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How to disable IPv6 on Android?

Jul 16, 2015
May 17, 2023
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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is designed to tackle the exhaustion issue that appeared in IPv4 and is currently the most recent version available. If you want to disable IPv6 on Android, follow the guide below:

  • Android device should be rooted and the boot-loader should be unlocked.

1 How To Disable IPV6 on Android

  • Install Terminal Emulator for android from below link:

2 How To Disable IPV6 Android


  • In Terminal app type SU SuperSU will ask to grant root access give access to the app.

3 Disable IPV6 on Android

  • Write this command in terminal after SU permission is granted command “echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/wlan0/disable_ipv6”

4 How To Disable IPV6 on Android

IPv6 is now disabled but every time Wi-Fi connects/ disconnects or network changes, Step 4 will be required to be repeated.

How to alternatively disable IPv6 on your Android device using Mobile Data?

Note: The method below works only with your current Mobile Data and may vary with Android’s UI interface of your model.

  • Tap Settings

  • Tap Networks & Internet

  • Tap Mobile network

  • Tap Advanced

  • Tap Access Point Names

  • Tap the Access Point Name you are using.

  • Tap APN Protocol

  • Tap IPv4

  • Tap Save to apply changes

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  1. Jeffrey Lavoie says:

    For anyone reading this months later….apparently, purevpn did not punctuate things properly. There should have been a period after SU. SuperSU was supposed to be the start of a new sentence. I was able to guess this from experience.