How To Block Ads On Android Using Private DNS
If you have been using the internet for a while, then you might know about the DNS. DNS or Domain Name System is a database consisting of different domain names and IP Addresses. As its one of the core services of the Internet, DNS always deserves more care and maximum security.
Google already introduced a new feature known as ‘Private DNS’ or DNS over TLS on Android Pie. For those unaware, its a feature that allows users to change or connect to different DNS on Android easily. The Private DNS option of Android Pie allows users to set any particular DNS server for both WiFi and Mobile networks in one place rather than changing it one by one for each.
In this current trend, we all are familiar with swapping the DNS servers with the Google DNS. It not only provides better browsing speed, but it also adds an extra layer of security. However, in this article, we are going to talk about Adguard’s DNS that blocks ads and popups from Android smartphones.
What is Adguard DNS?
According to the official site, AdGuard DNS is a foolproof way to block internet ads that don’t require installing any applications. It’s free and compatible with every device. The key thing about AdGuard DNS is that you get rootless systemwide ad-blocking on Android devices.
That means that you no longer need to root your device or play with Chrome flags to disable ads on Android. So, in this article, we are going to share a working method that would help you to block ads using Private DNS 2019.
How To Block Ads Using Private DNS
Please ensure that your phone is running on Android 9 Pie operating system. If it’s running on Pie, then follow some of the simple steps given below.
Step 1. First of all, open your Android’s app drawer and tap on ‘Settings’
Step 2. Under the Settings tab, you need to select ‘Network & Internet’ or Wireless & Networks.
Step 3. Under the Network & Internet Settings, select ‘Private DNS’
Step 4. Now you need to select the option ‘Configure Private DNS’
Step 5. Under the hostname, type in
Step 6. Save the settings and open the Google Chrome browser.
Step 7. On the URL bar, enter
"Chrome://flags" and hit Enter.
Step 8. Now search for ‘DNS’ and then disable the ‘Async DNS’ option.
Step 9. Now enter
"chrome://net-internals" in the URL bar and hit enter.
Step 10. Select the DNS tab, and then tap on ‘Clear Cache’ option.
That’s it! You are done! Now restart your chrome browser to apply the changes.
So, this is how you can block ads using the Private DNS feature on Android 9 Pie. If you have any other doubt, let us know in the comment box below.