do you use an ad blocker with safari?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ghanwani, Nov 20, 2016.


Do you use an ad blocker with safari?

  1. Yes

    133 vote(s)
  2. No, because I haven't found a good one yet

    3 vote(s)
  3. No, because I don't use safari (use other browser that has it)

    1 vote(s)
  4. No, because I'm worried about instability

    2 vote(s)
  5. No, because of some other reason

    3 vote(s)
  1. ghanwani macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Used too, then found out lot of sites won't function properly because you have adblock. :(
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Have you tried different ones?

    Did the one you tried allow you to disable it on a per site basis?
  4. addamas macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    With 1Blocker everything is ok. But does not block in-app ads
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    No real consensus as different work fairly well and different people might prefer one or another for some reason or almost no reason (as long as it all works for them). There are some that are more popular--a good amount of that kind of discussion has taken place and still takes place at
  6. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Adguard is the best IMO. The only downside is the big size.
  7. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    I use firefox focus. Haven't really tried any else so don't know if there are better alternatives but it does it's job. Slightly faster site loading and no ads. If I notice a issue with a site I just refresh without adblocker temporarily.
  8. DaIfoneboss macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2011
    Purify for Safari is really incredible. Blocks tons of ads and still lets you comment on many sites no issues. It is about $2 but you get faster loading times of sites and less chance of a crash from the ads from sites, etc. Saves battery life and websites load faster, protects your privacy a bit too as all ad blockers typically help do

    I highly recommend Purify.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    While Purify is certainly a good one based on a lot of different feedback, there are certainly various free options that do the job just as well essentially.
  10. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Is there an actual blocker where by default every website shows ads and you can create a blacklist?
    Because I don't want sites where I have to pay something to be ad blocked.
  11. Hal~9000 macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2014

    Adguard has been my go to pick for awhile now as it blocks all ads, has no slowdown, doesn't break websites, and best of all... is completely free :)
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Can't say I've seen one where it works like that, mostly just where you can whitelist particular sites that you might want to.
  13. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
  14. exi macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    For the Adguard fans: still using Adguard on macOS / any problems? Does the Safari extension still request unrestricted access to your information?

    I like to use the same extension on both iOS and macOS. Have been using Wipr to good effect for months now -- simple, easy, effective, clean, and fast. I do like granular controls, which is the only weak spot for my own personal taste.
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I use Purify. Small app size and works very well. Other Ad blockers leave massive white space on the website, Purify does not.
  16. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    Yes. I use Adguard, and in addition AdBlock for a more system-wide solution. I really have no idea if those two somehow clash with each other or something (or if just one would be enough), but this has been working fine for me so far.

    If I encounter a webpage that has trouble loading, I load it without an adblocker. But those really are few and far between.
  17. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Can i ask a dumb question about ad blockers in general? Do they block the ad before it is downloaded, or does the ad still download but just not show up? I need to save against my data cap, so a blocker doesnt do me any good if the data is still coming down my satellite feed :)
  18. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Since many advertise saving data it would seem that they would block actual downloading at least of some things that otherwise would be.
  20. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Do these block those spam ads that send you straight to the app store?
  21. Morod, Nov 22, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016

    Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
  22. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Adguard is hands down the best. I use it on my Macs and my iOS devices.
  23. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    That depends on the developer, but a blocker can do either. The blockers I have tried (Crystal, Adguard, 1Block, Blockr, Firefox Focus) block websites at the source and stop them from loading at all.
  24. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2014
    Thanks C DM and KALLT, that was helpful. I'll look into those you mention. Anything to save my data cap - we run around 80% with standard everyday browsing/email, and we have another adult moving in with us, so any savings will be great!
  25. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Thanks for the info guys. I have loaded Adguard.

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