Activating CleanBrowsing for your Mac
Activating CleanBrowsing on your MacOS device is facilitate through our apps. Follow the steps below to enjoy a safe browsing experience on your machine.
Tech talk: CleanBrowsing is a DNS-based filter that prevents adult content from being loaded. It doesn't require any software installation and can be easily enabled anywhere by switching your DNS servers to the ones we provide. We also offer Apps for the major devices in order to simplify your life.
Option 1: Configure with the MacOS App
The easiest way to install CleanBrowsing on your MacOS device is to use our App. It saves time and avoids some of the more common mistakes users make when configuring DNS manually. To start, search for CleanBrowsing and download the App from the App Store.
After installing the app, open it.
Simply select the filter you want to use and the app will configure your DNS. If using the Free filter it will look like this:
Thatís it, your device should be configured.
Paid accounts can use this app with their paid account by using the custom option:
You get the requested code from your dashboard:
Security - Set Password
Harden your installation by configuring a password. This password will prevent a user from changing set filters (navigate to CleanBrowsing Client > Setting > Security).
Option 2: Configure Manually
We recommend using our apps when configuring our service locally on a device. It streamlines the process and takes away the need to account for network limitations and the need to keep the public IP updated. If this is not an option, however, you can configure the device manually using the following steps.
Step 1: Navigate to System Preferences
Open the Mac System Preference option. You can find it by clicking on the little apple at the left top corner of your screen, like shown on this image:
Step 2: Click on Network
Once you enter in the System Preferences, find the Network option and click on it.
Step 3: Go to Advanced Options
Choose your active connection, generally the first one on the left (called Wifi) and click on the Advanced buttom.
Step 4: Click on DNS
Click on the DNS tab and you will see your current DNS servers. Don't worry if you find it complicated as we are almost done.
Step 5: Change the DNS
Click on the + to add a new DNS server pointing to 18.104.22.168 (or 22.214.171.124). You can copy and paste from here and add it in there.
Once 126.96.36.199 (or 188.8.131.52) is added, you can select the ones that were there before and click on the - to remove them. Once you are done, you should see only 184.108.40.206 (or 220.127.116.11) in there.
Click on OK and then on Apply to save your settings.
Your work here is done! Hope it wasn't too difficult.