Changing your DNS Settings on Android

In this tutorial, we will show you how to change your device’s DNS settings to Google’s Public DNS servers. These servers are known for being both fast and safe, and despite the service being Google, routing your DNS queries to these servers do not really have an appreciable impact on your browsing privacy.

Here’s how to change your device DNS settings on Android. Note that depending on your phone’s Android version, the exact instructions may change. Things will also be different if you’re using a skinned Android system, or a derivative (such as MIUI, ColorOS, or Lineage OS). If you can’t find the specific option you’re looking for, you may use the search function that often appears at the top of the Settings app.

STEP 1. Open your Settings app.

STEP 2. Go to Connections then More connections > Private DNS. Check Private DNS provider hostname in the subsequent pop-up. In the field below that line, type dns.google and hit Save.

STEP 3. Exit out of Settings and run another DNS leak test. By this time your DNS problem should be solved!

Note that while this is better than letting your DNS queries go through your ISP, it’s still not the best solution.The ideal is still to get a VPN service that has its own logs-free DNS server. The top VPN providers all offer this feature and a lot more, so take time to browse around our site for VPN reviews!