How to set custom DNS on any device

Changing your device's DNS (Domain Name System) addresses can increase your connection stability, help you connect in environments that restrict said connectivity, protect you from malicious websites, block adverts, and provide other benefits.

It must be noted though, that the effects of changing DNS depend on the DNS addresses you choose to use. While connecting to Surfshark, they are automatically changed to Surfshark's, however, in some cases, an additional manual override may be necessary.

We have guides available for the most popular operating systems:

We also have guides on how to change DNS on some routers, too. Note that changing the DNS on your router will affect all of the devices connected to this router.


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