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DNS Server | How to change DNS server on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch?

Changing DNS server on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

The Domain Name Service in short called as DNS is a hierarchical distributed naming convention for computers or any other services/resources that are connected through Internet or any private network.  A DNS contains a set of numerical values for the network that you are using. It can also be called as a server which translates the domain names to IP addresses. These IP addresses are a numerical sequence of numbers which can translate local servers on the internet. In general all the iOS devices will have a default server which comes from the Internet Service Provider in short called as ISP and can be changed to any other different DNS server at any time as you require.

We have a DNS server assigned. Then why do we need to change it? In few cases, the performance and fastness of most of the ISP’s is very slow which may affect your internet experience. In such cases you may need to change the DNS of the server. In order to change the DNS of your server follow the below steps:

DNS Server iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

  • Launch Settings on your device
  • Scroll over to find Wi-Fi option
  • Tap on Wi-Fi disclosure button
  • Navigate to Wi-Fi settings page
  • Tap on the ‘i’ icon beside Wi-Fi connection name for which you need to change the DNS server
  • Ensure that a set of numerical values are displayed for Router, DNS etc…
  • Make sure that Http Proxy is turned off
  • Now change the Router address if required (optional)
  • Place the cursor in the DNS field and edit the address
  • You may specify any DNS server like an OpenDNS with values 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.222.220 and Google DNs 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4. You may enter any of these values and enjoy a better service.

This is how you can change the DNS server address on your iOS device.

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Originally posted 2015-03-02 19:44:14.