Blocking Ads in iPhone Safari?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Moi un Mouton, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    On my Windows PC, I have the file "Hosts" in the Windows directory that redirects all ad-server URL's (doubleclick, stuff like that) to so that my web-pages load quickly and aren't full of the ads that can take ages to load. IMO it makes the web a much nicer place :D

    Is the hosts file in /etc the way to do this on my iPhone? The file there now has a message about "used to configure the loopback interface when the system is booting. Do not change this entry" in it, but could I add other entries below that to achieve the same thing on Safari on the iPhone, again so that the pages I visit will load quicker?
  2. DaffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    I tried unsucessfully to block ads with the hosts file. There is a commercial ad blocking program though.

    I wish someone would create one for free though.

  3. iWizzard macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2007
    What you can do (google) is to set up a proxy on your computer with a file that filters all ad´s.

    Hopefully an ablock will be available in August, when I buy my 3G Iphone.

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