Nextdns is a private DNS provider. You can connect over TLS so that means no-one can see your DNS queries. It can be used in combination with a 3rd party VPN for example ProtonVPN, PIA etc. The goal is to have add/tracker blocking plus 3rd party VPN.
How to setup your phone to use NextDNS?
Go to nextdns.io
Click on Sign up
Enter your email and set a password
Go to Privacy and click “Add a blocklist”
Add the block lists you like (I recommend NextDNS Recommended Ads & Trackers Blocklist ,No Google, No Facebook and oisd)
If you add the “No Google” list and want to watch youtube (of course using NewPipe) add this in the Allowlist:
An example of deny list:
Disable logs (Settings):
If you want to see what’s is blocked you can turn it on temporarily.
- Go to settings > Search settings and type “private DNS”
- Select private DNS and use DNS-over-TLS from the NextDNS webpage:
I decided to trust NextDNS but that’s up to you if you do too. I wanted to share because it works great.