How to use DNS on Android Smartphones for Faster Internet and Better Privacy

The Domain Name System or (DNS) is a central part of the internet. And DNS is also the phonebook of the internet where people access information online through domain names such as The web browser communicates with Internet Protocol (IP), and DNS translates domain names to IP address for accessing or browsing internet resources.

The Domain Name System or DNS also helps for safer and more secure internet browsing, and it also helps to speed up our internet (but it is still based on location and signal strength or slowness). Nowadays, our android smartphones already have Default DNS, and others prefer to use Default DNS. For android smartphone users, you can change your DNS to speed up and be secure online, and these are the DNS you can use for your android smartphones: Google DNS, Cloudflare DNS, OpenDNS, Quad9 DNS, and AdGuard DNS.

You can change your DNS with unused third-party apps. Just follow the tutorial or steps below.

How to Change DNS on your Android 9 Pie and Above?

Just follow the step below to proceed with changing the DNS on your smartphones.

1. Go to Phone Settings > Network & internet > Advanced > Private DNS. ( Accessing the DNS settings on your smartphone can be different. )

2. Select Private DNS provider hostname.

3. Enter your preferred DNS server. Below are the lists and benefits of DNS. You can choose one and use it.

  • – For faster and secure internet connection
  • – For faster and smoother internet connection
  • – AdGuard DNS is not slow or fast, but it helps to block ads in apps except Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram

Changing DNS on android 8.1 below smartphones does not work for cellular connections. It only works with WiFi Connection, and you can just manually adjust it to a WiFi connection.

On the other hand, changing the DNS on your android smartphones will also help fix your internet if it has a problem.

After you change the DNS on your android smartphone, share your experience in the comment section.


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