How To Change Default DNS To Google DNS For Faster Internet

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on June 14, 2024 by Larious

DNS, or Domain Name System, is a database of domain names and IP Addresses. When you enter a domain in a web browser, whether on your PC or mobile, the DNS servers look at the IP Addresses associated with the domains.

After matching the IP addresses linked with the domain, it comments on the web server of the visiting site, and then the web page is served to you. You can speed up this entire process by switching to Google DNS.

Google DNS Server is often regarded as the best DNS server for web browsing and gaming. It provides better browsing speed and enhanced security features. You can switch to a Google DNS server if you feel you are not getting the promised internet speed or face problems while playing online games.

Change Default DNS To Google DNS on Windows

1. On your Windows PC, go to the Control Panel and select Network and Sharing Center.

Network and Sharing CenterNetwork and Sharing Center

2. On the Network and Sharing Center screen, click on Change adapter settings.

Change adapter settingsChange adapter settings

3. Now, you will see all networks; select the network you want to configure for Google DNS. To change ethernet settings, right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.


4. Now click on the Networking tab, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option, and click on properties.

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

5. Now, choose the radio button to Use the following DNS server addresses. In the Preferred DNS server field, enter; in the Alternative DNS field, enter Once you’ve done this, click the OK button.

Preferred DNS serverPreferred DNS server

Switch to Google DNS on PC Using Chris-PC DNS Switch

This tool makes DNS change easier and faster, giving you options like choosing from preset groups of DNS servers the one that fits your browsing habits.

1. Download and install the Chris-PC DNS switch on your Windows computer.

2. Select your Network Adapter (It will pick up the connected one).

select your Network Adapterselect your Network Adapter

3. Now, you need to select the DNS Preset. You will see lots of options. Just choose Google Public DNS from the drop-down.

Google Public DNSGoogle Public DNS

4. You need to click on the Change DNS option.

Change DNSChange DNS

5. Once done, you will see a Pop-Up DNS successfully changed!

DNS successfully changed!DNS successfully changed!

5. Now, if you need to restore previous DNS settings, click Restore DNS; on the pop-up, click Yes.

Restore DNSRestore DNS

Switch to Google DNS on PC Using NetSetMan

NetSetMan is not limited to changing DNS Settings; this tool can also manage your WiFi network, workgroup network drives, and much more.

1. First, download and install NetSetMan on your Windows computer and launch the app.

2. Then, from the adapter drop-down, select your connected network.

select your connected networkselect your connected network

3. Click on the DNS server box shown in the screenshot and enter the DNS server, which is OR

click on the DNS serverclick on the DNS server

4. Finally, click on Activate.


Switch To Google DNS On Android

Like a Windows computer, you can also increase the internet speed on your Android smartphone. However, Android is based on Linux, so changing DNS is complicated. Therefore, we will share one of the best and easiest methods to change default DNS to Google DNS on Android smartphones.

1. Head to the Google Play Store and search for DNS Changer. Install DNS Changer on your Android smartphone. For a direct Google Play Store link, click here.

DNS ChangerDNS Changer

2. Open the app from your Android app drawer. You will be asked to grant a few permissions. Make sure to grant all permissions.

3. In the next step, you will see an interface like the one below. Here, you will see the list of DNS Servers. Tap on the Google DNS.

Google DNSGoogle DNS

4. In the final step, tap the Start button.


Switch to Google DNS on iPhone

You can add a custom DNS server to your iPhone to have faster internet. We have shared a detailed guide on how to do this.

Set Custom DNS server with the addresses and This will switch to the Google DNS server on your iPhone.

These are some of the simple ways to change the Default DNS to Google DNS. After switching to Google DNS, you will notice improved video streaming speed. Let us know in the comments below if you need more help changing the default DNS to Google DNS.


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