Change DNS Settings & Speed Up Safari
This is a tutorial on how to change your DNS settings and speed up Safari on the iPhone. Many internet service providers (ISPs) lack proper and fast name resolution services and employ their own servers. A DNS server’s purpose is to resolve domain names to numeric IP addresses to be understood by your network stack. Don’t worry, we won’t get too technical on you, but it is advantageous to understand that DNS servers can be fast or slow and that this will impact your web browsing experience. By swapping out the automatically configured DNS servers in your iPhone’s settings, we can actually speed up the Safari browser and all apps that are accessing the internet through your Wi-Fi connection.
Hint: By applying a few of our top power user tricks, you can speed up Safari even more and browse the web at break-neck speeds! Read More…
How to customize iPhone DNS settings
Changing your DNS server settings can be done on the settings page of your current Wi-Fi network. Open up the Settings app and select Wi-Fi. Tap the blue “i” symbol next to your currently connected Wi-Fi network, which would be the one with a checkmark. This will take you to the detailed settings.
Hint: DNS settings can only be changed for Wi-Fi connections, not for the cellular/mobile data!
The detail page of your current Wi-Fi network should display your IP address, subnet mask, router and DNS servers. Tap the numerical value next to DNS to customize the content of this field. You can enter either one or two IP addresses to supply iOS with your personal choice of DNS servers by entering them into the field, separated by a comma if plural.
We can recommend the following servers for maximum speed:
- Google DNS: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Open DNS: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
It is best to enter both sequences, divided by a comma and a space (example: 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124) in order to provide iOS with both a primary and secondary DNS server. This will optimize reliability and performance.