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Other iPhone browsers & Apps

Postby walkerpbus » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:30 pm

Is it only for Safari? What about Chrome (Google) or Firefox on iPhone?
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Re: Other iPhone browsers & Apps

Postby mapx » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 pm

here is the forum for safari on desktop.

probably you mean
viewforum.php?f=26

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adblock ... 71868?mt=8
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Re: Other iPhone browsers & Apps

Postby walkerpbus » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:15 pm

mapx wrote:here is the forum for safari on desktop.

probably you mean
viewforum.php?f=26

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adblock ... 71868?mt=8

No,
I meant other iPhone browsers
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Re: Other iPhone browsers & Apps

Postby lewisje » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:25 am

Unfortunately, the Content Blocker API only works with Safari itself, not other browsers that use the Safari engine (alternative engines are not allowed on iOS).

If you want content-blocking in an alternative browser, it would need to be built in (as in the Adblock Browser, another ABP product), and there's not much you can do for the WebViews you see in many non-browser apps.

The most you can do about ads in most apps is use a PAC file, like Weblock allows you to configure (or use http://www.speedmeup.net/ for a pre-setup one, although that one does break some sites, like KrebsOnSecurity), and set up a fake VPN profile, as an app called Adblock (orange-and-black icon, from DeepMind, the makers of Weblock) does.

I've also read about an alternative DNS service for blocking ads, which might pick up where BA.net and FoolDNS let us down.
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