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MacOS - Changing DNS Servers In-App


Step 1: Disconnect

Ensure that you are Disconnected from the VPN

Step 2: Settings

Select the three vertical dots to view All Settings

Step 3: Network Tab

Within the settings window go to the Network Connections tab


Step 4: Change Network Preferences

Within this page you will see a drop-down menu under Name Servers. By Default, the PIA Client is auto connected to PIA’s DNS Servers. You can choose to use your Existing DNS Settings or to Set Custom DNS settings from within this menu.



Please be aware that using your Existing or custom DNS Settings may expose your DNS traffic to third party.

Use Existing DNS:

Custom DNS:

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First published: 08/01/2019

Last updated: Mar 17, 2021 by Kaneesha D