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The Best Ad Blocking Apps for iOS

Are all of those pesky ads ruining your browsing experience? Are you sick and tired of ads popping up in the middle of your favorite games? Take control of your online experience and start blocking all of those ads that are driving you mad!

Ad Blocking Apps to Fit All Your Needs

These are the best all-around add blockers that make your web browsing not only more enjoyable, but faster as well. Talk about a win-win!

Purify: Ad Blocking Perfected.

Get lightning fast and secure browsing

Purify: Ad Blocking Perfected.

Middle Ground Customization

For those who want a straightforward ad-blocker with a bit of customization.

Purify is another efficient ad-blocker that is simple and straightforward to use. Once you install it, just turn it on in the Settings and then you're good to go. It's easy like Crystal, but if you need to whitelist some sites instead of having a "one-size-fits-all" ad-blocker, Purify lets you do so. Whitelisting with Purify is super easy to do as well — just add it to the whitelist directly in Safari itself. No extra steps and no hassle. Just a pure and clean mobile browsing experience.

Why we love it

Purify is simple and straightforward but gives users the option to whitelist easily, making sure that websites that deserve their ad revenue get their dues while blocking those sites that ruin the experience on purpose.


This blocker blocks pretty much anything you want


Total Control

For someone who wants complete control of their ad-blocking experience.

If you are looking for a powerful and highly-customizable ad-blocker, then 1Blocker is it. The app is free to download and will come with the basic option of blocking everything (ads, tracking scripts, and whatever else), but you can upgrade to the Unlimited Blockers option for more. With Unlimited Blockers, you can toggle specific site elements, comments, blacklist and whitelist sites, turn off cookies, and much more. If you know how to, you can even make your own custom blockers for anything you want. With 1Blocker, it's pretty much the only ad and content blocker you will ever need for iOS.

Why we love it

1Blocker is easily one of our favorite content blockers. It's an initial free download to block everything, but if you're looking for a geeky, highly-customizable experience, then just get the Unlimited upgrade and tweak it to your heart's content. You'll never be bothered online again.

Blocking Specific Content

The best app to block specific content from websites, such as annoying social media sites, and articles about certain celebrities or issues. Haven't seen that new movie yet? These apps can help you avoid any spoilers.

Blocking In-App Ads

Tired of ads interrupting your favorite apps? We have the solution. These blockers will get rid of ads that pop up in games and other apps.

TouchBlocker - Ad Blocker for Apps & Safari

TouchBlocker - Ad Blocker for Apps & Safari


Enjoy ad-free browsing with TouchBlocker, the free ad blocker that removes ads as well as mobile apps.

Download TouchBlocker now for the following free benefits:

- Ad-free browsing
- Anti user tracking
- Faster page loads
- Reduced data consumption
- Extended battery life

Unwanted and unsolicited ads are everywhere and are annoying. They not only waste users’ time as users have to close the ads to continue to see the content they intend to view, they also take up browsers’ processing power and slow down the performance. Mobile ads, especially those auto-play rich or video ads, also consume users’ mobile data thus waste users’ money. Some ads might also contain phishing messages, viruses or malware and put users’ online security in danger.

TouchBlocker Ad Blocker eliminates ads in Safari browser and other mobile apps. Touchblocker saves your time, money and keep your online activity private and untracked. Just as its name indicates, Touchblocker is easy to use – just one touch to activate and you’ll enjoy an ad-free world.

TouchBlocker is completely free. Install now and start blocking unwanted ads.

Universal Ad Blocker

Universal Ad Blocker

Asif Mohd.

Presenting Universal - the universal way to block all Ads. All with a single swipe. Free!

•browse faster, better. Pages take one fourth of the time they used to take earlier
•Save more than 70% of mobile data
•Continuously updated list, save yourself from all the Ads
•100% secure - no tracking codes 
•Increase battery life
•curated list of 6,000 rules and address which keeps getting better
A great Onboarding experience, so that you can have a seamless browsing experience.

App is hosted on your iPhone device, we don’t push any information from our servers and thus make the app 100% secure.

Some of the reviews from our beta testing users
“this works really well…”
“my pages load faster than ever before…”
“most intuitive and user friendly interface”
“I feel i am getting so much more out of my iPhone battery"

Blocking Adult Content

If you're a parent like I am, you're concerned with what your kids are exposed to on the web. If you're looking for a surefire way to eliminate inappropriate images and content from your child's devices, we have you covered.

xBlock Porn Blocker

Porn Blocker lets you browse the web safely by blocking millions of porn sites and explicit content.

xBlock Porn Blocker

xBlock Porn Blocker

For those who want to block adult content on the web.

If you want to avoid any occurrence of pornography and adult content, this is the app for you. This app works seamlessly with Apple's built in Safari browser, and effectively eliminates all adult content, so you and your child can safely surf the web. Porn Blocker also gives you the ability to add additional websites to a blacklist, so you can be confident anything that might slip through the cracks, can be blocked in the future.

Why we love it

Porn Blocker does a great job of eliminating virtually any and all adult content on all your devices.

Shield Porn Blocker

Shield is the most intelligent porn blocker that runs in your Safari Browser

Shield Porn Blocker

Shield Porn Blocker

For people who want to block all adult content from their devices, and don't mind paying for it

Working seamlessly with Safari, Shield uses intelligent technology to block pornography and other adult content from your devices. While potential sources for porn such as tumblr, flickr, Reddit are blocked by default, they can be allowed in the settings. The app also has a blacklist that allows you to add in specific websites to block.

Why we love it

Shield does a great job in blocking all forms of inappropriate content from ever reaching your device.

Stop Ads from Tracking You

Ever notice how you search for hammers on Amazon, and the next time you log onto Facebook you see ads for hammers? These apps will help keep advertisers from tracking you, making your surfing experience safer and faster.



David Graham & Josh Peek

Ka-Block! is a content blocker for Safari that prevents ads and tracking scripts from slowing down web pages you visit.

Many sites use third-party scripts to track your behavior across the web, causing pages to load slowly and draining your phone’s battery. Blocking these scripts dramatically improves page load time, data usage, and battery life.

- Fast, curated filter list
- Open source
- Also available for Safari on Mac

Protecting privacy and performance on the web is important. We hope you enjoy Ka-Block!

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Better Blocker
Better Blocker

Better Blocker

Better is a privacy tool for Safari that protects you from trackers and privacy-eroding ads on the web.

Make your web experience safer, lighter, and faster in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How is Better different?
• Blocks tracking scripts, tracking pixels, and behavioural advertising.
• Unique, open tracker database with informative, encyclopaedia-like entries based on our own web crawls. We identify and block the most prevalent trackers based on the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto ( This makes Better’s block list lightweight and effective.
• Developed and curated by – that’s Laura and Aral – a tiny two-person-and-one-husky not-for-profit striving for social justice in the digital age.
• Open, transparent, and free as in freedom… anyone can help make Better even better.

Other features:
• Improves the readability of popular web sites.
• Spotlights the worst offenders… Did you know that the worst site we found on the web had 172 trackers? Better blocks them all and makes that site 4× lighter and 15.8× faster!
• Blocks blocker blockers (try saying that quickly a few times!) Whenever we can, we try to protect you from sites that try to put you at risk by forcing you to turn off your privacy tools.
• Exceptions enable you to turn Better off for sites that don’t play well with Better. Easily contact us about those sites so we can fix the experience for everyone.

5 star App Store reviews from around the world:
• “Best blocker I've tried yet: Clear and straight forward business model plus actually works. Feel safe blocking trackers and knowing the developers won't sell you out. Can't beat that.” (USA)
• “This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers.” (Belgium)
• “This piece of software is just THE most essential thing to stay sane on today’s world wide web.” (Germany)
• “Thanks for such an incredibly simple app to make the web just that bit better!” (UK)
• “I love better, I use it on my phone and I’m very happy to see it on the Mac!” (Germany)
• “Use it and see how your browsing changes: considering how vastly different my browsing experience is now on my iPhone I shudder to think of how much data has been gathered about me. Also, pages load significantly faster now. All in all it's a great app. You don't need to understand it, you just need to download it and run it.” (South Africa)
• “Does exactly what it advertises, constantly updated, and I really support the mission of this company.” (USA)
• “Fantastic blocker with a rational, ethical approach to privacy and monetization in this digital age.” (USA)
• “Honest privacy: Thanks for defending the public against surveillance capitalism!” (USA)
• “Buying this not only benefits you, it actively supports the ethos of internet privacy.” (USA)
• “Fantastic: The best adblocker I have tried.” (USA)
• “Best Adblocker out there: Unobtrusive. Works fast & reliable” (Germany)
• “It just works!” (Germany)
• “Fantastic blocker: This is definitely the best iOS app for ads, content & tracker blocking!” (Bulgaria)
• “A fantastic approach to ad blocking & preservation of user privacy” (Australia)
• “Thanks to these two brave people who made this app. It gives me at least some peace of mind about the nasty surveillance practises of the big tech companies.” (Netherlands)
• “Better web: Fixes so many sites without you even noticing it.” (Finland)
• “Best ad & tracking blocker-type app I've used on the appstore!” (Norway)
• “Great blocker: I do not see as many ads anymore, my phone runs much faster, and I am consuming less data than I was before.” (Canada)
• “It's good to see such nice people stand up to tracking and malvertising. This app does everything it promises to do and sets a new gold standard in content blockers. Spend a few bucks to take back the web from disrespectful business models. You won't regret it.” (Belgium)

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Sanitize — Ad Blocker
Sanitize — Ad Blocker

Sanitize — Ad Blocker

Henry Lee

Sanitize is a powerful and efficient ad-blocker. It blocks ads, tracking scripts, social share buttons, pop-ups, and other annoyances from websites you visit. Sanitize makes your mobile browsing experience faster, and leaves you with more data at the end of the month.


• Blocks ads and tracking scripts with an extensive and regularly-updated list.
• Saves mobile data by preventing large ad images from ever loading.
• Hides the wasted white space behind ads.
• Removes annoying social share buttons.
• Full custom whitelist support, so you can support the sites you love.
• Whitelist of high-quality ad networks — if you want to support independent blogs and websites, but still block annoying ads everywhere else, you can allow only ads from networks that serve small, unobtrusive ads.

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Safesearch: Anonymously search places, videos, web
Safesearch: Anonymously search places, videos, web

Safesearch: Anonymously search places, videos, web

Ad Blocker

Does anybody need to know you're seeking the nearest McDonald's?

Safesearch lets you safely search nearby places, online videos, and the entire web with total anonymity.

Safesearch: the search engine that doesn't spy on you!

Search and browse youtube videos, music, news, restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, wikipedia, new york times and a zillion other websites in total peace and security with the easiest, most efficient search engine + ad blocker for Safari on iOS — download pages an average of 4x faster and protect your privacy.

No more ugly ads, tracking, or clutter — Safesearch Ad Blocker is a breeze to install and works right out of the box.

Here's why you'll love Safesearch:

• Instantly browse an average of 4x FASTER

• Lightning fast search with NO tracking of queries

• Reduce your web data consumption on Cellular & Wi-Fi by an average of 50%

• Browse the web clutter-free — reclaim precious screen space

• Ultimate privacy: Safesearch Ad Blocker eliminates tracking — and never intercepts or sees any of your traffic

• “a 21% battery life increase from using [adblock...when] web browsing”, “the test results spurred me to keep [blocking]” — The New York Times.

... PLUS best-in-class, high-quality support. It doesn't get any better.

Safesearch Ad Blocker is a content blocker for Safari that blocks ads, tracking, and more. Safesearch Ad Blocker's professionally hand-crafted filter optimizes your browsing experience. With free regular updates, all users receive the best and latest of Safesearch Ad Blocker at frequent intervals.

Safesearch Ad Blocker gives you complete control: whitelisting with Safesearch Ad Blocker is effortless — just a tap from within Safari.

Safesearch Ad Blocker also syncs your preferences and whitelists via iCloud across all your devices.

Unlock powerful blocking options with unprecedented ease, and gain even more speed and data-usage benefits.

Take full control of your search and browse experience now with Safesearch Ad Blocker.

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