Set up DNS on iOS correctly on your devices

First, in this article we will show you how to configure Safari on iOS to control how the browser works. So, continuing with our internet settings, we will tell you how to configure the DNS on iOS.

So, you should know that there is a problem here in iOS regarding DNS. Since you can only set a custom DNS if you are connected to a WiFi connection. Also, you cannot change the DNS on mobile networks.

Similarly, an option around this would be to use a VPN instead of using your own DNS service. Also, when Android Pie was launched, many praised the addition of a native DNS option. Many iOS users do not know that this option has been on your iPhone / iPad for a long time. The reason they may not have uploaded it is because it is not visible in the configuration.

How to configure DNS on iOS

  • First, you must open the configuration application on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now, navigate to the WiFi options in the sidebar.
  • In the right panel, you will see the name of the WiFi network to which you are connected. It will have a blue check mark next to it, to indicate that it is working fine.
  • Similarly, you should touch anywhere on the line with the name of the WiFi network or the icons on the edge. This opening is the specific configuration of the selected network.
  • You should scroll down until it says the Configure DNS option. If it says "Automatic," it means that a custom DNS has not been enabled, and the network is connecting to your ISP's DNS servers.
  • Click on Configure DNS, and then on the "Manual" option. Now you will see an option “Add Server”.
  • Similarly, you must use this to configure any DNS you want. Don't forget to press the Save button in the upper right corner to finish.

Configure more than one network

Now, in this case, if you have more than one WiFi network, you will need to configure a DNS for each of them.

Here are some popular public DNS services that are reliable:

CloudFlare DNS: and (Cloudflare also has DNS applications for Android and iOS)

AdGuard DNS: and

OpenDNS: and

DNS Quad9: and

Google DNS: and

This way, you can configure each of the networks on your devices. It should be added that the Android Pie option is much simpler, since only with access to private DNS options. And with just configure from here, you can have access to all networks, both WiFi networks and mobile networks.