How to Setup Android

Please note that this guide is for setting up Smart DNS. If you prefer you can alternatively install our VPN app, which will give you access to all the same channels as Smart DNS. Simply connect to any VPN server and you will automatically be able to unblock all the channels supported by Smart DNS. This happens via Unlocator Hybrid. 

There are a lot of implementations of Android in the market. That is why each device might have a different way of changing DNS settings. Below are guides for standard setup on Android 9.x, 8.x, 5.x, 4.x, and 2.x

Changing DNS on Android 9.x

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Find Settings.
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Select "Network and Internet"

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Click on Wifi.

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Select your Wifi network.

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Click on "Advanced".

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For "IP Settings", choose "Static"

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Click on the edit icon in the top-right corner.

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Input the Unlocator DNS servers, DNS 1: 185.37.37.37 & DNS 2: 185.37.39.39

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Tap Save.
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Restart your device.

Changing DNS on Android 8.x

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Find Settings.
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Select Network & Internet.

3
Select "WiFi".

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Tap and hold the network you want to connect to until a box appears.

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Select Modify Network.
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Tap Advanced Options.

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For "IP Settings" choose "Static".
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Manually enter your IP address, Gateway, Subnet/Network Prefix Length, using the same values you see in gray. Otherwise, you will not be able to save your settings.
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Input the Unlocator DNS servers, DNS 1: 185.37.37.37 & DNS 2: 185.37.39.39
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Tap Save.
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Restart your device.

Changing DNS on Android 5.x

1
Find Settings.
2
Select Wi-Fi settings.
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Tap and hold the network you want to connect to until a box appears.
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Select Modify Network.
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Tap the checkbox next to Show Advanced Options.
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Manually enter your IP address, Gateway, Subnet/Network Prefix Length, using the same values you see in gray. Otherwise, you will not be able to save your settings.
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Input the Unlocator DNS servers: 185.37.37.37 & Secondary Server 185.37.39.39
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Tap Save.
9
Restart your device 


Changing DNS on Android 4.x

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Find  Settings
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Choose  Wi-Fi by actually pressing Wi-F
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Press and hold your network and a window will open up
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Choose  Modify Network
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Check the  Show advanced options checkbox at the bottom of the screen
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Set  IP settings to  Static
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Simply keep your IP address, Gateway and Network prefix length the same
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Input the Unlocator DNS servers: 185.37.37.37 & Secondary Server 185.37.39.39
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Press  Save
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Restart your device

Changing DNS on Android 2.x

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Find  Settings
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Select  Wireless and Networks
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Then choose  Wi-Fi Settings
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In the  Menu go to  Advanced
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Select  Use static IP
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Copy or write down your current IP address, which you can see directly above the IP address field
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Set your  Gateway to the IP of your router. Normally the router address is the same of your current IP but with a 1 at the end. As an example if your IP is 10.0.1.3 then your router is 10.0.1.1
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Set the  Netmask to 255.255.255.0
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Input the Unlocator DNS servers: 185.37.37.37 & Secondary Server 185.37.39.39
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Go to  Menu >  Save
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Restart your device

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