KeepSolid SmartDNS Setup for Android

Note: Before you change DNS on Android, it is important to save your existing network settings. They will be required during the DNS setup process and if you decide to revert to your original configurations in the future. 

How to set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on Android 9

1. Proceed to your Android device Settings.

2. Select Network & internet

Change DNS on Android: Settings > Network & Internet

3. Tap Wi-Fi.

Change DNS on Android: Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi

4. Press on your current WiFi network name. 

 Change DNS on Android: select WiFi network

5. On the Network details screen, tap Advanced

Change DNS on Android: advanced network details

6. Write down the following details of your current network, or just take a screenshot: 

  • IP address 
  • Gateway
  • Subnet mask
  • DNS

Change DNS on Android: save network details

7. Once you’ve saved your current network details, you can change your Android DNS settings. For this, tap the edit icon in the top bar. 

Change DNS on Android: edit network details

8. Tap Advanced options on the screen that pops up. 

 Change DNS on Android: edit network details > advanced options

9. Navigate to IP settings and select the Static option.

Android DNS Settings > IP settings

Android DNS Settings: choose Static option in IP settings

10. Type in the following information:  

  • IP address: Enter the IP address of your current network (which you’ve saved before).
  • Gateway: Provide your current network gateway (it was also included in the network details you’ve previously recorded). 
  • Network Prefix Length: Your network prefix length is related to the network’s subnet mask. For example, for the subnet mask 255.255.255.0 the network prefix length is 24. If you don’t know the value of your network prefix length, just type in your network’s subnet mask you’ve saved before and it will be converted automatically.
  • DNS 1: Type in the address of the selected KeepSolid SmartDNS server: 62.210.136.158 - EU DNS or 69.162.67.202 - US DNS. 
  • DNS 2: Leave the field blank or type in the address of the second SmartDNS server. 

Note: You should use the DNS server closest to your real location as the Primary DNS (DNS 1) and the other server as the secondary one (DNS 2) for your Android device.

11. Tap Save

12. Reboot your Android device. 

How to set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on Android 8

Before changing DNS settings on your Android 8, make sure to write down your network settings as advised before. Then, follow the steps below: 

1. Go to your Android Settings and select Network & Internet

Change DNS on Android 8 - go to Settings > Network and internet

2. Tap Wi-Fi.

3. Press and hold the required WiFi network until a box appears and tap Modify network

Change DNS on Android 8 - go to Settings > Modify network

4. Tap Advanced Options

Configure SmartDNS on Android 8 - WiFi network screen with advanced options

5. Navigate to IP settings and choose the Static option. 

How to change DNS on Android 8 - go to WiFi > IP settings

How to change DNS on Android 8 - go to WiFi > IP settings - choose static

6. Provide the following information: 

  • IP address: Enter the IP address of your current network (which you’ve saved before).
  • Gateway: Provide your current network gateway (it was also included in the network details you’ve previously recorded). 
  • Network Prefix Length: Your network prefix length is related to the network’s subnet mask. For example, for the subnet mask 255.255.255.0 the network prefix length is 24. If you don’t know the value of your network prefix length, just type in your network’s subnet mask you’ve saved before and it will be converted automatically.
  • DNS 1: Type in the address of the selected KeepSolid SmartDNS server: 62.210.136.158 - EU DNS or 69.162.67.202 - US DNS. 
  • DNS 2: Leave the field blank or type in the address of the second SmartDNS server. 

Note: You should use the DNS server closest to your real location as the Primary DNS (DNS 1) and the other server as the secondary one (DNS 2) for your Android device.

7. In the DNS 1 field, enter the address of KeepSolid SmartDNS server. As per the DNS 2, leave the field blank or type in the address of another SmartDNS server. 

8. Press Save

9. Reboot your device. 

 

That’s it! You’ve successfully changed your Android DNS settings. Now you can access geo-blocked websites, unblock US Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. 

Note: Whenever your IP changes, our service will stop working for you. To avoid this, make sure to update your IP address via your User Office or KeepSolid SmartDNS app. 

Have questions or need any help configuring KeepSolid SmartDNS? Contact us any time via [email protected], we’ll be glad to assist you!