If you want to know about the procedures to change DNS settings on macOS, this article is for you. It contains the proper guides with clear descriptions.
We often need to change DNS server addresses. The most common reason behind this is to speed up the internet connection and get maximum network stability. Because the default DNS settings provided by your internet provider may not be the best. There are various public DNS servers like Google DNS, OpenDNS, CloudFlare, Level3, etc. are very strong and reliable. However, You may want to set these DNS addresses on your Mac. If you don’t know how to change DNS on macOS, don’t worry. Now, You will know about it.
How to Change DNS on Mac for WiFi & Ethernet
Steps to set up custom DNS addresses for both WiFi & Ethernet on macOS are the same. There are two major ways to change DNS on macOS. You can do it with or without any third-party apps.
1. Change DNS on Mac without Third-Party Apps
If you don’t want any third-party app to control the DNS, this method is for you. Actually, It is suitable for most users. You will need to follow these three steps to do it.
- At first, Click on the Network/Wi-Fi icon from the menu bar and go to Network Preferences.
- Now, Click on Advanced. Before that, Make sure the correct network is selected.
- Then, Go to DNS tab. But, Before that, Make sure the the correct network is ticked.
- Now, Click on + icon to add custom DNS addresses and enter the values according to your preferences.
- At last, Save it.
In this way, You can change DNS on Mac without any third-party app.
2. Change DNS with Third-party App
There are some third-party apps that can help to manage DNS settings in a much easier way. In your Mac app store, you can find them by searching with keywords like “DNS Changer” or anything similar.
Verify DNS Change
After changing DNS, it may not take effect. For this, you must flush the DNS settings. After that, you can take some steps to verify if the DNS change has been working or not. There are many ways. I suggest you set 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 as DNS addresses and go to https://welcome.opendns.com/ on this page.
Then, see what’s the page is saying. If it says “Welcome to Open DNS. Your internet is Safer …..”, it means the DNS change has worked.
I hope this article will help you to change DNS on macOS. If you have any opinion, you can put it in the comment box.