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How To Change DNS On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus

DNS [1] simply mean Domain Name System. I believe most of you must have heard of it before but most likely you did not bother to find out what exactly it means or what it is about. Probably you are now curious why you need to change it. Today, am going to show you what it is and how to change it.

DNS is what enables you to surf the web and access your website. You will be able to do that using the names that have been written with letters. Changing the DNS is not about changing the Domain System itself but its server.

Some of the benefits of changing the Domain System includes improved reliability, enhanced speed and a chance to access the locked website.

Steps of changing the DNS on Android

  1. Erase the previous Wi-Fi networks
  2. Enter a DNS server you wish to work with by
  3. Going to the General Settings
  4. Select Wi-Fi menu
  5. Identify your current Wi-Fi network
  6. Then tap Forget
  7. Then tap on the name of the same Wi-Fi again
  8. Put the password
  9. Scroll to find entry Advanced Options and then tap on it
  10. Select IP setting option
  11. Switch the status to Static from DHCP
  12. Scroll down to DNS 1 and DNS 2
  13. Then type in the DNS address you desire
  14. Then hit join and you will be done

You can even change your DNS server with a dedicated app. The Google Play Stores offers you a variety of options such as;

If you have both of these, you will not have to root your Galaxy S8 Plus or Galaxy S8. Furthermore, when you allow the root access you will have some more advanced option after some time. These alternatives can also be used to change SNS in Android devices.

When your install DNSet and DNs Changer, you need to run the app and then pick 2 servers from the option lists that are available. Once connected, you will receive a notification. If you are connected to 3G, you will not be able to change the default DNS server and hence you will need to use the Override DNS [4]. Override DNS is a 3rd party app which requires root access to work efficiently.