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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: Block Ads and Tracking

Get lightning fast and secure browsing

Purify: Block Ads and Tracking

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.

1Blocker Legacy

This blocker blocks pretty much anything you want

1Blocker Legacy

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.

Roadblock - Content Blocker
Roadblock - Content Blocker

Roadblock - Content Blocker

Obied Corner

Control your web browsing experience with Roadblock, a powerful content blocker for Safari on iOS and macOS. Roadblock blocks annoying and unwanted content, protects your privacy and security, improves webpage load time, and reduces browsing data usage.

Roadblock is available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Profiles and settings sync seamlessly across all devices.

Content Blocking
• Block ads, pop-ups, tracking, social buttons and widgets, images, videos, scripts, fonts, and more
• Comprehensive and optimized built-in rules

Custom Rules
• Create and manage your own rules
• Block or whitelist resources and websites
• Hide webpage elements
• Strip cookies from web requests
• Force the loading of websites and resources over a secure connection (https)
• Specify filters using a simple and an intuitive filter format.
• Search, import, and share custom rules

Blocker Profiles
• Create and manage multiple profiles with different settings
• Activate profiles on demand
• Use different profiles on different devices
• Import and duplicate profiles
• Share profiles with family and friends

Safari Extensions
• Change the active profile and add custom rules via Safari's action button

Blocker Extension
• Modern blocker extension that blocks content with minimal overhead and high performance
• Doesn't have access to your browsing activities and can't send any information about what was blocked back to the app

iCloud Sync
• Keeps profiles and settings up-to-date across all your devices (iPhone, iPad, and Mac)
• Lets you access your profiles and settings from any device

Please note that you can only enable the "Block Ads" setting. An in-app purchase is required to enable other settings or use iCloud Sync.

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"the simplicity and power of profiles and the ability to create custom block and hide rules visually, make Roadblock my new favorite OS X content blocker"
- MacStories

"The app’s intuitive interface lets you exclude ads and content through a set of simple rules, which you can either specify manually or create interactively from any website"
- Macworld

"If you are having trouble focusing on the content on your favorite websites because it is full of distracting ads, you should consider opting for this efficient solution"
- AptGadget

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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.

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"

TouchBlocker - Ad Blocker for Apps & Safari

TouchBlocker - Ad Blocker for Apps & Safari

TouchVPN

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.

Extreme AdBlocker - Stop ads like magic! remove banners, block popups. Safari loads content faster!

Extreme AdBlocker - Stop ads like magic! remove banners, block popups. Safari loads content faster!

Raphael Maimon

⌘ Ad blocking solution for iOS - iPhone, and iPad
⌘ Works for text ads, video ads, banner ads and popups
⌘ No in-app purchases, no subscription. Simple one time payment
⌘ Easy setup in less than 1 minute - including a detailed tutorial

Extreme AdBlocker allows you to block online content. It can block ads (banners and popups in other apps and websites), stats and user tracking, scripts or images. It also allows you to block specific websites, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, social widgets from websites or get rid of annoying Tapatalk popups. You can even define your own content filters.

Extreme AdBlocker has a constantly growing and updated list of predefined filters for you to choose from.
Unlike other content filtering products Extreme AdBlocker DOES NOT act as a proxy server or subscription based VPN for all your traffic, so your connection stays direct, fast and private! Content filtering takes place right on your device.

Here are some situations in which Extreme AdBlocker might come in handy:
• Block annoying ads (text ads, video ads, banner adns and popups) in almost every app you use! Extreme AdBlocker is much more than just another web browser app and content blocking plugin. It affects all apps on your iOS.
• Disable majority of ads on websites you visit on your iOS device! Extreme AdBlocker supports Safari
• Block annoying Tapatalk popups, nagging you to download forum browsing app on every visit.
• Your predefined filters and custom rules can be synced between all your iOS devices using iCloud.
• If you wish to block something else, you can create your own rules and filters. You can block any URL (with regular expressions), domain or IP address. Don't know how? Let us know - we're here for you.


Extreme AdBlocker is the most customizable content and ad blocker for iOS 9. With a few clicks, you will easily block all ads on Safari, significantly speed up your browsing experience, and save data.
In addition to a standard ad blocker and privacy protection, you can whitelist sites and block specific sites with a wide range of options. Share and download public blockers for a variety of uses, such as blocking comments, clickbait sites, images, and javascript.
For Example:
- Easily whitelist sites that you want to see ads on
- Block resources by url filtering, resource type, and load type
- Block a resource, block its cookies, or hide elements on a page with CSS
- Share and download public blockers from the community

#NEW - Ad-Blocker-Filter Live-Update
- blocks banner & pop-ups ads
- blocks YouTube- & other Video Ads
- blocks layer ads
- blocks redirections to free AppStore apps
- blocks redirections to xxx web sites
- blocks ringtone subscription traps

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ka-Block!
Ka-Block!

Ka-Block!

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

Ind.ie

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 and iPad.

How is Better different?
• Blocks tracking scripts, tracking pixels, and behavioural advertising.
• Uses our unique, hand-curated, and open tracker database based on our own web crawls. Browse the encyclopaedia-like tracker entries on our web site if you fancy learning more.
• We identify and block the most prevalent trackers. This makes Better’s block list lightweight and effective.
• We base our blocking decisions on the principles of the Ethical Design Manifesto (https://ind.ie/ethical-design).
• Developed and curated by Ind.ie – 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.

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.
• Do Not Block list enables 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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iBlockify - Block Ads, Social Content & Make The Web Faster
iBlockify - Block Ads, Social Content & Make The Web Faster

iBlockify - Block Ads, Social Content & Make The Web Faster

iSmart Tools

iBlockify is a content blocker for Safari that filters and blocks ads, analytics/social tracking with constant updates to other blocking options such as: User Comments or Social Share panels (on sites such as Blogs or News sites).

If privacy is important to you iBlockify is also the appropriate solution. blocking site analytics & tracking prevents the site from collecting information about you or your web browsing behaviors.

Here's why you'll love iBlockify:

• Instantly make web browsing up to 5x FASTER

• Save up to 50% of data consumption on Cellular & Wi-Fi

• Browse the web clutter-free - restore precious screen space taken up by junk

• Powerful blocking options you can choose from:

• User Comments
• Social Share Panels
• Scripts
• Images
• Fonts
• Style-Sheets

• Easy one-click setup to trigger custom blocking options. No need to mess around with low level settings

• Constant & Quick updates with more blocking rules without having to install a new version

• Report about ads that are not blocked in a website by quickly clicking the internal Safari action button


After installation don't forget to enable iBlockify from Settings -> Safari -> Content Blockers.

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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.


Features:

• 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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