Android Pie "Could not connect" system wide in settings

Tried connecting to but Android settings returned “Could not connect”. OpenVPN seems to interfere with Any ideas on a workaround? Screenshot_20190205-003110

“Private DNS”
“Could not connect”

It’s probably your OpenVPN config. It’s the same for me. I am routing all my traffic through the tunnel and my server pushes two internal DNS servers (pi-hole) which are configured to send encrypted requests to Cloudflare so i never took care about the private DNS settings in Android.

Btw: did you know that you can shorten the DNS host? try

Solved it, but had to stop using OpenVPN and instead configure the VPN in Android settings.

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