1. acejunker's Avatar
    How I wish there was a way to block all ads from my iOS device. Do they exist
    09-03-2014 12:35 AM
  2. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Don't download free apps!
    Reparkable and bobbob1016 like this.
    09-03-2014 12:46 AM
  3. Reparkable's Avatar
    How I wish there was a way to block all ads from my iOS device. Do they exist
    One can dream......
    09-03-2014 12:49 AM
  4. acejunker's Avatar
    Well get me a paid Facebook app that's ad free
    09-03-2014 09:37 AM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    Well get me a paid Facebook app that's ad free
    Get off facebook lol- then you are one step closer to your ad free dream!
    09-03-2014 11:18 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There's a couple of apps that claim to remove some ads in Safari. I don't know if they work or not. I think it's some pop up and banner ads. That and using only paid apps is all I know, unless your jailbroken.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-03-2014 11:42 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Get off facebook lol- then you are one step closer to your ad free dream!
    That and Twitter.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-03-2014 11:43 AM
  8. acejunker's Avatar
    You could well have suggested to stop using my phone instead
    09-04-2014 08:45 AM
  9. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I suggest: just use for Movies, Music, Books. Use iTunes and iBooks. Use your computer to search for the stuff and definitely stay away from entering your email into free wifi hotspots.
    09-04-2014 09:00 AM
  10. acejunker's Avatar
    Hmm. It's an area that's not explored yet. Since revenues are dependent on these ads, I doubt if someone will provide with a good alternate. But ads spoil user experience, not to say consume bandwidth as well. I have no choice but to wait.

    Do jail broken devices have a choice??
    09-04-2014 10:27 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hmm. It's an area that's not explored yet. Since revenues are dependent on these ads, I doubt if someone will provide with a good alternate. But ads spoil user experience, not to say consume bandwidth as well. I have no choice but to wait.

    Do jail broken devices have a choice??
    Yes. It's a tweak you download from Cydia that blocks ads. I don't recall the name. I'm not jailbroken. Going forward, we'll be seeing more and bigger ads everywhere. More full page ads, videos, pop ups and banners. I already have a few apps that open with a full page ad. Those are free apps. But ads are starting to appear in paid apps as well.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-04-2014 10:50 AM
  12. linsiris's Avatar
    No, you don't need to jailbreak your device. Use an app called Weblock - AdBlock for iOS. Content blocking for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    I use it an it does a very good job, blocking annoying ads (almost) everywhere and it's free.
    09-04-2014 08:17 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    No, you don't need to jailbreak your device. Use an app called Weblock - AdBlock for iOS. Content blocking for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    I use it an it does a very good job, blocking annoying ads (almost) everywhere and it's free.
    Too many negative reviews to pay $1.99 for it. If free, I'd try it. But it only blocks some ads. The jailbreak tweak blocks nearly all of them if not all.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-04-2014 09:15 PM
  14. linsiris's Avatar
    Didn't know it was paid, when I got it it was free and I don't complain, it blocked ads I didn't know it could. Anyway, I was providing an answer to the OP question and I have tried it myself and works very well and didn't have to JB my device, but you'll never know until you try it, you can always ask for a refund.
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    09-04-2014 09:30 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Didn't know it was paid, when I got it it was free and I don't complain, it blocked ads I didn't know it could. Anyway, I was providing an answer to the OP question and I have tried it myself and works very well and didn't have to JB my device, but you'll never know until you try it, you can always ask for a refund.
    Might do just that, especially since ads will get worse with iOS 8. Thanks!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-05-2014 12:08 AM
  16. indiegame's Avatar
    Don't download free apps!
    100% agree.
    bobbob1016 likes this.
    09-05-2014 03:04 PM
  17. bobbob1016's Avatar
    There's a couple of apps that claim to remove some ads in Safari. I don't know if they work or not. I think it's some pop up and banner ads. That and using only paid apps is all I know, unless your jailbroken.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    I guess OP could use something like ONAVO which adds a profile to your phone to remove ads. Wouldn't be completely in agreement with this though, because how else are the companies going to get $? I mean, yeah, Facebook doesn't *need* the $ anymore, but they wouldn't have gotten as evil as they are today without the money from ads*.

    I wouldn't really suggest something like ONAVO though, as you're technically routing all your data through them. ONAVO has been around long enough, but I don't think they do ad blocking, so you'd need someone like them, who hasn't been around as long.

    If it's a WiFi only device, you could get a DDWRT/Tomato router, and block ads from the router, but that wouldn't help you outside of your WiFi.

    *Not putting ads in the feed, but selling everything about you to Ad companies.
    09-05-2014 03:35 PM
  18. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Might do just that, especially since ads will get worse with iOS 8. Thanks!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    You could set this up yourself, albeit more difficultly. They basically say all they do is basically make the iOS equivalent of a Hosts file, and route all ads to an IP that rejects them (a Google server that rejects HTTP/HTTPS traffic, meaning that they reject ads). Google could patch this though, and you are also, *technically* DDOSing them in a way, although likely not hurting them, like shooting a BBGun at a fully armored tank.*

    *queue the people saying "A BBGun could royally mess up a tank!"

    Edit: They did it in an ingenious way, given their constraints**, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't seem super difficult to replicate.

    **has to be a real server, but they don't want to route through them, needs to reject HTTP/HTTPS content for privacy, needs to be a server someone trusts for security, pretty smart to use a google server on a port that would reject it
    Last edited by bobbob1016; 09-05-2014 at 04:08 PM.
    09-05-2014 03:46 PM

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