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How to use Cloudflare's DNS on mobile | Internet

Cloudflare released 1.1.1.1 a free DNS that promises to increase the speed of the internet and maintain the privacy of the user. The company promises to delete, within 24 hours, all records related to the sites visited by the user, as well as personal information that is normally collected by similar services.

In addition, tests conducted by the company show that the new DNS offers almost twice the performance of OpenDNS, by Cisco, and Public DNS, by Google. Next, learn more about Cloudflare's DNS and learn how to use it to speed up your smartphone connection.

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Learn how to use the Cloudflare DNS service on your cell phone Photo: Luana Marfim / TechTudo

Learn how to use the Cloudflare DNS service on your cell phone Photo: Luana Marfim / TechTudo

Using Google DNS on Mobile

DNS services are responsible for interpreting the address entered in the address bar of the browser (or in any mobile phone app) and finding the corresponding server. DNS transforms, for example, www.globo.com in the sequence of numbers 186.192.90.5, which in fact represents the identity of the website. By default, cell phones and computers are configured with DNS offered by the internet service provider. However, these options are commonly slower than the solutions offered by companies like Google, Cisco and now Cloudflare.

Changing the DNS to Google's Public DNS, for example, tends to speed up navigation due to the greater agility to find the sites to be visited. However, the internet giant does not undertake to maintain the confidentiality of user data that travel on the service. The Cloudflare DNS defends this flag. According to the company, all user logs are discarded every 24 hours and no information will be commercialized.

How to use Cloudflare DNS on mobile

Step 1. Access iPhone "Settings" and open Wi-Fi options. Make sure your phone is connected to a wireless network and tap the i next to the name.

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Access the settings of the currently active Wi-Fi connection Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the settings of the currently active Wi-Fi connection Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Touch Configure DNS and select the Manual option.

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Activate manual DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Activate manual DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. In Add server, include the addresses 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1.

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Add Cloudflare DNS IPs Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Add Cloudflare DNS IPs Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. Delete other DNS server addresses added to the connection and save.

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Remove other IPs from DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Remove other IPs from DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

To 5. To return to the previous configuration and cancel the use of Cloudflare's DNS, tap Automatic again.

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Go back to automatic configuration when you want Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Go back to automatic configuration when you want Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 1. Access the shortcut curtain on your Android phone and keep the Wi-Fi icon pressed to access the list of networks.

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Access the list of Wi-Fi networks on Android Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the list of Wi-Fi networks on Android Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step2. Make sure the phone is connected to a network. Press and hold the network to open an option menu. Then select Modify network or Manage network settings. On the next screen, tap Advanced options or Show advanced options.

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Access the advanced network settings on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the advanced network settings on your cell phone Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. In the IP settings, change from DHCP (or Automatic) to Static. You will see a list of IPs on the screen. In the DNS fields, enter the addresses 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. Then, tap Save.

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Activate the static IP and use the Cloudflare DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Activate the static IP and use the Cloudflare DNS Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. To stop using Cloudflare's DNS, use automatic network configuration again, with DHCP.

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Use DHCP again when you want Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Use DHCP again when you want Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

The launch of 1.1.1.1 took place last Sunday (1).