How To Speed Up Internet Web Browsing On iPhone, iPad, And Mac With Cloudflare Free DNS Servers

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When it comes to the world of DNS, the free DNS service promises to greatly speed up the browsing experience whilst also keeping your privacy intact. Cloudflare, known primarily for its CDN and DDoS mitigation services, launched consumer-oriented DNS service last month. Recently started offering its own free DNS servers, and they might just be the ones to plump for.

The company says it won’t keep a record of IPs or IP addresses, the websites you visit and sell them to third-parties. It will only keep a record of your data for 24 hours for debugging purposes and then discard them.

There are several other free DNS services out there including Google’s, but Cloudflare boasts that its DNS offering is faster than the competition. And yes, we have noticed a slight improvement in the browsing speed on our Mac and iPad after switching to Cloudflare’s DNS.

This is a relatively quick conversion but some options do make it quicker. Where your ISP’s servers may work, they are not going to translate URLs into IP addresses as quickly as, say Google’s servers.

Now, when it comes to speed, Cloudflare has both licked which may make it the choice to go for, alternatively. Add in the gact that Cloudflare promises that it will not keep logs of your Internet activity more than 24Hrs period, and things start to look really great for the Cloudflare solution.

Here’s how do you use it? If you’re using an iOS device or a Mac, the methods differ but neither are complicated processes to follow. We’re going to share both for you now, so here goes.


Step 1: Open the Settings app, followed by selecting Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Tap the ‘i’ button located next to the name of the network that you are connected to.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, select the Configure DNS option before tapping Manual.

Step 4: To use the Cloudflare servers, enter and as the twop addresses.

Step 5: Save and exit the Settings app on your device and you’re all done!


Step 1: Open System Preferences – typing the name into Spoltlight is usually the quickest way.

Step 2: Select Network before selecting the network interface that you are using. That will likely be either WiFi or a LAN of some sort. Essentially, whichever says Connected beneath it.

Step 3: Click Advanced before clicking the DNS tab.

Step 4: Click the ‘+’ button under DNS servers and enter Cloudflare’s DNS address: Next, click the ‘+’ button again and this time to enter as the DNS server address.

Step 5: Press OK and then close System Preferences.

DNSPerf now ranks as the fastest DNS resolver when querying non-Cloudflare customers (averaging around 14ms globally)

While the above steps work, it is ideally recommended that you directly configure your WiFi router to use Cloudflare’s DNS. This will ensure that every device connected to the rouer makes use of Cloudflare’s DNS. But the speed increase associated with the Cloudflare DNS servers may not be huge if you make a lot of DNS lookups by browsing lots of web pages then you may just notice the difference in your day.

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