Chances are, you got a new iPhone and still that Wi-Fi trouble persists. Oh yes, even in this age of rapid development and advancement in Wireless communication and connections, there is still that occasional moment – or eternity – when the Wi-Fi connection goes berserk – or is so slow that you just can’t bear it any more.
If you are one of those trying to boost up Wi-Fi connections in iPhone, then this tip is for you, although be sure to read the entire post to know the pros and cons of doing what’s said here. How to Speed up Wireless Connections in iPhone
It’s a simple idea basically – borrowed from what we are used to doing on laptops and PCs.
Yes, it’s the DNS route. We are going to change the DNS – and choose the one which would boos up Wi-Fi connections in iPhone. To do this:
Open Settings on your iPhone
Tap on “WiFi”
A list of all the WiFi networks that have been detected shows up.
Tap on the one that you are connected to right now.
Scroll-down and there’d be the field called DNS.
Tap the numbers right next to DNS to change them.
Now DNS is the server IP address through which your requests are routed – (that’s a very stripped down version of what a DNS actually is, but we don’t need to get into the technicalities!)
There are many public DNS addresses that can be used – usually these are fast enough to boost up WiFi connections in iPhone. For anyone wanting to know how to speed up WiFi connections in iOS devices (like iPhone 2G, 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4S, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch), we usually recommend OpenDNS.
So, after you have tapped the DNS numbers, enter these:
126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52
If you’d rather use the DNS of Google, you can use these:
184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
It’s a simple tip, basically, that helps you get connected faster.
There are only two cons as far as I can see – one: sometimes, you wont be able to access free public WiFi from hotspots (because they ask you to use their own DNS), and two: some geeks would tell you that changing DNS actually affects the geo-location based services (which is not exactly affecting as a whole). If you are okay with a faster WiFi connection than other less-important stuff, go ahead and change the DNS!