Recently users started to get serious about privacy on the Internet. The reason, most likely, was an attempt by intelligence agencies to access data from ordinary people, as well as the collection of personal information by third-party applications. To protect yourself from being tracked, many people use VPN services that usually cost money. However, some people use another method of data protection, in addition, is able to increase the speed of the Internet. We are talking about changing DNS servers.
What is the DNS server?
The fact that you typed into the address bar the domain names of sites is needed in order to make them easier to remember. When you open a website, the browser accesses the IP addresses, which consist of hard-to-remember sets of numbers. To match the entered domain address with an IP address of a website and a DNS server.
When connected to the mains, the device starts to use the DNS server of the Internet service provider. From this follow two problems: first, if desired, the provider can view the list of visited sites, and secondly, the presence of the set of blocks can slow down the download sites.
Change the DNS server can resolve both problems. To facilitate this process, in April 2018, the company Cloudflare has created its own DNS server with easy address 184.108.40.206. To preserve user privacy, it clears the accumulated information every 24 hours. Also it provides faster Internet speed.
How to change DNS server on iOS?
To change DNS on iOS manually, you must go to settings Wi-Fi than many simply do not want to do. In this regard, Cloudflare has released an app 220.127.116.11: Faster Internet, which allows you to apply the settings by pressing a single switch. It is noteworthy that the application needs to give him permission for VPN.
Your own DNS servers provide other company. For example, many are accustomed to use public servers from Google: 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124. The company has released a special app to apply the settings, so if you need addresses will have to change manually
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