There are two ways to get your iPad to use OpenDNS.
First, if you're an Umbrella customer or a part of an organization that uses OpenDNS Umbrella, we recommend you use the Umbrella Roaming Client to use OpenDNS as the VPN that's included as part of the Roaming Client has many additional security features available.
If you're not using Umbrella, or just wish to change your iPad to use OpenDNS, read on.
These instructions only work for Wi-Fi connections because iOS does not allow you to change the DNS servers when connected to cellular networks. Also, the changes are network specific, so you'll need to change the DNS servers every time you connect to a new wireless network. The good news is that iOS remembers the settings, so you won't have to do anything the second time you connect to a network.
Here's how to change your iPad's DNS servers:
- From the iPad's home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap General on the sidebar. The screen shown below appears.
3. Tap Network. The screen shown below appears.
4. Tap Wi-Fi. The available wireless networks in range of your iPad appear, as shown below.
5. Find your wireless network in the list, and then click the arrow. The screen shown below appears.
6. Tap the DNS field.
7. Delete the current DNS servers, and enter the new DNS servers. (If you enter more than one DNS server, be sure sure to separate the servers with commas.)
- For OpenDNS, enter
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