How to Setup Smart DNS in iOS – iPad/iPhone

  1. Open Settings app on your iOS device
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap the small “i” icon next to the name of the network that needs the DNS server details changed.
  4. Scroll down, and now tap Configure DNS.


5. At the top, change the setting from Automatic to Manual.

6. In the section below, tap the red minus circle next to the DNS servers followed by Delete to remove them.

7. Tap Add Server, then in the new empty listing, type in Smart DNS IP address. Delete a second listing if a redundancy option is available. Leave only one DNS record.

8. Once finished, tap Save in the top-right corner.

The same process can be used to change the servers again at a later time or to revert back to the connection’s default. To use the DNS server the Wi-Fi network specifies, change from Manual back to Automatic.

Attention !!!
Make sure to RESTART your iPhone or iPad!

Important:   the change will only apply to a specific Wi-Fi network, not for all Wi-Fi networks.

This setting needs to be changed on all Wi-Fi networks you wish to use a specific DNS server through.

Smart DNS Setup Instructions for older iOS versions.

To setup smart DNS in your iPad or iPhone with iOS  you need to do the following steps:
1. Open Settings
2. Tap Wifi
3. Tap Your Network
4.  Select ‘Configure DNS’
5.  Select ‘Manual’
6.  Remove DNS servers if any exists
7.   Click on Add server and enter YOUR DNS IP Address
If you have older iOS versions please do the next:
1.  Open Settings
2.  Select Wi-Fi

3.  Press the blue arrow on the right of the router you are connected to. Or if you use IOS 7 simply click the info icon instead.

4.  Input your DNS IP address. Use “,” to separate several IPs.

5.  Tap Wi-Fi to get back6.  Restart your iPhone or iPad


Always log out of apps and restart it after you changed the location.

If you are having issues with the DNS not being saved then press forget network and connect to your Wifi again.