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  1. Premium1's Avatar
    So I have an iPhone 7 and have never ads installed. I went under settings and safari and turned it on, yet I am still seeing ads? This didn't used to happen (I uninstalled it for a short time and reinstalled it) Do I need to do something or did they change to where it doesn't block all ads anymore?
    07-17-2017 07:02 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It is being reported throughout the web that Apple is blocking certain types of ad-blocking apps. In addition, I’ve read where popular ad-blocking apps like Weblock and Adblock can no longer be updated in the App Store. Whether or not it’s true, I don’t know because I dont use either app. Still, it could be the reason you’re still seeing ads despite having an ad-booking app installed on your device.
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    07-18-2017 11:33 AM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    It is being reported throughout the web that Apple is blocking certain types of ad-blocking apps. In addition, I’ve read where popular ad-blocking apps like Weblock and Adblock can no longer be updated in the App Store. Whether or not it’s true, I don’t know because I dont use either app. Still, it could be the reason you’re still seeing ads despite having an ad-booking app installed on your device.
    It is just weird because it seems to be hit or miss. Some are blocked, others aren't.
    07-18-2017 11:34 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It is just weird because it seems to be hit or miss. Some are blocked, others aren't.
    Being that ad-blocking apps need near constant updating to up with the ever changing tactics of ad pushers, I can see how some are getting through, especially if Apple is indeed preventing an-blocking apps from being updated.
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    07-18-2017 11:38 AM
  5. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    What I read was that Apple is stopping the blocking of ads inside apps other than Safari. They're not doing anything to interfere with Safari ad blockers.
    07-18-2017 12:35 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    What I read was that Apple is stopping the blocking of ads inside apps other than Safari. They're not doing anything to interfere with Safari ad blockers.
    Well I am seeing the ads in safari. I saw the article about apple, just seems weird it is off and on within safari in terms of blocking ads.
    07-18-2017 12:39 PM
  7. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    Well I am seeing the ads in safari. I saw the article about apple, just seems weird it is off and on within safari in terms of blocking ads.
    It's got to be like the others wrote, a matter of updates. And not all blockers are created equal. Mine blocks well, but has never been able to get rid of the annoying slide-over contest ads here on this site.
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    07-18-2017 12:44 PM
  8. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    Well I am seeing the ads in safari. I saw the article about apple, just seems weird it is off and on within safari in terms of blocking ads.
    It's got to be like the others wrote, a matter of updates. And not all blockers are created equal. Mine blocks well, but has never been able to get rid of the annoying slide-over contest ads here on this site.
    07-18-2017 12:45 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    It's got to be like the others wrote, a matter of updates. And not all blockers are created equal. Mine blocks well, but has never been able to get rid of the annoying slide-over contest ads here on this site.
    I am seeing those as well ha
    07-18-2017 12:55 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use AdBlocker. It still works, but I have to constantly open the app to make it work. It needs an update, but it doesn't look as though Apple will allow it.
    07-18-2017 12:59 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    I use AdBlocker. It still works, but I have to constantly open the app to make it work. It needs an update, but it doesn't look as though Apple will allow it.
    That is also the one I use. It is a shame apple is blocking them now.
    07-18-2017 01:19 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That is also the one I use. It is a shame apple is blocking them now.
    Mine's not blocked. It works, but needs an update. It quits, then I have to open the app and let it load.
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    07-18-2017 02:44 PM
  13. Tinkernaught's Avatar
    It's the VPN-based, more-than-just-Safari ad blockers that are affected. Apple Rejecting Updates for AdBlock, a VPN-based Ad Blocker Which Block Ads in Other Apps

    Because they remove ads in other apps than Safari.
    Attached Thumbnails Still seeing ads even with ad blocker installed?-img_0257.jpg  
    07-18-2017 10:40 PM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    From what I've read,  has only stopped allowing them to update the app on the Store. Signatures can still be updated.
    07-19-2017 08:24 AM
  15. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Also, am I the only one that is unable to block annoying ads on the iMore site? I have adblock turned on in chrome, and even block the ads manually, but they will not go away. They cover up the entire menu bar on the site.
    07-19-2017 01:48 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    Also, am I the only one that is unable to block annoying ads on the iMore site? I have adblock turned on in chrome, and even block the ads manually, but they will not go away. They cover up the entire menu bar on the site.
    I don’t have that issue.
    07-19-2017 01:54 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    Also, am I the only one that is unable to block annoying ads on the iMore site? I have adblock turned on in chrome, and even block the ads manually, but they will not go away. They cover up the entire menu bar on the site.
    I get those annoying contest ads all the time, even with ad blocker.
    07-19-2017 02:18 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    So which is the best adblocker than that will continue to be updated through the app store?
    07-19-2017 02:19 PM
  19. Sherry_B's Avatar
    So which is the best adblocker than that will continue to be updated through the app store?
    They don't really need to be updated on the app store. Install one that has an option to update the filter list through the adblock app itself.
    07-20-2017 04:58 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They don't really need to be updated on the app store. Install one that has an option to update the filter list through the adblock app itself.
    He's referring to ad block apps that only work in Safari. Those like AdBlock that block ads in other apps can no longer update due to Apple's restrictions.
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    07-20-2017 06:37 AM
  21. Sherry_B's Avatar
    He's referring to ad block apps that only work in Safari. Those like AdBlock that block ads in other apps can no longer update due to Apple's restrictions.
    I wasn't talking about apps that block ads in apps.
    07-20-2017 02:25 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    They don't really need to be updated on the app store. Install one that has an option to update the filter list through the adblock app itself.
    What are some good ones?
    07-20-2017 03:47 PM
  23. Sherry_B's Avatar
    What are some good ones?

    I haven't checked all of them, but one in particular that updates the block list via the app is AdBlock Plus. The app itself in the app store hasn't been updated in a year and probably doesn't need to be. The bit you wanna update is from within the app itself.

    If you find ads in Safari that are not getting blocked you need to report the ad to the app developer. They depend on those reports to keep the filters updated.
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    07-20-2017 03:56 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    AdBlock just had a last update for the current version.
    08-09-2017 12:30 AM

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