Website app ads on ios.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iRobertM, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. iRobertM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Seattle WA.
    It seems more and more sites that I browse to these days redirect me to an "install our app!" ad. Umm no thanks for the 9th time. Can these be blocked entirely without losing fuctionality such as turning off java? I am hoping for a way to block the iOS signature all together so it looks like a desktop hitting it. Would be helpful in bypassing those "mobile" sites that are lame and cause an extra click and reload to get to the normal site.

  2. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Agreed. I want the full site every time. Mobile sites were even a pain five years ago with HTC 8500's and choosing menus with numbers. I assume sites want you to install their apps for the ads.

    I assume you can change your headers with a JB.
  3. chris566 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2010
    I have to use Atomic browser, which allows me to adjust a setting that makes me look like I'm using a desktop browser. I would think that iCab browser has this setting too.
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Settings > Safari > Block Pop Ups > ON

    This might help.
  5. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    I pay my ISP every month so I have the right to block ads on websites.

    As for the browsers I find that the 3rd party browsers really don't do a good job at blocking anything. Mercury for example will block the ad but I still have to press the x to get to the page.

    I tend to avoid sites that do this anyway.
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Paying your ISP has nothing to do with it. You pay for the connectivity between you and the website. Said website doesn't see a dime of the money you pay your ISP... EVER. The website is either run at a loss (consider the entire website an advertisement) or it is funded by the very ads people want to block.

    Whether you have the right to block ads is up for debate (I have heard compelling debates either way), but the fact that you pay your ISP monthly doesn't give you the moral high ground.
  7. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    When visiting websites look for the link that allows you to view the regular web site not the mobile version. It's usally locaded on the bottom of the first page.

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