How to Enable Private DNS using Quad9 on Android 9 Phones

You might have seen the news that Google released a new feature called Private DNS mode in Android 9 Pie. This new feature makes it easier to keep third parties from listening in on the DNS queries coming from your device by encrypting those queries. DNS-over-TLS is something Quad9 has supported since our launch almost a year ago, and we’re excited to have Android support this feature in a way that end users can configure quickly and easily.

Configuring Samsung OneUI Private DNS to use Quad9

Android Pie only supports DNS-over-TLS at this time. To enable this on your device:

  1. Go to SettingsConnectionsMore connection settingsPrivate DNS.
  2. Select the Private DNS provider hostname option.
  3. Enter dns.quad9.net and select Save.

Configuring Realme and Oppo ColorOS Private DNS to use Quad9

Android Pie only supports DNS-over-TLS at this time. To enable this on your device:

  1. Go to SettingsOther Wireless ConnectionsPrivate DNSDesignated Private DNS.
  2. Enter dns.quad9.net and select Save.

That’s it; you’re done! Quad9 now protects you with anti-malware security, and your DNS requests on Android 9 are encrypted.

References

"Enable Private DNS using Quad9 on Android 9". Quad9. Retrieved 01 September 2020.

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