Google DNS Servers, Benefits & How to Use

Google DNS Servers and

What is Google DNS

Google DNS (Domain Name System) is a public DNS service provided by Google that can be used to resolve domain names to IP addresses on the internet. DNS is the system that translates human-readable domain names (such as into IP addresses (such as that computers use to communicate with each other.

Google Public DNS represents two servers with IP addresses for IPv4 – and is the primary DNS, is the secondary one.

Google DNS service is free to use and can be used by anyone who has access to the Internet. You can use Google servers IP addresses as alternate DNS instead of such provided by your ISP with the purpose to resolve Internet names faster and improve your security.

You can configure Google DNS on individual devices or on your router, which will apply the settings to all devices on your network.

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How to Transfer a Large File from iPhone to Windows 10 PC (Mac)

video file uploaded to Google Drive from iPhone 11

In this guide I will explain my favorite quick way to wirelessly transfer a large video, audio or any other file from an iPhone to a Windows 10 PC or Mac without compressing and loss of quality.

The Backstory

I hate sending videos via Telegram, WhatsApp or Viber because messengers compress files severely: decrease resolution and bitrate. This option can be okay for sending small funny videos just to laugh and forget but they will kill the quality of your vacation footage shot in 4k 60 fps.

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Fix ‘Device not functioning’ and ‘Device is unreachable’ Errors During File Transfer from iPhone to PC

a device attached to the system is not functioning

File Transfer Problem Between iOS 13 (iPadOS 13) and Windows 10

When I connect my brand new iPhone 11 with iOS 13.1 to my Windows 10 PC I face the following issue. I can normally download photos but I as soon as I try to copy at least one video file I immediately get the error “A device attached to the system is not functioning“.

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How to Force Enable Flash for Photos on iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11

iPhone 11 photos with forced flash

On iPhones 11 – 14 with iOS 13-16 the camera app has a different design compared to such on iPhone 8, 7 and some other models. I often saw users to look for a compulsory “flash on” mode but they didn’t find it in the place.

I mean, it is possible to force off, but it is impossible to force turn on. The icon indicates that the flash is on, but to the surprise of the user, it does not light up when taking picture.

Here is how to force enable the flash in the native camera app on iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max in iOS 13, 14, 15.

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How to Remove a Phone from Trusted Devices in Google Account Settings

Google 2-Step Verification Check Your Device

Sooner or later Google app will suggest you to use your device to accept and decline the access to your Google Account. If you agree, you will receive log in requests on this device when you sign in to your account on a new piece of hardware.

You will see the “Unlock your Pixel” or “Unlock your Galaxy S10” prompt on a new device, then you are to take your trusted device in hands and tap Yes to confirm that it is really you trying to log in to your Google account (Gmail, YouTube, Google Photos, or whatever from Google ecosystem).

But in some cases you may want to exclude a particular phone or tablet from the list of trusted devices.

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