Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Universal Ad blocking app

MrMister111

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jan 28, 2009
3,126
214
UK
I used to use crystal but hasn't been updated in 2 years.

So any decent free ad blocking apps that don't use your data, or affect battery.

Thanks
 

Chrisjmv

macrumors regular
Apr 9, 2016
109
6
Is Purify the best atm? I use 1Blocker X atm, but it seems for me that it is suffering battery life?
 
Comment

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
50,839
19,021
There are certainly quite a few to choose from like Firefox Focus, Adguard, BlockBear, Norton Ad Blocker, Ka-Block, etc.
 
  • Like
Reactions: max2
Comment

Shivetya

macrumors 68000
Jan 16, 2008
1,614
260
i have been using adguard.
https://adguard.com/en/adguard-ios/overview.html

i have the free version and it works fine for the browser. i think you have to pay to get it to block ads in apps. most of my apps are paid/premium, so i don't have that issue.

Will adguard block sites that take over the full screen like those fake Amazaon award sites? I have to keep JAVA off as that seems to pop on a few sites I enjoy
 
Comment

ghanwani

macrumors 68020
Dec 8, 2008
2,165
1,715
Will adguard block sites that take over the full screen like those fake Amazaon award sites? I have to keep JAVA off as that seems to pop on a few sites I enjoy

Can you post a link to one or two such sites? I can test and let you know. :)
 
Comment

tosbsas

macrumors 6502a
Nov 22, 2008
808
202
Lima, Peru
1Blocker seems to have stopped development. Dev showed up two months ago saying they are working on something, but nothing so far
 
Comment

Baldilocks

macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2012
505
432
Delaware, USA
I still use AdBlock Mobile. It's no longer available in the App Store, but it blocks ads everywhere. Sucks that Apple keeps cracking down on these kinds of applications -- especially when some apps do not offer a paid option to remove ads.
 
  • Like
Reactions: gianton
Comment

johannnn

macrumors 68000
Nov 20, 2009
1,863
1,639
Sweden
I still use AdBlock Mobile. It's no longer available in the App Store, but it blocks ads everywhere. Sucks that Apple keeps cracking down on these kinds of applications -- especially when some apps do not offer a paid option to remove ads.
Why on earth should Apple NOT crack down on these apps? It’s a huge security risk with these ****** VPN adblocks.
 
Comment

Baldilocks

macrumors 6502a
Jan 2, 2012
505
432
Delaware, USA
Why on earth should Apple NOT crack down on these apps? It’s a huge security risk with these ****** VPN adblocks.

I’ve been using them for a decade without problem. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

Go ahead and have intrusive ads pop up in all your apps. To me they are ugly and slow down the experience. If a VPN ad blocker is what I have to use, I will.
 
Comment

PJivan

macrumors 6502
Aug 19, 2015
449
452
I’ve been using them for a decade without problem. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

Go ahead and have intrusive ads pop up in all your apps. To me they are ugly and slow down the experience. If a VPN ad blocker is what I have to use, I will.

I’ve been smoking for years and I’ Still alive
 
Comment

Tomovich

macrumors member
Dec 5, 2007
71
1
I don't think 1Blocker has stopped development as they released a new update a week ago or so.
 
Comment

Ollé

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2007
192
316
Australia
I’ve just started looking again. I upgraded my network to be protected by pihole and now need something similar for whe. I’m mobile. Is 1blocker still any good? /hijack
 
Comment

Tomovich

macrumors member
Dec 5, 2007
71
1
I use 1Blocker X and I'm pretty happy about it. Haven't used any other, only 1Blocker Legacy before it.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.