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 installation 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 184.108.40.206 - 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 are using the paid service you will want to modify the config file to use your preferred settings. We have made this easy for you by auto-creating the config you need inside your dashboard.
From the settings page, use the section titled: "DNSCLoack on iPhone or iPad":
Step 4: Configure CleanBrowsing "Paid" DNS inside DNSCloak
To use the auto-created config file, navigate the editor option in the DNSCloak application:
This drops you inside the configuration editor. Delete the content of this file, and replace with the file auto-generated in your dashboard.
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.
Option 1 - Clear Local DNS
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.
Option 2 - Verify VPN is Used
DNSCloak uses the VPN function inside the iOS. We have found that sometimes the VPN configuration is not updating appropriately. If you don't see your filters being applied be sure to verify that the VPN toggle is enabled.