The following steps describe how to set up the content filtering service on iOS and Android devices. Please note, that the mobile filtering option is available in beta mode. If you come across any errors and issues when using the option SafeDNS kindly asks you to report them to our Support.

Mobile Filtering Setup on iOS Devices

Mobile Filtering Setup on Android Devices

Mobile Filtering Setup on iOS Devices

1. Before installing and configuring the necessary software on a device, it should be connected to your SafeDNS account. To do that, enter Dashboard using your login (the registration email) and your password and go to the Settings > Devices.


2. Scroll down and add a VPN connection for your mobile device by specifying a name for it. Devices can use the same policy (profile), but each device should use its own VPN connection.


3. When creating a connection, choose which profile you want to filter the device on. All settings for the selected profile, such as a schedule, are fully supported by mobile filtering.

Please note, that you don't need to redownload your VPN certificate on your mobile device if you change its filtering profile in the Dashboard.


4. Upon creating the connection, 2 links will appear in the "Certificate" column. One is for downloading the configuration file, the other is for sending it by email. Click the "Send the link by email" button. On your iOS device, a mail client with your email account (used for the registration with SafeDNS) is supposed to be configured.


5. Install OpenVPN client from the App Store (the program is completely free of charge). Go to the email on the device and open the message with the configuration file. Choose a configuration file to open using OpenVPN client:



6. Click the green plus to add an OpenVPN profile. 


7. To connect activate the "Connection" switch.

8. Having connected to the VPN, verify that the web is being filtered on the device.

Mobile Filtering Setup on Android Devices

1. Before installing and configuring the necessary software on a device, it should be connected to your SafeDNS account. To do that, enter Dashboard using your login (the registration email) and your password and go to the Settings > Devices.


2. Scroll down and add a VPN connection for your mobile device by specifying a name for it. Devices can use the same policy (profile), but each device should use its own VPN connection.


3. When creating a connection, choose which profile you want to filter the device on. All settings for the selected profile, such as a schedule, are fully supported by mobile filtering.

Please note, that you don't need to redownload your VPN certificate on your mobile device if you change its filtering profile in the Dashboard.

4. Upon creating the connection, 2 links will appear in the "Certificate" column. One is for downloading the configuration file, the other is for sending it by email. Enter Dashboard from your Android device and click the "Download" button.

5. Install OpenVPN app from the Play Store (the program is completely free of charge). Go to the Downloads folder of the device, find OpenVPN client there, click the following buttons - "Menu", "Import", "Import Profile from SD card" and then select the configuration profile:


6. Once the profile is imported click "Connect": 

7. Having connected to the VPN, verify that the web is being filtered on the device.