Encrypt all DNS queries on all networks with the official NextDNS app for iOS.

On iOS 14, this app uses the new native Encrypted DNS setting.

You can set your configuration ID from your NextDNS account in the Settings to bring your blocking policy to your phone and get Analytics and Logs about your traffic.
If you do not have a NextDNS account yet, you can create one for free at

What’s New

Version 2.0

On iOS 14, this version uses the new native Encrypted DNS setting and does not require running a "fake" VPN in the background anymore.

IMPORTANT: You must open the app and re-enable NextDNS once after this update or after upgrading to iOS 14 to migrate.

Deprecation (iOS 14 only):
• The Hardened Privacy feature has been deprecated.
• We have removed the Status section in the Settings as it was confusing less tech-savvy users and may lack accuracy on iOS 14. Both location and latency can still be checked manually using popular tools like or by pinging

Please report any issues you encounter to us via the chat available on, on our subreddit /r/nextdns or at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

eigenstein ,

Superb tool for privacy

These developers have come forward with a superb tool for protecting your privacy and also has some great security add-ones. I’ve installed this tool on all my mobile AND desktop devices. Go to their site online to get additional tools for the desktop. All tools and blocklists are configurable from the web page for your own custom setup. There is logging, so you can see what is being blocked and why.

You can also install this on a router to protect all the devices on your home network. Wish I was that technically savvy. You can subscribe for unlimited queries ($20 a year, CHEAP!) and frankly, they deserve the money.

Noisey Wren ,

Simply the best. I’ve tried every network traffic related app; this is your DNS strongarm!

I can’t even begin to write about how amazing this service is. You have to see for yourself. Especially those more technically inclined.

This is like the Pi-Hole for you never wanted to build anyway. Seriously.

To boot, NextDNS is a progressive company that really does work towards internet freedom. They practice what they preach. No shady stuff here. And trust me- I’ve caught similar apps with their pants down in my network traffic, and it ain’t pretty.

RP4181976 ,


I can now read news articles without dealing with all the add stuff. I also think my battery life has improved because I have my settings pretty high on blocking marketing/tracking data from going out of my phone.


nextdns Inc.
19.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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