How Do We Block Ads in IOS9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by jazz1, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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  2. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    Download content blokker form the app store, then turn it on under settings / safari
     
  3. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Going to see which ones are free and give them a go. Not sure I'm ready to start buying things before I see how good they are.

    Anyone have any input on which ones perform better?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Freedom is a decent ad blocker and its free. Last I saw on Twitter, he was still waiting for approval from the store.
     
  5. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    get crystal, its free "for a short time", works fine, dev cares. same for freedom whenever it appears
     
  6. numberfour macrumors regular

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    Any performance issues related to these blockers?
     
  7. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    none. safari is definitely snappier (really) with all the crap blocked
     
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  9. spytech macrumors regular

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    So many blockers... Still trying to see what's the best to install only one :D
     
  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    None thus far.
     
  11. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    It says "installs directly into safari".

    I know this content blocking is new - but, is the "installing into" a specific app a first time thing in iOS 9?

    I'm trying to think of another instance in which this'd be necessary and cannot.

    Anyone have experience removing ad blockers from iPhone? Delete app&app data like any other? No harm done?
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Correct. Delete as you would any other app.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's an App you download from the Appstore. It's install method is similar to how 3rd party keyboards work.
     
  14. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! That's what I was thinking - that and those stupid emoji apps into the keyboard.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  15. jazz1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! I'm trying Purify. Working great so far. But not blocking my favorite Apple sites, including this one. I'm not seeing a hit on performance so far.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Purify isn't blocking this site because you don't want it to, or because it isn't working correctly?
     
  17. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I am blocking the hell out of this site in regards to ads. It's absurd really. I would rather pay a fee than see ads that mean nothing to me. We're inundated with ads everywhere - forced on us, shoved down our throats, plastered everywhere. If I see an ad, I don't want whatever it's selling - instantly.
     
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Got Crystal installed. OMG! It's so nice not to have ads on websites now. Holy hell!!! Best feature yet of IOS 9 by far!
     
  19. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    This is probably the best feature of iOS 9. Mobile Safari feels much faster now.
     
  20. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    Just FYI (for anyone who didn't know, as I didn't) - these content blockers - or at least the ones I initially checked out - seem to be compatible only w/iPhone 5S and later...
     
  21. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Says Crystal is no longer available when I try the above link...
     
  22. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    link still working here & on app store on the phone.

    canadian app store
     
  23. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is the US store. Maybe something just going on with mine...
     
  24. thenewone macrumors member

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    Apparently it's a 64-bit requirement thing. Although I feel (hope!) it might be possible to compile an open source ad blocker and sideload it with Xcode 7 onto 32-bit devices.
     

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