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 server. No matter the reason you need to use one, with IVPN apps, you can have it customized in just a few steps.
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.
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 IPv4 address or the DNS-over-HTTPS URI string plus that DoH provider’s corresponding IPv4 address.
Command Line: Open a Terminal window and run, e.g.:
ivpn dns 220.127.116.11or
ivpn dns -doh https://cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query 18.104.22.168. Type
ivpn dns -offto revert back to using IVPN DNS.
Custom DNS in the IVPN app for iOS can be configured and used when the VPN is connected or disconnected.
- In the IVPN app, navigate to
Settingsand enter the preferred IPv4 or DoH/DoT address in the
Custom DNS for VPNor/and
Disconnected Custom DNSareas.
Settingsarea by tapping on the “gear” icon and navigate to
Custom DNS. Toggle the
Use Custom DNSswitch on and enter the preferred IPv4-based IP address.
DNS-over-TLS can be set using the Android OS native Private DNS feature. On your device, navigate to
Private DNS. Select
Configure Private DNSand enter the preferred DoT address.
Custom DNS works only with OpenVPN and WireGuard VPN protocols
Custom DNS cannot be used together with AntiTracker as the latter will override the entries specified in the Custom DNS field
IPv6-based IP addresses are not yet supported
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