How do I find DNS on iPhone?

Answered by Willie Powers

To find the DNS settings on an iPhone, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the “Settings” app: Look for the app with a gear icon on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. This will open the Settings menu.

2. Tap on “Wi-Fi”: In the Settings menu, you’ll find various options to configure your device. Look for the “Wi-Fi” option and tap on it to access the Wi-Fi settings.

3. Select your Wi-Fi network: On the Wi-Fi settings screen, you’ll see a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Find the network that you are currently connected to and tap on the (i) icon next to it. This will bring up the network details.

4. Tap on “Configure DNS”: In the network details screen, you’ll find various information about your Wi-Fi network. Scroll down until you see the “DNS” section. Tap on “Configure DNS” to access the DNS settings.

5. View and edit DNS settings: By tapping on “Configure DNS,” you will see the current DNS settings for your network. If the settings are set to “Automatic,” your iPhone will use the DNS provided by your internet service provider. If you want to change the DNS settings, you can select “Manual” and add custom DNS servers.

6. Add custom DNS servers: To add custom DNS servers, tap on “Add Server” and enter the IP address of the DNS server you want to use. You can add multiple DNS servers by tapping on the “+” icon.

7. Save the changes: Once you have entered the custom DNS servers, tap on “Save” to save the changes and apply the new DNS settings to your iPhone.

It’s worth mentioning that manually configuring DNS settings can be useful in certain situations, such as to bypass DNS-based restrictions or to improve network performance. However, it’s recommended to use DNS servers provided by your internet service provider or reputable public DNS services like Google DNS or Cloudflare DNS.

In my personal experience, I have found the ability to change DNS settings on my iPhone to be helpful when troubleshooting network connectivity issues or accessing certain websites that might be blocked by default DNS servers. By using custom DNS servers, I was able to bypass restrictions and access the content I needed.

To summarize, accessing the DNS settings on your iPhone involves going to the “Settings” app, tapping on “Wi-Fi,” selecting your Wi-Fi network, and then tapping on “Configure DNS.” From there, you can view and edit your DNS settings, including adding custom DNS servers.