What is the best iOS content blocker?

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  1. zooby macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use Purify, but it hasn't been updated in months so I am uninstalling it. Heard great things about Adguard, Focus, and Wipr though. Looking for the best overall blocker.
     
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    I switched from Refine to Adguard about a month ago mostly due to lack of updates from Refine. I haven't had any complaints so far.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Purify updates in the background. There is an auto site insight update.
     
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  5. zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Purify was the best at the start but now support has dropped off and it is no longer competitive.
     
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    Any of the software from disconnect.me is great, works in all apps, not just safari
     
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    Ok I switched to adguard from 1blocker. Didn't see much difference.
     
  12. BeforeTheMeds macrumors regular

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    I have a ton of them and genius is the best if you want to block everything.

    Its a pay app but like all of them I got it free not long back. The rest have all been uninstalled.
     
  13. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    Adblock Plus has been working great for me and has whitelist support. Also, it's free.
     
  14. theramod macrumors member

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    I switched to Adguard from Crystal and it's working great. Crystal was a waste of money.
     
  15. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    I wish uBlock Origin existed for iOS devices...
     
  16. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Add me to the list of Adguard users. It's fast, doesn't cause issues with websites, is constantly updated, and best of all... free :)

    If I ever go android I'll absolutely be buying their lifetime license to not only have ad blocking in chrome, but also to support them as I feel they are a good company.
     
  17. BeforeTheMeds, Jul 5, 2016
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    Thought I would post a screenshot of genius since its a pay app. I only use ad blocking and have never seen a single ad. Can't ask for more. Maybe it will go to free again soon. Simple and effective. Adguard is a good app but bloated, over 80mb where Genius is 12 mb.

    Genius does not have the safari extension where you can report missed ads but I have never had a missed ad or messed up website. Safari is MUCH faster.


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  18. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    After all the posts about Adguard I downloaded it last night, replaced my Adblock Plus. So far so good. Great app and I really like the in-browser controls.
     
  19. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    I'd like to submit feedback to Apple in allowing host file edits with authentication, I've got a nice 520kb hosts file that I'd rather use to block content.
     
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