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How to set up SmartyDNS App v3 for Android

This tutorial will show you how to set up SmartyDNS App v3 and newer for Android (for v2, follow this tutorial).

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  1. Part I. Install the SmartyDNS app

    1. Go to SmartyDNS app on Play Store.
    2. Tap on “Install” (1).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 1

    3. Tap “Open” (2).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 2

  2. Part II. Sign in

    1. Type your SmartyDNS account email address (3) and password (4).

      If you forgot your password, you can reset it here.
      If you don’t have a SmartyDNS account, you can try our services for free for 3 days.

      Tap on “Sign in” (5).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 3

      You can also sign in using a PIN code. Just tap on “Sign in using a PIN code” (6).

      Go here, generate a PIN code and enter it in the “PIN code” field (7).

      Tap on “Sign in” (8).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 4

    2. If you have more than one active SmartyDNS subscriptions, you will be asked to choose the service you want to use by default. Select the service (9) and tap “Continue” (10).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 5

      This will happen only once. You can change the default service anytime from the app Settings.

  3. Part III. Connect to VPN

    If you want to use Smart DNS please skip Part III and go straight to “Part IV. Enable Smart DNS”.

    1. Make sure the “VPN” tab (11) is selected.

      Tap on “OFF” button (12) to connect to VPN.

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 6

      You are now connected, your IP is changed and your connection is encrypted. To disconnect just tap on “On” button.

      You can change the preferred location (the VPN server) (13) you want to connect to.

      On the screen with all the VPN servers you can sort the servers by speed (14).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 7

    2. You might be asked if you trust the application. Tap on “OK”.

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 8

  4. Part IV. Enable Smart DNS

    1. Tap on “Smart DNS” (15).

      To enable Smart DNS tap on “OFF” button (16).

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 9

    2. You might be asked if you trust the application. Tap on “OK”.

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 10

      Tap “OK” again.

      How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 11

  5. Part V. Settings

    To go to app Settings, tap on the menu icon (on the upper right corner) (17).

    How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 12

    Tap on “Settings” (18).

    How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 13

    In the “Settings” you will be able to make the following configurations:

    SmartyDNS Account

    “Default Service” – Select the service you want to use by default. This option will be visible only if you have more than one active SmartyDNS subscriptions.

    VPN

    “Reconnect if connection dropped” – automatically connect if connection drops.

    “OpenVPN protocol” – select your OpenVPN protocol: TCP or UDP.

    “OpenVPN port” – select your OpenVPN port.

    How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 14

    Smart DNS

    “Websites region” – choose the region that will be used for multi-regional websites.

    “DNS Server” – choose the server that is closest to you. To disable Smart DNS tap on “ON” button. Tap on the menu icon (on the upper right corner) (26) and tap on “Settings” to set up how the app works.

    “Update IP every” – if you ISP changes you IP often, you can set up how often our software will automatically update your IP.

    General

    “Connect VPN on sign in” – automatically connect to VPN with your last used city and protocol.

    “Enable Smart DNS on Sign in” – automatically enable Smart DNS when you sign in.

    “Hide app on VPN / Smart DNS conn.” – hide the app after connecting to VPN or enabling Smart DNS.

    How to set up SmartyDNS App for Android: Step 15

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