In this article, we will show you how to change your DNS server on Windows 10, 11, and Android operating systems. Keep along with us!
How to change my DNS server on Windows 10?
Before changing your DNS server, you should look for websites with a list of free DNS servers. Therefore, if you do not know what DNS you want to use, you can choose one of them.
So, once you have decided on a DNS server, you can start changing yours on your system. To change that, all you will do is click on the bottom left search bar and then go to search control. Now, you should be able to see a desktop app called control panel and follow the next steps:
- Open the control panel up.
- In the search bar up there, you will search network.
- Now, you should see an option called “Network & Sharing Center”.
- Click on the “Network & Sharing Center”.
- Once that opens up, you will click on the “Change Adapter Settings” on the left side of your screen.
- That should open up a window that shows all your network connections.
- Now, you need to select the network connection you are using to connect to the internet and right-click on it.
- Click on the “Status” option.
- As you can probably see, it is going connected to the internet. Now, you can find the network connection you are using and then right-click on that.
- Click on the “Properties” option.
- In the list of connections, you need to select the “Internet protocol version 4” option.
- Click on the “Properties” button.
- Now, you can see a new window and change your DNS server. To do so, select the second option: “Use the following DNS server address”.
- Once you click on that, you can enter your preferred DNS server.
- Click on the “OK” option.
- Congratulations! You have now changed your DNS server.
How can you change your DNS server on Windows 11?
Here, we are going to talk about two different ways in which you can change your DNS server. But first of all, you need the IP addresses or the DNS providers you want to use as a DNS server.
So, you should search for the list of the best free DNS server providers and select the primary and secondary IP addresses for changing your DNS server. When you know the IP addresses, you can follow the below steps:
The first way:
- Click on the “Search” icon and search for the control panel.
- Click on the “Control Panel” option.
- Once it opens, click on “View by Category”.
- Click on the “Network and Internet” option.
- Click on “Network and Sharing Center”.
- Now, you will be able to see your internet connection.
- You will see the Wi-Fi option if you are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
- Whatever option you will see at the top in front of the connection, you need to click on that link. It can be Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
- Then, you need to click on the “Properties” option.
- You need to choose “Internet protocol version 4”.
- Click on “Properties” once again.
- From here, you can change your DNS server addresses. By default, this option is already selected: "Obtain DNS Server Automatically”. However, if you want to do it manually, click “Use the Following DNS Addresses”.
- Then, you need to provide those two addresses we discussed before—one for primary DNS and the other for alternate DNS.
- Once you do that, click on “OK”.
- Then, click on “Close”.
- This means that you have changed your DNS server for your Windows 11 operating system.
The second way:
- Click on the “Search” icon.
- Search for the “Settings” app. You can also open the settings app by right-clicking on the Windows icon and then clicking on the “Settings” option.
- On the “Settings” app, you need to select “Network and Internet”.
- Scroll down to find “Advanced Network Settings” and click on that.
- Now, you need to select your network.
- Whatever network connection you have, you need to click on that option. Now, you can see it is enabled.
- Under this network option, you can see the “View Additional Properties” option. Now, you need to click on that.
- You can provide DNS server addresses from here by clicking on the “Edit DNS Settings” option.
- Enter your desired DNS addresses and click the “Save” button.
- This is going to change the DNS address.
How to change the DNS server in Android operating systems?
To set up the DNS server for your Wi-Fi connection and your mobile data provider connection on your Android device, you can follow the below steps:
DNS server setting for your Wi-Fi network:
- Open your “Settings”.
- Click on the “Wi-Fi” option.
- Now, you will see all the Wi-Fi connections. Now you need to click on the Wi-Fi connection you are currently connected to.
- Once you select that network, you can see the “Modify Network” option, and you might click on that.
- On this Wi-Fi settings option, you need to click on “Show Advanced Options”.
- Select the “IP Settings” option.
- Now, you can see the “DHCP” and “Static” options.
- Select the “Static” IP.
- Now, you can see the “DNS 1” and “DNS 2” options. Under these options, you will be able to provide your DNS server.
- When you search the internet for the best and most popular DNS server providers, you will find out the required list. Then, you can select the primary and alternate DNS addresses.
- Enter each address in the existing boxes under the “DNS 1” and “DNS 2” options.
- Once you are done, click the “Save” button.
- That is it! Your Wi-Fi is now connected to the DNS server which you have provided.
DNS server setting for your mobile data connection on Android devices:
By default, Android does not allow you to set the DNS server for your mobile data provider connection. In this situation, you must open your “Google Play Store” app and search for “DNS Changer Mobile Data and Wi-Fi”. Install one of the best apps. Once the app is installed, follow the below steps:
- Click on “Open” to open up your DNS changer application.
- Check the check box.
- From here, you can provide your primary and secondary DNS servers.
- Once you do that, you need to click on the “Start” button.
- Then, click on “OK”.
- After some time, it will show you a green environment, and you will see the message indicating the device is connected to those DNS servers.
- That means that you have provided the DNS server for your mobile data.
If you want to provide your custom setting, you can choose the “Custom DNS (Enter Manually)” option. And then provide your IP address, which your DNS provider provides. However, first of all, you need to stop your current connections. So, you should click on the “Stop” option. Once the connection is stopped, you can provide the custom settings.
The Bottom Line
You learned different methods to change the DNS server on your Windows 10, Windows 11, and Android devices here. If you have any questions about the process, please ask us. Good luck!
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