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Control airplane mode, private DNS, and other network settings on a Pixel Tablet

You can control airplane mode, tethering, VPN, private DNS, and other network settings for your Pixel Tablet.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 14 and up. Learn how to update your Android version.

Change a network or internet setting

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & internet.
  3. Tap the setting you want to change.

Available network and internet settings



To change how and when your device connects to Wi-Fi, learn how to Connect to Wi-Fi networks.


You can share your device’s internet connection with other devices via USB, Bluetooh, or Ethernet tethering. Learn how to share your device’s data connection.


When you're traveling, you can connect to more secure networks with a VPN (virtual private network). Learn how to use virtual private networks.


Airplane mode

To turn Airplane mode on or off:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & internet.
  3. Turn Airplane mode on or off.


Private DNS

Important: By default, your device uses Private DNS with all networks that can use Private DNS. We recommend keeping Private DNS turned on.

To turn Private DNS on or off, or change its settings:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Network & internet And then Private DNS.
  3. Pick your option:
    • Off
    • Automatic
    • Private DNS provider hostname
  4. Tap Save.
Tip: Private DNS helps secure only DNS questions and answers. It can't protect anything else.


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