do you have a Xiaomi, Redmi or Pocophone phone, did you know that you can upgrade your connection by changing the DNS?
This is something that not many people know, but it is a really effective trick for a much more satisfying Internet experience.
In the event that you consider that you have a smartphone, or a somewhat slow connection when browsing the Internet, by modifying the DNS we have the opportunity to reverse this situation.
That is why, on this occasion, we share with you a method to modify the DNS on our Xiaomi smartphone (works for any model or brand).
what is DNS and how does it work?
First of all, we need to know what we mean by the term DNS and what is its relation to web browsing. DNS stands for Domain Name System. This is a system used by any type of device with an internet connection, i.e. smartphones, smart TVs, computers and more.
Thus, each of these devices is identified with a series of numbers, collectively known as IP; in a sense, it is the “fingerprint” of a device with network connection.
In this way, the DNS does the following link devices and sites by translating queries for each IP address.
So, how to change DNS on a Xiaomi phone?
Below, we will share with you the step by step:
We will open the configuration and go to the Settings/ section Wi Fi.
There, we are going to connect to the network we want to use (the one at home) and click on the right arrow icon to enter it.
Go down and click on the “IP Settings” tab; here, we will modify DHCP (as set by factory default) to “Static Ip“.
Likewise, among the entries of DNS 1 and DNS 2 we must place the IP address we are going to use. In our case we are going to use those of Cloudflare which are as follows:
All we would have to do is press save changes and you will see that it disconnects and reconnects to your Wifi.
In case you want to, you can also modify the DNS of the router. In this way, you can make sure to protect all the devices connected to the network.
Other DNS in case you want to try them on your Xiaomi phone:
- Google (DNS1: 220.127.116.11 DNS2: 18.104.22.168)
- Cisco Umbrella (DNS1: 22.214.171.124 DNS2: 126.96.36.199)
- Norton (DNS1 188.8.131.52 DNS2 184.108.40.206)
- SafeDNS DNS1 220.127.116.11 DNS2 18.104.22.168
- Yandex DNS DNS1 22.214.171.124 DNS2:126.96.36.199
what are the advantages of modifying DNS?
Since it was created in the year of 1983; many people have become, more and more, of a DNS. And it is that, if we take into account that, as in the present time, the average search and response time on the Internet is 32 millisecondsbut this can translate into a much longer time lapse due to a slow network, for example, so it is logical to think about getting the most out of this system.
Thus, we have that the main advantage of modifying the DNS is improve navigation with which our device links to the network.
Another advantage is securitywhich will give us a level of much greater privacywe can avoid being spied on or the loss of important information.
how to change the DNS in a 3G / 4G / 5G network?
In this case, since Android devices devices do not allow us to modify the DNS for the mobile data networkwe must use a third party application.
One of the best ones you can make use of, in this regard, is DNS Changerwhich you can download for free from the Google Play Store from the following link.