DNSCloak • Secure DNS client 17+

Override & secure DNS queries

Center for the Cultivation of Technology gemeinnützige GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 3K Ratings
    • Free



Even better, faster and safer Internet with lots of cool toggles!
Override & secure your DNS with DNSCrypt & DNS-over-HTTPS/2 (DoH) resolvers. Works with WiFi & cellular

DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with. You can learn more about DNSCrypt protocol at https://dnscrypt.info

Our app implements DNSCrypt & DNS-over-HTTPS/2 (DoH) protocols and allows you to secure your DNS traffic against of spoofing. It overrides your DNS settings with a single or multiple DNSCrypt or DNS-over-HTTPS/2 (DoH) resolvers. Works both for WiFi & cellular.

■ dnscrypt-proxy version: 2.0.44 ■

■ App features ■
• Easy to setup & use;
• Clean simple yet powerful UI;
• iOS integration – works at system level;
• Acts as DNS server to prevent DNS traffic leakage;
• Supports both DNS-over-HTTPS/2 (DoH) and DNSCrypt protocols;
• TLS 1.3 support for DoH;
• Supports DNSSEC;
• Multiple resolvers support (if none selected - DNSCloak will use the whole list);
• Load balancing within a set of resolvers: app will automatically measure and keep track of their speed, then balancing the traffic across the fastest available resolvers;
• Toggable DNS responses caching (reduces latency and improves privacy);
• Built-in config editor - take full control over your setup
• Custom lists and static servers (via config editor);
• Supports DNS queries logging (separate for regular and suspicious queries);
• Configurable Blacklist, IP blacklist, Whitelist (with logs);
• Domain cloaking feature;
• Queries forwarding feature;
• Automatic background updates of resolvers list;
• Can force outgoing connections to use TCP, that may be useful if your traffic is routed through a TCP-only tunnel such as Tor;
• Passcode lock for the app;
• Works both for WiFi & cellular;
• Supports both 32-bit & 64-bit devices running iOS 10 or later.

■ Contact Us, Support & Feedback ■
If you have any questions – feel free to contact us. You can use "Contact Us" link in the app, "App Support" link in the "Reviews" tab of the App Store or send us email on sergey.smirnov.dev@gmail.com.

What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Fix for iOS 15.1.
Bump dnscrypt-proxy to 2.0.44.
Layout fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Solistus ,

Fantastic open source privacy tool

DNSCloak is a rare find these days on the app store - a true open source tool that is free and well maintained. Sadly it is incompatible with at least the default vpn config nord uses, but I still find the software useful as a sort of VPN lite. VPNs can be slow and masking your ip isn’t always desirable. And DNS is a privacy/security hole many people overlook but it’s a big one. This is a highly configurable, inobtrusive solution, I wish Apple would tweak their network settings model to allow this and a vpn to coexist more gracefully but I can toggle between them with Siri Shortcuts in the meantime.

Anyway tl;dr: good free software that makes your internet more secure and private and they won’t ask for your money or harvest your data.

karebu1214 ,

Its amazing

For what I thought was a gag, really works. I was watching Crunchyroll with it on and the ads they usually breaks the tension the show builds up but DNSCloak kept that tension. I don’t see ads any more. I don’t know what other apps it works on but it’s legit. When you have it on it shows a little dns icon, but you’ll have to find it. Best part about this is that it’s free. I encourage everyone to use this. My name is Caleb if you wanted to know. Side note: before you use it click the three lines button on the top left and turn on connect on demand.

journalismgirl ,

I’m just confused

Admittedly I’m no techy but I thought this would provide instructions and maybe even some definitions of terminology, because it should be accessible to lay people. We need protection as much, if not more than anybody on this wild West of an Internet. I’ve been dealing with cyber stocking and stealing of financial data for months. I have no idea if this thing is even on! Does it automatically attach to safari? What are all these servers and how do I know which is best when there is so much technical jargon? Please dumb it down for we Luddites. I imagine this is a very good app, especially given all these reviews, but if the average person cannot figure out how to use it and what all this terminology means, then as a practical matter it is ineffective.

App Privacy

The developer, Center for the Cultivation of Technology gemeinnützige GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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