Content Blockers?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by kat.hayes, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get a good content blocker for ads/tracking for Safari on my iPhone and iPads. I purchased a license for Crystal Adblock over a year ago, though I do not currently have it installed on my devices; I'm not sure if it is still a good app for this? What are good solutions? I started looking into 1Blocker? What would you recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There are many out there with most of them working fairly well. Plenty of free options like Firefox Focus or Adguard, for example, as well as various paid ones like 1Blocker or Purify, for example. There really isn't any particular ones that are necessarily better or worse as it's more about what works for you given the sites you visit and what you might be looking for in a particular blocker (in case there are some customizations or additional features or blocking that you might be looking for).
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    Yeah, I would say most of the stuff from iOS 9 days would still more or less similarly apply today.
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Adguard with simplified filters enabled has been the least problematic for me, that is, fewest blank or broken pages
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I prefer AdGuard so much that I decided to pay for the pro version. It's quite good.
     
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  7. PiratX macrumors newbie

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    Adguard is cool. 1Blocker gives me ads in the last month.
    Now using AdBlockPlus the most popular here.
     
  8. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Just installed Adguard :)

    Is there a way to block video ads on the YouTube app?
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't know. I use ProTube instead.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not with regular content blockers that only work in Safari. You'd need something more on system-level like Adguard Pro, for example (or, in the case of YouTube, there might be a third-party YouTube app that can block ads, not counting YouTube's own Red service that allows for that, if I recall correctly).
     
  11. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I wil check it out, thanks!
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    I checked adguard pro and it says that it doesn't block ads in the YouTube app
     
  12. LordQ Suspended

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    The YouTube app sucks, use Safari and Adguard will block ads on the YouTube site :)
     
  13. chillenandy321 macrumors regular

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    The one and only Adguard Pro. They will have an big update soon!
     
  14. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    I may need to check out Adguard now.

    One benefit from Adguard is their developer is pretty active in the forums and seems very responsive to any requests and issues.
     
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  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I've used Adguard for some time, and occasionally switched over to some other ones to try them out. More recently I've been using Firefox Focus.
     
  17. jzamoras macrumors newbie

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    As far as I know, vpn blockers are the only system wide
     
  18. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Another for Adguard Pro! I just updated to an iPhone 7 from a 5, and that was one of the first new apps I downloaded. It's like night and day with ads! It even seems to help a bit with ads in the Facebook browser which had gotten really bad.
     
  19. DanEp macrumors member

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    Adguard Pro will not work under the current IOS Beta due to IOS 10.3.2 Beta 1 breaking almost all VPN apps.

    If you are not running the Beta, it is a good ad blocker.
     
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    I have Better by ind.e, Disconnect Pro, Adguard Pro, Purify and Focus!
     
  22. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Adguard is system wide at least on the Mac it is.
     

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