How to Set Google DNS on Your Android Device

Modified on: Wed, 6 Dec, 2017 at 10:20 AM


The instructions below were written for generic Android devices and should hold true for most Android devices on the market.


We do have a separate article written specifically for Samsung based Android devices, which can be found in the link below:


Set Google DNS on Samsung devices


Generic Android instructions:
  1. Open your Settings menu
  2. Go to WiFi
  3. Press and hold your WiFi network and tap on Modify Network.
  4. Once it appears, it should show you two options:

    i) Show Password
    ii) Show advanced options

  5. Tap on the second option: Show advanced options.
  6. Look for an option called IP Settings. By default this should be on DHCP, tap that, and select Static. Now scroll down.
  7. You should now see your IP address, Gateway etc, fill in the fields with the required information.
     
      8.Scroll down and you should see a DNS settings option.

      9.Tap on that and enter the following DNS addresses:

         DNS 1 : 8.8.8.8

         DNS 2 : 8.8.4.4

    10. Click Save and return to your home screen.
If you wish to set a custom DNS on a different device or system, please refer to our article here:

How to Set Google DNS on your device / system

If you have any problems or need further assistance, please email us at support@my-private-network.co.uk. We'll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.


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