Activating CleanBrowsing for your Mac
Activating CleanBrowsing on your Mac is pretty simple. Just follow these steps and in less than 5 minutes you will have a kid-safe computer for your kids and family to enjoy. All free with nothing to install.
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 188.8.131.52 - or follow the steps bellow.
Step 0: Try the CleanBrowsing App
Update: If you want save time, we build a simple CleanBrowsing App that allows you to change the DNS in 1 minute without having to follow these steps. Download the App from here and install it instead: CleanBrowsing.dmg
Step 1: Go to System Preferences
If you didn't want to use the App, go to the Mac System Preference option. You can find it by clicking on the little apple at the left top corner of your screen, like shown on this image:
Step 2: Click on Network
Once you enter in the System Preferences, find the Network option and click on it.
Step 3: Go to Advanced Options
Choose your active connection, generally the first one on the left (called Wifi) and click on the Advanced buttom.
Step 4: Click on DNS
Click on the DNS tab and you will see your current DNS servers. Don't worry if you find it complicated as we are almost done.
Step 5: Change the DNS
Click on the + to add a new DNS server pointing to 184.108.40.206 (or 220.127.116.11). You can copy and paste from here and add it in there.
Once 18.104.22.168 (or 22.214.171.124) is added, you can select the ones that were there before and click on the - to remove them. Once you are done, you should see only 126.96.36.199 (or 188.8.131.52) in there.
Click on OK and then on Apply to save your settings.
Your work here is done! Hope it wasn't too difficult.