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Cloudflare launches mobile app for its DNS service

Cloudflare launches mobile app for its DNS service

Cloudflare launched today official mobile apps for its 1.1.1.1 privacy-first DNS resolver service.

The 1.1.1.1 app is available for free download through Google Play and Apple's App Store.

If you're on Android Pie, then you don't need this app, as Android Pie supports DNS over TLS.

With 1.1.1.1, Cloudflare is letting your phone use their 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver to connect to the internet. However, the Cloudflare DNS resolver is more secure than the default ones because it does not collect user data. The DNS is funneled through this service, and it keeps your information safe.

If you decide to use the DNS data through 1.1.1.1, it might be quite hard for your internet provider to see which sites you visit. The app uses its own VPN profile to encrypt your DNS queries, which means you can't use other VPN apps.

On April 1st this year, Internet giant Cloudflare made a serious announcement. The two big benefits of such a service are speed and security.

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In addition to the speed, you also gain better privacy. There are several seconds shaved off of the loading times of the websites. The service works really fast, the pages load very quickly, especially if we're talking about those parts of the world in which the internet is a bit slower.

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We all know that there's nothing that could've stopped people from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or on their tablets.

If you would like to try out the new Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 on your mobile device, you can do so right now. It's a free, it's easy, download it now. We have found this company to be one of the most reliable out there. However, with the dedicated app using the service would be easier. When funneling your DNS through Cloudflare, it makes it more hard for your ISP to know the sites you're visiting.

The Cloudflare app is being hailed as a privacy solution for iOS. If you're out and about, though, you're at the mercy of routers others control. However, you can not exclusively rely upon 1.1.1.1 as your main DNS service and other steps would be needed to hide traffic from ISPs like an encrypted VPN.