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Change DNS Servers (WiFi Only) within iOS

Troubleshooting

There are two Ways to change the DNS settings on iOS Devices.

1. Within the PIA App

2. Within the iOS Device Settings

Change DNS With PIA App

Step 1: App

Open the Application

Step 2: Settings

Go to the application Settings by selecting the three horizontal lines in the top left Corner and then select Settings

Step 3: Change DNS

Once in the Setting menu locate the DNS option under the Connection section. There the application will have automatically connected to PIA’s DNS. Tap DNS.

Step 4: DNS Options

Here you will be able to ensure that PIA DNS is used or you can select Custom DNS.

Step 5: Warning

The application will provide you with a warning prompt notifying you that use of a non-PIA DNS could expose your DNS traffic. If you are ok with this select OK

Step 6: Custom DNS

Here you will be able to enter your desired DNS address within the Primary and Secondary DNS options. Select SAVE

Step 7: Reconnect

Once all has been saved it may be best to disconnect and then reconnect to the VPN.

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First published: 30/05/2019

Last updated: Mar 17, 2021 by Kaneesha D