So I have downloaded 'Crystal', one of the most popular, well-rated ad-blocker apps on the App Store. I have activated it in Safari's settings as I've been instructed to do so by the app... Yet, I have seen zero difference in ads popping up while surfing the mobile web.
Did I miss something?
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Found it in FAQ - it has to do with allowing Crystal blacklist to update. You can get around it by opening the crystal app manually from time to time. If your blacklist version is 0 see the other item in FAQ.
My blocklist version is not automatically updating?
The blocklist auto-update feature relies on Background Fetch being turned on in the main Settings app, and Crystal is not force quit through the multitasking launcher.
If you would like to update the blocklist manually, you can do this by opening the Crystal app. Every time it launches, it automatically checks and updates to the latest blocklist.
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Yeah I got it to work, thanks guys. It's almost not worth it. I don't want to have to open the app constantly to refresh it and reload web pages just to hide one on a page. I would like it if it was a setting to be automatic... I'm probably just going to delete it
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I just checked and Crystal is working fine. Possibly the best $0.99 I've ever spent in the App Store.
I'm on ad blockers for good until publishers change the way ads are displayed on their sites. I'd be happy to switch Crystal off when advertisements stop being hostile towards my web experience.
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