IVPN apps are configured to automatically apply our internal zero-logging DNS IP address every time you connect to the VPN server to mitigate DNS leaks on your system.
We understand that in some cases, one can benefit more from using a custom DNS IP address. No matter the reason you need to use one, with IVPN, you can have it customized in just a few steps:
Windows, macOS, and Linux
GUI: Access the
Settingsarea by tapping on the “gear” icon and navigate to the
DNStab. Check the
Use Custom DNSbox and enter the preferred IP address.
Command Line: Open a Terminal window and run:
ivpn dns 184.108.40.206. Type
ivpn dns -offto revert back to using IVPN DNS.
Android and iOS
- Access the
Settingsarea by tapping on the “gear” icon and navigate to
Custom DNS. Toggle the
Use Custom DNSswitch on and enter the preferred IP address.
The iOS app also supports DNS-over-HTTPS and DNS-over-TLS for queries when the VPN is connected or disconnected. These settings are available in the app’s
DNS requests made to public DNS servers will first pass through the VPN tunnel, so there is still a level of privacy and security in place when using a Custom DNS server.