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    • CommentAuthor
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2012
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    Can I use the iPhone Configuration Utility to create a Configuration Profile that will allow me to filter my Cellular Data through OpenDNS servers? I've done some reading about it on the Apple website, but I can't make heads or tails of it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4839

    I would appreciate any help!
    • CommentAuthorgogol
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2012
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    You can't. You just have to use your ISP's DNS server.
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    • CommentAuthor
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2012
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    There are OpenDNS setup instructions for a few mobile devices to filter cellular data: https://store.opendns.com/familyshield/setup/computer

    So what is the difference with the iPhone? Isn't there some way to do the same thing using a configuration profile?
    • CommentAuthoropendnsjp
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012
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    As has been discussed here before, using OpenDNS on a mobile device may lead to things not working, things working slower, or increased data usage/charges...

    Reason being that the DNS servers as provided by the wireless/cellular carrier are sometimes optimized, or return custom values that normal DNS servers will not (either different proxy IPs, longer or shorter TTLs, or resolve things that just don't resolve on the public Internet) This varies greatly by physical location, and by carrier.

    The "increased data usage" is subject to some debate; in some cases DNS traffic from your device to the provided DNS servers do not count against data usage because it is kept "in network", but when you use a 3rd party DNS like OpenDNS your DNS data is now leaving the cellular backbone network and going over the Internet, although DNS traffic is small, when your carrier is nickel-and-diming you it can add up.

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