Android devices can configure CleanBrowsing using the Android app found in the Google Play Store.
We encourage all users to be thoughtful about how the device will be hardened the device to prevent changes.
You have three options when configuring Android:
1 – CleanBrowsing App (Google Playstore)
2 – Configure Using Private DNS (Version 9+)
Configure Using Android App
The CleanBrowsing App is found in the Goolge Playstore and makes use of the latest in encrypted DNS technology. It will apply the rules across all the device interfaces using DNS-over-HTTPS (DOH).
We achieve this by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). You will not be able to operate another VPN in conjunction with the one we deploy.
The app will ask for administrative privileges, this is necessary to ensure the app stays active on reboot if the “always on” feature is enabled.
Step 1: Install the Android App
The PlayStore app will support the Free and Paid filters. All users can bind the app to their preferred profile in the CleanBrowsing using the app codes found in your dashboard.
Step 2: Configure the Filter
Upon installing the app you will need to select the appropriate filter.
When you click the “play” icon the system will ask if you approve the VPN, select “ok”, and it will being filtering immediately.
Paid customers can choose the “custom” option. It will ask you for a code. This code is found in the “Your Network” panel.
Step 3: Set a Pin
The final step is to a pin. This pin will prevent a user from updating the filter that has been set on the device.
Access this option in the settings panel.
This page also allows you to change the pin. If you forget the pin, you will need to uninstall the app and start over.
Configure Using Private DNS
Step 1: Private DNS
Go to Settings->Network->Advanced and look for the Private DNS option.
Step 2: Add the Private DNS hostname
In there, you will be able to add the Private DNS hostname of your choice. For the Free Filters, you have 3 choices:
Family Filter: family-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org
Adult Filter: adult-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org
Security Filter: security-filter-dns.cleanbrowsing.org
If you are unsure which filter you want to use, we have more information about them here.