How to Clear DNS Cache on Android Devices

You’ve probably experienced a situation where a website you frequently visit simply won’t load in the browser on your Android device, even though it loads just fine on your other devices. Well, this is a problem that we have all experienced, and it results from DNS cache corruption. For those who don’t know, the DNS cache is a file that contains the hostnames and IP addresses of websites to ensure that they load faster the next time you visit them. However, issues occur when a webpage’s IP address changes prior to the device or browser updating the cache, which prevents webpages from loading.

Here are some methods to clear the DNS cache on an Android device in case you’ve been having this problem:

Clear DNS Cache on Android through Browser

Through your browser, you may quickly clear the DNS cache on your Android device. Simply go to the settings of your browser and clear the browsing history and cache, and that should solve the problem. Additionally, you can accomplish this by visiting Settings->Apps->Browser (the browser app you are using). Simply select “Storage” and then “Clear Cache” from this page.

Clear DNS Cache in Chrome

You can erase DNS cache more effectively if you use Chrome. Simply launch Chrome and type chrome:/net-internals/#DNS in the address bar (without the quotes, obviously). The many domain name caches can be found here. To clear Chrome’s DNS cache, simply touch on the Clear host cache option.

By tapping the drop-down menu at the end of the red bar, you may additionally ensure that the sockets are flushed and the cache is cleared. Simply choose one of the choices and press the Clear Host Cache button once more.

Change DNS Settings on Android

You might want to try modifying your Android device’s DNS settings if clearing the DNS cache does not resolve the issues. On Android, there are two ways to modify DNS settings.

  • Change DNS Settings of WiFi network

You can modify the DNS settings for a specific WiFi network if you are connected to it. The steps are as follows:

1. Start by going to Settings > WiFi. Long-press the network you want to change the DNS for in this window.

2. Tap the “Advanced settings” button in the pop-up that appears. Then select “Static” for the IP settings. You can now choose to manually input a DNS address by navigating to the section below and scrolling down.

  • Change DNS Settings through Third Party App

You may modify the DNS settings on Android using a variety of third-party apps. As the name implies, the DNS Changer (no root 3G/WiFi) programme we are utilising allows you to modify the DNS for every network. The Play Store has the app available for download. Although it’s free, there are advertising.

1. Once the programme is installed, you can just run it to observe that the home screen has a Startbutton for changing the DNS setting to the desired setting. You can specify your own unique DNS address or choose from Google DNS, Open DNS, Yandex DNS, Level3 DNS, and others.

2. After that, all you have to do is press the Start button for a connection request to appear. Your Android smartphone will enable the new DNS setting once you agree to it.

SEE ALSO: Windows 10 DNS Cache Clearing and Flushing Instructions

Clear DNS Cache on Android To Fix Problems with Webpages

Well, there were a few simple instructions for clearing the DNS cache or altering the DNS settings on Android devices. So now you are aware of what to do if a website won’t load. Please share any improved techniques you may have with us in the space below.