First official ad blocker for iOS launches today; ditto for Android

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  1. JRViejo

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    Didn't Google stop listing ad blocking programs of any kind?

    Unless it's a BS ad-blocker with a huge exception list this'll be pulled soon.
     
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    I tried installing the browser, but it says it requires iOS 8. I have an iphone 4, and it does not support iOS 8. My iphone has been totally useless for browsing the web. I can never get to the content i'm trying to read on pages because of all the ads that pop-up. My browser rarely progresses past the ads before the pages time out.
     
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    Adblock plus works great on Android but you have to go directly to adblockplus.org with a browser to get it. Not available on Google play.
     
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    Did you try the browser iCabMobile? Blocks using filters. It's in the App store. Compatibility says iOS 7 or later and lists iPhone 4.
     
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    That is a new app, a browser with Adblock plus integrated in it, it looks like. Adblock Plus for Android is a separate app. It blocks ads on a system level, not a browser level. It is supposed to be most effective on a rooted device but it blocks most ads even if it isn't rooted. That app was removed from Google Play. Here is what adblockplus.org has to say:

    https://adblockplus.org/android-faq

    https://adblockplus.org/blog/adblock-plus-for-android-removed-from-google-play-store

    The system wide approach is far better. On a non rooted device, it blocks ads in all browsers and most apps but ad supported free apps still get some ads though. On a rooted device, it might even stop those.
     
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    MisterB, yes, correct. That was the Adblock Browser topic I posted.
     
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    No I have not tried it. Thanks, I will check it out.
     
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    hi
    but does adblock stops ads only browsing the net or even ads downloaded by programs like viber or others?
    thanks
     
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    In the case of this one, it should within only its own "special" browser.
     
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    thanks J_L
     
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    Then you'll be forced to use Firefox for Android. Unfortunately, that isn't feasible with my Google-centric synced profile.
     
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    I prefer Ghostery browser, it blocks ads as well. :thumb:
     
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    FYI, Adguard is close to release its first iOS ad blocker (beta). Having experience with Adguard for Win and Android, iOS version is going to be another excellent application.
     
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    Hmm, a browser that blocks ads is not really an ad blocker imho. iOS 9 should give support for system wide adblockers afaik.
    BTW, when I launched the AdBlock browser, it immediately asked for access to location services/gps :thumbd:
     
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