Adblockers for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mactaculious, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Mactaculious macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    Are there any adblockers for the iPad Safari similar to what you can get for MacOSX?

    Such as Adblock?
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Their is a version of AdBlock in the App Store that works on iOS 7 and later.
  3. Mactaculious thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    Do you recommend it? Pros / Cons?
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Since Safari on iOS does not support plug-ins, it's not possible to do a "real" adblocker like the one for Mac OS. The blockers available in the app store either are separate browsers with an integrated adblocker, or they install custom web proxy or VPN profiles. The latter approach is a bit of a hack and has some limitations (e.g. autoconfig proxy profiles only work on Wifi).

    My recommendation would be to use one of the established alternative browsers with integrated ad blockers, such as iCab Mobile, Atomic or Mercury.
  5. Mactaculious thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    Any recommendations from the three that you mentioned?
  6. BasicGreatGuy, Jan 22, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Click on SETTINGS
    Click on WIFI
    Click on the I button of your wifi network
    Switch HTTP proxy to AUTO
    type in

    Do this for every unique wifi you connect to.

    What it does: uses keywords to forward ads to a blackhole proxy. (google DNS)

    It does an excellent job of blocking ads.
  7. chillenandy321 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2013
    Orlando, Florida

    Thanks will try this.. It really works?

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