Why Should I Change DNS?
DNS (Domain Naming Service) changer translates domain names – like Surfshark.com – to numerical IP addresses that machines use to communicate with each other. Your DNS provider is most likely your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your ISP can see what websites you visit, and store your browsing history.
DNS changer helps to protect your privacy by encrypting your DNS requests and allows you to switch to one of the third party public DNS servers.
How can I change my DNS?
It’s not a difficult task to change your DNS, you can do it manually by clicking on your device’s Wi-Fi settings and modifying network. Also, you can use Trust DNS app to switch DNS servers in one tap. There are two ways how you can use Trust DNS app:
- Activate Trust DNS server to make your browsing more secure.
- Connect to one of the third party free DNS server providers for content filtering, ad blocking, and malware protection.
How to choose the best DNS provider?
Pick any of 100+ free DNS servers
Secure servers by Surfshark
Secure and encrypt DNS requests to protect your privacy.
Servers to pick: Trust DNS by Surfshark
Ad blocking servers
Remove all ads to enjoy a faster mobile browsing experience.
Servers to pick: Pi-hole, Adguard DNS, Pi DNS, BlahDNS, Oszx & many more.
Malware protection servers
Protect yourself from phishing, malware, ransomware, and malicious domains. Use a DNS server that blocks malicious activity.
Servers to pick: Cloudflare Security, Adguard DNS, Doh-Tiarap, Brahma world, CleanBrowsing, etc.
Parental control servers
Ensure safe browsing for your family by filtering inappropriate content, such as adult websites, gambling & other.
Servers to pick: OpenDNS Family Shield, Cloudflare Family, Adguard Family protection, CleanBrowsing, DNS for Family, etc.
Adult sites filtering servers
Choose DNS servers that block access to adult, pornographic, and explicit sites.
Servers to pick: Adguard DNS, CleanBrowsing Family & many more.
‘Free access’ servers
Access websites restricted at DNS level by changing your default DNS provider.
Servers to pick: NextDNS, Gridns & many more
Why choose free Trust DNS resolver?
Set your own custom DNS server and stick with your favorite DNS provider.
Fast resolving speed
The app doesn’t slow down your connection in any way. Switching to the physically closer DNS server may even improve your internet speed.
Easy to use
Just one tap to change DNS. No registration required, and there are no ads in-app.
All your DNS queries are encrypted with HTTPS (DoH) and TLS (DoT) protocols for extra security.
We do not store your data or log your online activities as per our strict No Logs Policy.
Variety of DNS providers
Choose from 100+ of free public DNS servers in different locations.
1. How to change DNS?
Follow four easy steps to change your DNS settings:
1. Install and open Trust DNS app
2. Tap ‘Connect’
3. Allow the app to make a VPN connection (we need to initiate a VPN tunnel to change your DNS).
4. That’s it! Your DNS is different now.
2. Is changing DNS safe?
Yes, it is safe to change your current DNS server to the Surfshark DNS. We only use industry-leading security protocols to protect your privacy. Changing DNS server will not harm your device or your network in any way.
However, please note that a DNS resolver cannot encrypt all your data, only your DNS queries. In other words, it encrypts only information about what websites you are visiting. If you want to encrypt all your data, we recommend downloading Surfshark VPN.
3. What does changing my DNS do?
Changing your DNS server to Surfshark helps to protect your privacy by encrypting your DNS requests. Also, you can connect to the third party free DNS servers for ad blocking, parental control, content filtering, etc.
4. What is the difference between Trust DNS and a VPN?
DNS is a service that translates domain names to numerical IP addresses that machines use to communicate with each other. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that allows you to connect to the Internet via an encrypted tunnel. All data that passes through that tunnel is protected from view by anyone outside the tunnel. Also, DNS apps can’t change or hide your IP address.
5. How to block ads using DNS?
It’s easy to block all annoying ads by changing the DNS server on your phone or tablet. Follow four simple steps to do it:
- Install and open Trust DNS app
- Tap ‘Change DNS’
- Find ads blocking DNS server providers like ‘Pi-hole’ or ‘Adguard’.
- Connect to the server & enjoy ads-free browsing on your phone.
6. How to use parental control via DNS?
It’s easy to filter inappropriate content with Trust DNS. Content to one of the DNS providers that offer family filters (like Cloudflare family, CleanBrowsing family) and enjoy kids-safe internet.