Have you just updated to iOS 9 and can’t wait to get your hands on a great content blocker to block all those pesky ads you come across while browsing? You’re in the right place, we have curated a list of the best iOS 9 content blockers and highlighted strong points of each app.
How to enable content blocker in iOS 9
Once you install any of these content blockers, got to Settings > Safari > Content Blockers. Toggle the switch to enable or disable the content blocker of your choice.
Freedom is a great free ad blocker for iOS 9. Works perfectly with the Safari browser, does exactly what it is supposed to do, block pesky ads and it is easy to setup as well. Once you start using it, you’ll immediately find a noticeable difference in page load time. If you’re looking for a decent free content blocker, Freedom is a must try.
Blocks ads, tracking scripts, cookies, and also allows you to hide page elements. 1Blocker comes with 7000 preinstalled blockers, lets you create your own blockers, easy to customize (let’s say you want to block adult sites, disqus comments, etc) for a high level of control over all the content (popups, stylesheets, fonts and more) you come across. It also has a web editor that lets you customize 1Blocker from your laptop/desktop computer and send it to your phone.
Blockr is an ad blocker for Safari which is powered by its own ad blocking list. Apart from blocking ads, it allows you to block media files (images and videos) to faster browsing, disable social buttons to make use of the iOS Share Sheet, disable cookie warnings and more. The settings extension allows you to manage Blockr directly from Safari. If you want to support your favorite sites, Blockr does allow the option to whitelist your favorite sites.
Crystal is an ad blocker which blocks everything! For those who are not interested in tweaking the settings, then Crystal is the the one for you. It blocks ads, trackers and improves the page load time, reduces your data use and extends your phone battery life. It’s a straightforward ad blocker, however, an option to whitelist websites would be a nice option to have which is currently missing.
Purify is a powerful ad blocker which allows you to block ads, tracking data and other resources like images, scripts and extra fonts that are being loaded. It does allow you to whitelist your favorite site right inside Safari with a share extension.
If you’re not pumped with the idea of paying for a content blocker, hang on for a few days while the free ones show up on the App Store. Do consider whitelisting StoriesIO. We currently don’t run ads on our website, but we would appreciate it.