How To Change PS5 DNS Settings | Easy Steps | NEW 2021!

Connection issues may sometimes be fixed by changing the DNS server settings in your PS5. While there’s no guarantee that doing this procedure will help, it’s still worth trying especially since it only takes you a minute to do. 

In this short guide, we’ll explain to you what DNS is and provide you the steps to customize your PS5 DNS settings.

What is DNS?

Domain Name System, popularly known as DNS, is a database of names that translates IP addresses into human-readable domain names. All computers communicate with each other only through numbers called IP addresses. When you browse the internet and open a website such as TheDroidGuy.com, the computer or device that you’re using to open it talks to another computer using an IP address assigned to this site. 

But since no human being can memorize the IP addresses of all websites he or she wants to visit, all that’s needed to be done is to enter the domain name (TheDroidGuy.com) in the browser’s address bar. 

A DNS is the one working in the background translating the domain name into a numeric IP address such as 79.145.175.187.

Why change the default DNS settings on your PS5?

Sometimes, the default DNS server of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), which is automatically configured in your PS5, may go down or encounter problems. This can cause connection issues ranging from loss of connectivity, intermittent connection, to slow performance. 

At other times, DNS issues with your own network may also be the reason why you are unable to play online or suffer from some forms of party-related issues.

If you are trying to troubleshoot your connection on your console, like when your PS5 is unable to connect to the PSN, chances are, the guide that you’re following recommends that you change your DNS settings.

How to change your PS5 DNS settings (easy steps)?

Whether you are simply curious, trying to set up internet connection for the first time, or having a serious connectivity problem, it pays to know how to go about changing your console’s DNS settings. 
Below are the steps on how to do that:

  1. Go to your PS5 Home screen.

  2. Go to Settings.

  3. Select Network.

  4. Select Settings.

  5. Select Set Up Internet Connection.

  6. Go to the bottom option and select Set Up Manually.

  7. Select Use Wifi or Use a LAN Cable depending on your preference.

  8. Select DNS.

  9. Change the Primary DNS to 8.8.8.8.

  10. Change the Secondary DNS to 8.8.4.4.

  11. Select Done.

  1. Go to your PS5 Home screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Select Set Up Internet Connection.
  6. Go to the bottom option and select Set Up Manually.
  7. Select Use Wifi or Use a LAN Cable depending on your preference.
  8. Select DNS.
  9. Change the Primary DNS to 8.8.8.8.
  10. Change the Secondary DNS to 8.8.4.4.
  11. Select Done.

Keep in mind that the Primary and Secondary DNS can be changed depending on your choice. In this example, we use the free and reliable Google DNS but if you have something in mind, you can also use them.

What happens after changing the DNS settings?

Changing the DNS settings on your PS5 may or may not help in fixing whatever trouble you’re experiencing. If the main reason for your problem is DNS servers malfunction at your ISP’s end, replacing them with alternate ones may help you go online or do online transactions again. 

In some cases, download speed issues may also be fixed by changing the DNS.

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