How to change DNS Server on Android

How to change DNS Server on Android 1
Android DNS Server settings

Learn how to change DNS Server on Android. Basically, when you connect your Android device to any Wifi network at any place, by default, it will use the default DNS Server provided by the internet service provider or ISP.


There is nothing wrong with using the default DNS Server. However, if you find the default DNS Server is sometimes unstable, slower, or unable to access some of the websites you usually visit, the easiest thing you can do is to change the DNS Server.

It is likely to solve your problem. The following step shows how to change the DSN Server to either Google or Open DNS. Here’s my another post showing how to find the fastest DNS Server around your area.

See also how to change DNS Server on iPhone or iPad.

How to change DNS Server on Android

  1. Turn the Wifi on and connect to any available Wifi network.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Select Wifi. It will show your currently connected Wifi network.
  4. Tap and hold on your currently connected Wifi network. Then a pop-up window will appear.
  5. On the pop-up window, select Manage network settings.
  6. Select Show advanced options.
  7. From the list of advanced options, scroll down the option and find DNS 1 and DNS 2. Enter the IP address of the DNS server you preferred.
  8. Finally, select Save button to save the changes.

Note: You can change to any third-party DNS servers you like. There are many public DNS out there that are pretty much faster than the default DNS server provided by your ISP.

Don’t forget to do the internet speed test once you change the DNS Server, just to make sure you are using the fastest and safest server.


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