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12 Ad Blocker Apps for iOS That Will Save You From Annoying Ads



12 Ad Blocker Apps for iOS That Will Save You From Annoying Ads


While ads are a necessary component of the internet, they can sometimes be annoying, distracting, and time-consuming. Sometimes you’re on a website looking for information about a specific topic, and suddenly an ad pops up that has nothing to do with your search query. Sometimes an ad will appear at the bottom of your screen and take up half of your screen real estate, which blocks out what you were reading, watching, or trying to do. Ads also tend to slow down websites so that performance suffers when they are present.

There are several types of ad blockers available for iOS devices:

  • Paid apps (with no in-app purchases)
  • Free apps with in-app purchases

1. Adblock Mobile

The app is free and has a 4.5-star rating on the App Store, with around 200,000 downloads. It’s also compatible with most ad blockers that work on Safari, so you don’t have to worry about blocking ads in other apps or browsers. The pro version costs $1.99 and gives you access to extra features like an extension for Safari on macOS, automatic updates when new versions of the filter list are released, as well as support for dynamic filtering rules (which allow you to block different types of ads based on their attributes). Adblock Mobile is only available for iOS devices; however, there’s a similar app called Blockr (no longer available) that works for iOS and Android users alike.

2. 1Blocker

1Blocker is an ad blocker app for iOS which has over 35,000 reviews on the App Store and a 4.6-star rating. It has a simple and easy-to-use interface, making it easy to use for first-time users.

These app blocks ads in Safari, YouTube, and third-party apps like Netflix and Facebook. When you install 1Blocker, you are asked to select the blocked categories: ads, social media widgets, or all of them (recommended). You can also set up custom rules based on your preferences using the “+” button at the top right corner of each category screen.

3. Adblock Plus (ABP)

This adblocker app is free and available for both iOS and Android. You can customize your filters to block ads on the websites you visit. In particular, this app blocks other ad blockers so that they cannot be blocked by them. The developers of this app make sure that your privacy is protected when you use it. You can choose whether or not you want to share your browsing history with them, keeping all of your information safe and secure while still enjoying an ad-free internet experience.

If you are looking for an open-source, easy-to-use ad blocker app that works with most browsers, then Adblock Plus (ABP) may be a good fit!

4. Crystal

If you’re looking for a free ad blocker that won’t add any extra bloat to your device, Crystal is an excellent option. It works by blocking both pop-up ads and video ads, which makes it particularly useful if you want to block any type of advertisement on your iOS device. Since Crystal isn’t associated with a specific browser, it can be installed on just about all browsers available for Apple devices.

What features does it have?

  • Blocks pop-ups and videos automatically: Crystal blocks ads automatically without requiring any manual intervention from the user—allowing you to get on with other tasks.
  • Low memory usage: Because this app doesn’t run in the background or require constant updates as some other ad blockers do, its memory usage is low and won’t interfere with any other apps running at the same time as it does its job of blocking ads from loading onto your screen when browsing online. This means that while using this app, there shouldn’t be any noticeable difference in performance compared to average browsing speeds or delays when opening new pages/tabs within Safari (which is also part of what makes Crystal great).

5. AdGuard Pro

AdGuard Pro is a paid app that blocks ads on Safari and other apps. You can also block ads and trackers across your entire device. The app is available on the App Store for $4.99/month or $49.99 for one year (which comes out to about $4 per month).

The free version of AdGuard does not allow you to block ads on Safari, but it does allow you to block them in other apps like Facebook Messenger and Gmail.

6. Freedom

Freedom is a subscription-based ad blocker (which costs $7.49/month) that offers a free iPhone app. Users can subscribe to the service with or without an Apple Music membership. Still, it’s highly recommended to pay for it because the app has limited functionality in its free version.

Freedom is easy to use and works quickly: after installing it on your device, you should see a prompt showing up on your lock screen where you need to press “Trust” before Freedom starts blocking ads and tracking cookies in all apps, not just Safari (which other ad blockers only do). This means that if you want to block ads from Facebook Messenger or Instagram, this is one of the best options you have at hand.

Of course, there are some downsides: since its primary purpose is helping users avoid annoying ads online—and not necessarily speeding up their phone—the app doesn’t offer any speed boost as Turbo does.

7. Blockr

Blockr is a free app that works on Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Samsung Internet.

It also works on Microsoft Edge, Dolphin, and Maxthon browsers. It does not work with CM Browser or Microsoft Edge for Android.

8. Purify Blocker

Purify Blocker is a free ad blocker that works on iOS and macOS. This app is not only free, but it also doesn’t have any in-app purchases. Unlike some other ad blockers, Purify Blocker does not require you to pay a subscription fee.

The developer claims that the app blocks ads faster than most other programs in its category—and it’s easy to believe them after seeing how well this app performs in our tests. It includes a password-protected whitelist to easily add websites that allow ads into your exceptions list if necessary. The only downside? Using this app will put more strain on your phone than others because of all the filtering happening behind the scenes (but it won’t bring down performance).

9. Peace

Peace is a content blocker that works solely with Safari. It’s not available on Android, and it’s a paid app, but if you’re looking for an easy way to block ads and trackers from your phone, there are few better options than Peace. The app uses a simple on/off switch that doesn’t require much setup time—just install it and start enjoying a cleaner web experience straight away!

Peace blocks banner ads and other types of annoying content, including trackers (which some people consider spyware) and third-party cookies, which can slow down your browsing speeds. You can also whitelist sites that you trust not to display ads or trackers so they still appear in your browser window when visiting those websites.

10. Origin

Origin is a browser that blocks ads. The origin of iOS is an ad blocker for iOS, and it does what it claims to do. It blocks ads from websites so you don’t have to deal with them when browsing on your phone or tablet.

Origin has many advanced features that allow you to customize how the app works, including blocking all forms of tracking so no one can know what sites you visit or what videos you watch on YouTube.

11. Blokada

Blokada is an open-source ad blocker developed by the CyberGhost VPN team. It’s available for Android, Windows, Linux, and more operating systems.

Blokada’s main features include:

  • Blocking ads and trackers on web pages, you visit.
  • Support for any DNS-based blocking system (e.g., ad-blocking extensions like Brave Browser).

The app has a simple interface that displays a list of blocked domains that you can view or unblock if you wish to do so. It also offers advanced settings allowing users to configure their lists of websites that should be treated as private or public resources.

12. Ghostery Lite Mobile Browser

Ghostery Lite Mobile Browser is an ad blocker that can block website trackers, ad trackers, social trackers, and analytics trackers. It can also block content trackers as well as advertising and privacy trackers.

This app has been rated 4 out of 5 stars by users on the Apple App Store. One user said, “This app is great for blocking ads, but I wish it could block more things like tracking cookies,” while another said, “I love this app! You can set it up to only show certain sites instead of all of them…you can also see who’s tracking you on any given site, which I find very interesting.”


In the end, we hope that you will be able to enjoy your browsing experience without being interrupted by ads or pop-ups. You can use one of the apps above to save time and money. You won’t have to worry about annoying ads anymore with adblockers!

Unyime Anthony is a gaming enthusiast specializing in first-in-class gaming content, including PS4, Xbox, Nintendo, and Movies, to educate and inform readers.