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How to configure private DNS settings on Android devices using SureMDM.

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Updated: May 2021

Android has now implemented a feature wherein you can configure the private DNS settings on the device. This is nothing but defining protocols for the device regarding which DNS server should the device take its DNS requests to. This feature is supported on devices running with Android OS Pie and above. 

Using SureMDM, you can do this remotely configure the Private DNS settings on the devices. This is available on the below-mentioned devices 

  • Devices running Android 9 and above with signature permissions 
  • Devices running Android 10 and above that are enrolled to SureMDM in Device Owner Mode. 

Please follow the below-mentioned steps to control the private DNS settings on the device. 

  1. Log into the SureMDM web console. 
  2. Navigate to Profiles and click Android. 
  3. Enter the Job Name and go to Network Settings 
  4. Select the preferred option available in the drop-down menu of Set Private DNS Mode. 

Note: Selecting the Private DNS Provider Hostname option in the drop-down menu will give you an option to enter the Hostname of the DNS Provider. 

5. Save the job and apply it to the device(s)

This should configure the Private DNS settings on the device. 

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