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 installation and can be easily enabled anywhere by switching your DNS servers to the ones we provide. We also offer Apps for the major devices in order to simplify your life.
Step 0: Use the CleanBrowsing App
The best way to install CleanBrowsing on your Mac is by using our App. It saves time and avoid mistakes trying to change the DNS manually. To start, download the App from here:
Once downloaded, just save it, and execute it from your Applications folder. When the App opens, just click to activate the Filter you wish to use.
And that’s it. There is nothing needed to do. To verify it is working, go to badexample.com and you should see an “invalid domain” error.
Old 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:
Old Step 2: Click on Network
Once you enter in the System Preferences, find the Network option and click on it.
Old 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.
Old 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.
Old 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.