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Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Change DNS

The domain name system, (DNS) enables you to easily and comfortably surf the Internet. It allows you to find websites such as the while having to memorize the IP address. The disabling of the DNS server on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus can be of help in a number of ways. Some of the benefits of disabling the DNS server include improved speeds as well as reliability.

You will also be able to gain access to locked sites such as the geolocked websites. Disabling DNS makes it possible to auto maneuver the content filters as well. If you would like to enjoy these benefits, read further on how to change the DNS on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.


Changing the DNS on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

NOTE: The DNS settings for a known Wi-Fi network cannot be changes. Remove such networks from the list of existing Wi-Fi connections and reconnect upon which you will have the choice to select the DNS server of your choosing.

  1. Go to the Settings and the open Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap and hold the Wi-Fi network which you are connected to currently and select to Forget.
  3. Once again, tap on the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to after which you will be prompted to insert a password.
  4. After entering the password, scroll to the bottom to choose Advanced options. From here adjust the IP settings from DHCP settings to Static
  5. Locate DNS 1 and DNS 2. Once you have highlighted them, enter the preferred DNS addresses and click Join.


How to use apps from Google Play Store

To change the DNS server on Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus and Galaxy S8, I would recommend that you use the DNS changer or DNSet. The advantage of these apps is that they can work without root. The apps are used if you want to change your DNS automatically.


To use the DNS changer, run the app and choose any two servers from the list provided.

After selecting the two servers, the DNS changer will give you a notification to inform you that you have a successful connection.

However, it is worth noting that the two apps mentioned above only work with some Android versions and hence may not be able to change the default DNS server when you are using a 3G Internet connection. To change the DNS when using a 3G connection, try using an application known as the Override DNS. Unlike the previous apps, this one needs root access to work efficiently.


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