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How to increase internet speed with Cloudflare DNS on Android and iOS

Who doesn’t want faster internet? If you’re fed up with the laggy internet, you can try Cloudflare DNS to give your internet a slight speed boost. Increase internet speed with this DNS service. Cloudflare announced its own DNS service a couple of weeks back. It is claiming to be the fastest on the market with a focus on consumer privacy. Their claim is being backed up by the benchmark that shows it global response time of 14ms compared to Google DNS’s 34ms. Partnering with APNIC, Cloudflare supports both DSN-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS with enhanced security. This service uses 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 for Ipv4 and 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001 for IPv6 connections. You can also read its detail info on Cloudflare’s Blog or at its official site. Here’s how to setup Cloudflare DNS and increase internet speed.

Increase Internet Speed with Cloudflare DNS

Adding Cloudflare DNS on iPhone / iOS

Step 1: Head over to Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap on a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Tap on Configure DNS and then select Manual.

Step 3: Make sure you delete any existing DNS servers if there is any.

Step 4: Tap on Add Server.

Step 5: Enter 1.1.1.1 on the text field.

Step 6: Repeat step 5 and enter 1.0.0.1

Step 7: Save the entries.

 Increase internet speed with Cloudflare DNS

Adding Cloudflare DNS on Android Smartphone

Step 1: Head over to Settings > Wi-Fi and then tap on a preferred Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Tap on Modify Network.

Step 3: Under Advanced options, change IP settings to Static.

Step 4: Under DNS 1 and DNS 2 tab, type 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 respectively.

Step 5: Save the entries.

This is it. You can now enjoy privacy-focused and faster internet on your smartphone. The above method works only for the network you selected. You will need to repeat all the steps if you decide to change the network. You can also manually change your router’s DNS to make all the connected devices run on Cloudflare DNS.

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