Change DNS On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus
The term DNS stands for Domain Name System. You most likely have heard of it in the past, but you probably didn’t take the time to find out more about what it is, what it does, or whether it is anything you could learn about or not.
Today, all of that will change, as we are about to show you not only what a DNS is, but also how you can change it and, as you’re probably curious to find out, why you should change it.
To keep it simple, the DNS is what makes it possible for you to surf the web and find and access websites by using the URLs–the names written with letters–rather than the IP address, which is a string of numbers, which is the only language that the web truly gets.
When you hear people talking about changing the DNS, they aren’t talking about changing the Domain Name System itself, but rather its server.
This kind of change could actually bring you unexpected benefits, such as enhanced speed, improved reliability, and the ability to access the so-called outmaneuver content filters or the locked websites.
If that sounds like something you might want to try, read on and discover what you need to do.
To change the DNS on Android, you first need to make the device forget all the Wi-Fi networks it has previously connected to. You can’t change the DNS settings servers as long as you work with a currently known Wi-Fi network, which is why you will have to proceed to remove the Wi-Fi networks and reconnect once again to the network you’re planning to use. Once you reconnect, you will be able to enter a DNS server that you want to work with.
- Access the general settings.
- Select the Wi-Fi menu.
- Identify the Wi-Fi network you’re currently using.
- Tap on Forget.
- Tap one more time on the name of the same Wi-Fi network.
- Type in the password when prompted.
- Scroll down until you find the entry Advanced Options and tap on it.
- Select the IP settings option.
- Switch its status from DHCP to Static.
- Scroll down towards the fields labeled as DNS 1 and DNS 2.
- Type in your desired DNS addresses.
- Hit the Join button when you’re done.
If you want to change the DNS server with a dedicated app…
Of course you can do it. The Google Play Store can actually offer you a couple of decent alternatives, like DNSet and Dns Changer. When running either of these two, you won’t have to root your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. However, if you do allow the root access you will benefit from some advanced options later on, in the event that you will encounter any DNS issues. Regardless, the point is that you can use them to automatically change the DNS on your Android devices.
With the latter, you just need to run the app and pick 2 servers from the list of options that you will find available within the app. The moment they connect, you should get a notification of confirmation.
One last thing you really need to take into account on this chapter is that for the 3G connection you cannot change the default DNS server, so you will have to use the Override DNS, another third party app that requires root access to work flawlessly.