Should I use private DNS?
In Android 9 Pie, Google added two very important things to protect its users even when ISPs don’t: support for DNS over TLS and Private DNS.
By default, as long as the DNS server supports it, Android will use DoT.
Private DNS lets you manage DoT usage along with the ability to access public DNS servers.
What does private DNS mode mean?
You might have seen the news that Google released a new feature called Private DNS mode in Android 9 Pie. This new feature makes it easier to keep third parties from listening in on the DNS queries coming from your device by encrypting those queries.
What is the use of private DNS?
Google introduced Private DNS in Android Pie v9, which lets you easily configure your DNS for your whole Android device. With Private DNS option, you can set a DNS server for all of your Wi-Fi and Mobile networks at one place rather than changing it one by one for each.
What is the difference between public DNS and Private DNS?
Public DNS is what most people are familiar with. They are generally provided to your business by your ISP. A public DNS maintains a record of publicly available domain names reachable from any device with internet access. Private DNS resides behind a company firewall and maintains records of internal sites.
What is DNS mode on my phone?
Domain Name System, or ‘DNS’ for short, can best be described as a phone book for the internet. When you type in a domain, like google.com, the DNS looks up the IP address so content can be loaded. It’s a critical part of modern networking, but Android has never had an option for a global DNS setting.
How do I make my DNS server private?
To enable this on your device:
- Go to Settings → Network & internet → Advanced → Private DNS.
- Select the Private DNS provider hostname option.
- Enter 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com and hit Save.
- Visit 1.1. 1.1/help (or 1.0. 0.1/help) to verify that “Using DNS over TLS (DoT)” shows as “Yes”.