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How to use the CloudFare 1.1.1.1 DNS service to visit blocked websites

With government oversight on citizens' Internet browsing becoming increasingly "rigid", so to speak, we are increasingly hearing about the government repressing websites they deem "unsuitable" for the public to access. The latest example of this is the ban on porn that the Indian government has asked the country's ISPs to implement and which has already been implemented by a group of ISPs and network operators at the time of this writing.

Aside from the problem of banned websites, there is also the problem that ISPs can easily investigate your data, and many DNS providers even sell your data to third parties for profit or use it to target you with advertisements. Not fair, so if you are looking for a simple and direct solution to all these problems, you must have heard of the DNS 1.1.1.1 resolver service recently launched by Cloudflare. So in order to help you get the most out of the Internet, here's how to use Cloudlfare's DNS 1.1.1.1 solver to protect your DNS queries and visit blocked websites on the Internet.

Why the DNS 1.1.1.1 resolver is good

If you wondered why Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver service is something we are recommending, first of all, this is the correct way of thinking about Internet services. Secondly, there are many reasons why we should mention this service as a great way to access the Internet without restrictions, let me stop them:

  • Cloudflare's privacy policy explicitly states that they will never sell your data to third parties .
  • Cloudflare also states that will never store any of the personally identifiable information and will also destroy debug logs and similar data records within a 24 hour period.
  • The 1.1.1.1 service in collaboration with APNIC (the Internet registrar for the Asia-Pacific and Oceania region) ed completely free.
  • Unlike VPN services, which could offer similar benefits, there are no limits of use on 1.1.1.1 and you don't even need to register anywhere.
  • possible access any website blocked with DNS resolver 1.1.1.1 and in some cases, Internet speeds may improve.

How to use Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1 resolver on devices

Using a different DNS server than the one currently set up on your devices might seem like a gigantic task, but actually quite simple and Cloudflare has tried to make it even simpler, especially for mobile users. However, instead of leaving you with a link to our article on how to change the DNS settings on your system, it will guide you through how to configure DNS 1.1.1.1 on all your devices. So read on.

How to use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on macOS

Setting up the DNS 1.1.1.1 solver on a fairly simple Mac even if it involves a number of steps. Simply follow the steps given below to get 1.1.1.1 active on your Mac:

  • Open the System Preferences and search for DNS servers. From the dropdown menu, select DNS server .

  • This will open a screen showing the DNS servers on your Mac. Click the "+" button under DNS Server and enter 1.1.1.1

  • Click the "+" button again and enter 1.0.0.1
  • Click the "+" button again and enter 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111
  • Click the "+" button once more and enter 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001

  • Click "OK", then click "Apply".

That's pretty much everything, now you have DNS Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 running on your Mac.

How to use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on Windows

If you are a Windows user and want to configure the DNS 1.1.1.1 resolver on your system, follow the steps below and you will be immediately operational.

  • Open the Control Panel and click on " Network and Internet ".

  • Go to "Network and Sharing Center" and click on " Change card settings ".

  • Now, right click on the WiFi network you use and click "Properties".

  • Select IPv4 and click "Properties".

  • Click on " Use the following DNS server addresses ".

  • Replace the addresses with 1.1.1.1 is 1.0.0.1

  • Once done, click "OK" and then on "Close".

Now you just have to restart the browser and that's it, your system will use the DNS 1.1.1.1 resolver.

How to use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on iPhone

Using Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on iPhone is quite simple, and there are actually two methods you can use depending on what you feel comfortable with.

Use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on iPhone with the Cloudflare DNS app

The easiest method to use the DNS 1.1.1.1 service on iOS is to simply use the dedicated app that Cloudflare has released for iOS. It works practically like a VPN app and routes all Internet traffic through DNS 1.1.1.1 while the app activates.

  • Install the DNS 1.1.1.1 app on your iPhone from the App Store.
  • Once finished, simply launch the app, allow the creation of a VPN profile and activate the VPN.

This is all. All network requests will now be routed through DNS 1.1.1.1.

Use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on iOS by changing the DNS settings

Alternatively, you can change the DNS settings on your iPhone so you don't have to activate the DNS app every time you need to access the unblocked Internet. Here's how you can do it.

  • On your iPhone, go up Settings is touch WiFi . Here, tap on the WiFi network you are using.

  • Within the settings, touch Configure DNS, then touch Manual.

  • Delete any existing DNS settings and add new DNS records by tapping the " + Add server ".
  • Add two DNS records: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
  • Then add two more DNS records: 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111 and 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001

  • Tap the button 'Save' .

Thus, your iPhone will now use the 1.1.1.1 DNS server to access the Internet, and you will be able to browse the Internet without worrying about the DNS provider that sells your data.

How to use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS on Android

If you use an Android phone, the method to use 1.1.1.1 as DNS as simple as it is on iOS. Follow the steps below:

  • Install the DNS 1.1.1.1 app on your phone from the Play Store.
  • Allow to create a VPN profile and then turn on the switch.

That's it, all your browsing data will now be routed through Cloudflare's DNS 1.1.1.1 servers and you will be able to freely browse the Internet.

How to configure the router to use DNS 1.1.1.1

If you are using multiple devices on your network, and you probably are, it is easier to change the router settings to use 1.1.1.1. Fortunately, it is also not difficult to do so. Follow the steps below and you will be ready:

  • While connected to your WiFi or Ethernet network, enter the gateway address of your router in the browser. This usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. You can find it on your router or simply by looking for the name and model of your router on Google.
  • Locate the page of DNS settings here and write down your existing DNS settings in case you need to reset them later.
  • Now replace these settings with 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 for IPv4 e 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111 and 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001 for IPv6.
  • Save your settings and restart your router.

thus, your router will now use DNS 1.1.1.1 to resolve your Internet queries and you will be able to get unlimited access to banned websites.

Easily access websites blocked with Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1

So these were all the ways you can set up and use Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS service on your devices. You can individually configure 1.1.1.1 on your devices or you can simply change the DNS settings on your router to make all your devices automatically use DNS 1.1.1.1 instead of any DNS that you are currently using. We hope this guide will help you use the Internet without restrictions and without worrying about your DNS provider who sells your data to third parties. If you encounter problems while configuring DNS 1.1.1.1 on your devices, let us know in the comments below and we will try to help you.