Is a VPN necessary with Cloudflare DNS?


#1

Is a VPN necessary if one has setup one’s computer with Cloudflare’s DNS settings?


#2

In short, no. Why would you think so?


#3

That 1.1.1.1 VPN thing is a cellphone “feature.” Desktop computers are much easier to configure DNS on.

This is because cellphones jump between networks and VPN is necessary to keep a consistent DNS setting.


#4

I have the same question, since the FAQs for the iOS app state the following:
### Is the 1.1.1.1 app a VPN?

“No. A VPN app typically proxies all of your network traffic. The 1.1.1.1 app only overrides and secures your mobile phone’s DNS traffic.”


#5

As @sdayman said, the mobile app creates a VPN connection for 1.1.1.1 to work, although as the FAQs say, 1.1.1.1 is not a VPN, it needs a VPN connection to work. It only encrypts your DNS queries, not all your web traffic.
On a desktop PC, you can use 1.1.1.1 without a VPN set up but you could use a VPN as well if you wanted.


#6

Thank you!


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