Activating CleanBrowsing on your iPhone
Activating CleanBrowsing on your iPhone is pretty simple. Just follow these steps and in less than 5 minutes you will have a kid-safe iPhone for your kids and family to enjoy
Tech talk: CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based filter that prevents adult content from being loaded. It doesn't require any software instalation and can be easily enabled anywhere by switching your DNS servers to the ones we provide. On its basic form, all you have to do is switch your nameservers to 22.214.171.124 - or follow the steps bellow.
Step 1: Install DNSCloak App
The iPhone doesn't have a very simple way to change the DNS servers. That's why we recommend a free App to simplify your life, it is called DNSCloak.
Go to the App Store and search for DNSCloak and install it.
Step 2: Choose CleanBrowsing
Once DNSCloak is installed, please open it up. You will see a search box where you can search for the DNS Providers it includes out of the box. Search for "CleanBrowsing" (no quotes) and select the CleanBrowsing filter you wish to use.
Step 3: Start DNSCloak
After you selected the filter you like, click on the start buttom (looks like an old cassete play buttom) to start DNSCloak. It will setup a VPN for your DNS traffic and you will be all set.
If you have the paid service you might want to use your own custom DNS IPs. To do this, the steps are a little different. It will require you to be familiar with your iOS keyboard and you need to be comfortable doing basic edits via the iOS keyboard.
Step 1: Install DNSCloak App
Similar to the steps for the Free installation, install the DNSCloack application on your iOS device.
Step 2: Configure Custom Profile DNS
Unlike the free configuration, you need to add your custom profile to the application. You do this by modifying the configuration file.
Click the editor option in your DNSClock application:
This drops you inside the configuration editor, there are a few sections you want to delete. You delete the content using your iOS keyboard, and clicking on the screen.
Add a few sections to the config file (highlighting in green below), using the same syntax you see below (using your iOS keyboard):
You will get your STAMP SDNS from the CleanBrowsing dashboard here: https://my.cleanbrowsing.org/dashboard?page=settings&subpage=network from the DNS Encryption card. You are going to use the DNSCrypt option.
Once you've made the changes, all you have to do is click the yellow check mark, and the yellow back button. You'll now see one option, and it should use the name you set in the server_name
Step 3: Start DNS Clock
Select Use This Server and that should do the trick.
Mobile devices have a tendency to have heavy DNS caches. To help circumvent any cache issues, you can clear cache by navigating to: Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings this option will clear your DNS, it's not labeled anywhere but that's what it does. It should not hurt any other connections.