNS server addresses available like Google DNS, Open DNS, Yandex DNS, Level3 DNS, etc., you can choose any of them, or if you want to use different DNS server addresses you can enter it manually.
Step 5: Once you have selected, tap on Start
That’s it, you have changed the DNS settings on your Android device for both mobile data and Wi-Fi connection.
How to Know Whether DNS Settings Change is Working or Not:
Now a question may arise in your mind that how will you come to know whether the DNS settings changed is working properly or not. In order to know that follow the steps given below.
Step 1: First of all, Go to DNS Settings of your Android device and set these DNS addresses 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52.
Step 2: Now connect your Android device to the internet and Go to this website OpenDNS.com
Step 3: Now if a message appears saying “Welcome to OpenDNS. Your internet is safer, faster and so on, then Congratulation, you have successfully changed the DNS settings on your Android device. And if the message appears saying something like this “You aren’t using OpenDNS yet”, then it means that you were unsuccessful. But not a big deal, once again try the above-given method and most likely you should be successful in changing the DNS server settings on your Android device.
If you want to use other open DNS servers, then you can use a tool called DNS Jumper. This tool only works on PC and Mac, but you can get all the available DNS servers address after running it on PC.
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