Review nag every time app is opened 1/5
You want a review that badly on a paid app? This is what you get.
not working 5/5
the app stopped blocking ads i don’t know why !!!
Doesn't work 1/5
Downloaded this app since the reviews were great and a lot said they blocked ads in Facebook and YouTube. Followed the instructions to set it up and it does nothing. If anything I have more ads in YouTube than I did before. Waste of money.
Drains battery life 2/5
By Ryan wok
Drains battery life and doesn’t work for most apps is absolutely awful.
Blocks nothing except sites you want 1/5
Why are you blocking DailyCaller.com ?
Downloaded it to block YouTube ads. Guess what this app didn’t do, block YouTube ads.
Much Work, Zero Results 1/5
By more JOY everywhere!
I just wanted to block ads in apps; not even concerned about websites since I can always switch to reader view. This blocks nothing: not in Safari or in apps. Wished I’d trusted the more skeptical reviews.
Adds their own ads!! 1/5
I have a raspberry pi filtering out all of the ads on out home network so there’s barely any ads on our home network. I bought this for when I’m using data or on another WiFi network and noticed something funny tonight. I was on my home network on iFunny, an app usually ad free on my home network, had ads. I was very confused so I disabled the app, closed then re opened iFunny. The ads were gone due to my home network filtering them. I have reason to believe that this app is taking out other people’s ads and replacing the spots with their own ads. That’s really crappy considering I paid $2 for this app. I’m very disappointed and would love a refund. Hopefully this helps someone else from being tricked.
Security Risks 3/5
V2 worked well. V3 setting up the DNS to Google which is a security concern. V4 completely USELESS. Update: V4.1 is much better!!!
Failed to block ads 1/5
By Don't upgrade 2
Did not successfully block anything. 2$ wasted.
I'm in ios 11. This app was a waste of money. Does not block ads in any app not matter what I've done. I wasted my money so you don't have to.
Useless with Flipboard - BEWARE 1/5
Bought it only to find that it s totally useless on flipboard and that’s what I mainly use to read news. All (or most) ads are still show, and battery is going down when VPN is constantly on.
My yahoo mail app just updated. Add blocker used to block the ad bar but now it’s there and will not go away. Yahoos tell me I have to pay $.99 a month to get rid of ads. I pay for ad block to take care of this.
Best ads blocker app 5/5
Highly recommended 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Not blocking 2/5
This is not blocking all adds, SCRABBLE in particular
Battery drain 1/5
By A Bag Of Weed
For some reason it’s drawing my iPhone X battery.
Solid Choice 4/5
It really does cut down on all the crap you see online. It does need some setup and fine tuning per each users use. But you are able to select options and settings at any time. Nice UI and great support.
Used to be Amazing 2/5
Previous Review: Blocks anything and everything, and you can add or remove whatever you want!
Now- The app hardly works and I have to consistently go back and turn it off then on just so it could stop working very soon, the vpn symbol also goes away randomly. This used to be the best app out there, now there’s that symbol and it doesn’t even work.
Is it working? 1/5
I cannot tell any difference at all. If I didn’t have a VPN indicator at the top of the screen, I would question if the program was even running.
Good but not perfect 3/5
This app is great to block ads on safari and third party apps. However, it turns it self off after a day or two and I have to open the ad block app to reactivate it. I wish there could be a solution to this issue.
Good stuff 5/5
Great Adblock! Great developer! 5/5
Had a problem updating the Subscription Lists & contacted the developer. Within 24 hours I got a reply & they gave me a solution, first thing I do is go try it & it worked! Thank you so much for helping me & keep up the great work!
Doesn’t support other browsers 1/5
Otherwise fine, I dislike safari
Needs work 3/5
It would perfect if I didn't have to reopen the app every few hours and wait for it to sync some random stuff for it to turn on again. Don't really get what the issue is.
Best VPN on the market 5/5
No other vpn service can top this one hands down the best
It’s good, and definitely working, but... 4/5
I noticed it’s missing some ads on an app or two, and I’m not entirely sure how to help it catch those, even though I know it has that capability...?
Very smooth ad blocking, with a catch 4/5
Adblock works great for pretty much all ads and annoyances systemwide. The problem is, if you force close the app or restart your phone, it no longer blocks ads, even when the vpn profile is still active. The user is forced to reopen the app to reactivate the service, and this is starting to get annoying.
By Tim Ricca
Does anyone know why this app doesn’t work at all? I would love to know.
Woo! Much improved in new update! 5/5
I imported a hosts blocker list, and occasionally scroll through the dns log to block any ads it misses. Bravo!
Don’t buy... 1/5
People claimed in the reviews that it blocked ads in apps. It does no such thing. There are free options if you are looking just to block ads in our browser. This is not worth 2 dollars.
Used to be great, now it drains your battery 1/5
Phone gets super hot when using this now, plus the battery drains quick. What happened?
Great app OLD VERSION UPDATE ONLY I’m not updated! 5/5
be prepared to have to down grade the app! If your updated to the junk 4 version this app isn’t worth buying!
This app does not block ads in other apps as of V4
I’m rating it based off the V3 vpn version DO NOT BUY THIS APP now it doesn’t do anything any other free app can do !
Also again do not update!!
(Downgrade is possible now long as u don’t update iTunes ...)
This app still works fine on the older update you do not have to update when there is updates! Turn off auto updates.
Need refund 2/5
Blockbear is better. Have to tunnel the request to a local VPN server so I couldn’t connect to another VPN server.
Notwithstanding the unusual installation (to circumvent Apple restrictions on ad blocking) by being handed the parts and asked to put the app together, the app designers could have done a much better job with version 4.1. Cookie-cutter replies from the Help Desk are irrelevant and useless; a tutorial video shows a best case scenario with little resemblance of reality. Hoping version 4.2 brings some relief.
Almost perfect universal blocker 4/5
AdBlock is probably the most sophisticated blocker on the App Store, offering both, content and DNS based blocking options. Contrary to many of the more basic blockers, it allows to choose (and import!) blocking lists, making it much more flexible than competing apps.
The only feature currently missing is a whitelist mechanism for the content blocker. Even if it does not affect the DNS rules, users could turn off list based blocking on certain pages (e.g. that they want to support) and only rely on the DNS blocker; or use content blocking only more flexibly.
Great App 5/5
This is the best app I have on my phone because it makes the rest of them a breeze to use with no hassles. Also, every time I have ever needed support, the maker has always been prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable. I would give it 10 stars if I could!!
It used to work 2/5
No longer working for me. It used to work perfectly many months ago. In the recent months I had to keep reinstalling DNS file and now that doesn’t even work.
It’s become completely useless 2/5
I stopped using the app once Apple added restrictions on VPN based ad blockers. Recently, I decided to setup Adblock again and go through the process of Importing DNS list. I added a big list and that turned out to be a massive disappointment. The list had 58,000 DNS entries. Adblock processed them all. Now I can enable Adblock. It turns green for a second and then disables automatically. The syncing with iCloud is also stuck. I removed all the rules and deleted the app. Reinstalled it but the issue won’t go away, making this a useless app for me.
Used to work now useless 1/5
This app was amazing. 5 stars, easily. It blocked ads in almost every single app. It was awesome having an ad free experience on my phone. Since the update though it has become another generic safari only adblocker. I'm not sure why they changed to vpn because it used to work perfectly. I'm actually really upset because it seems like they sold out or something and didn't want to block in-app ads. Very disappointed.
What Happened? 1/5
This app used to work like a charm. Over the last several it’s gone from working all the time, to some of the time, to not at all. I constantly clear my cache, let the app refresh and it still fails. It’s a shame. It once was a great app.
Worked for a few days 1/5
Blocked ads for a few days on apps and then stopped working. Please fix
Works very well. Tech support is suburb. Best I’ve ever come across. Great app.
Don’t waste your money/time 1/5
By Happy Person (:
Agree with many others. The 4-star rating is very misleading. I installed per the directions, including reinstallation and phone restarts and I don’t see any difference in the quantity of ads. I was tricked in spending $2. Thankfully it wasn’t more.
Great when it does work 3/5
Does a great job blocking 95% or better of ads when it is working. It’s saved me money in several apps and games that would charge me to remove ads. I have an iPhone 7 with newest iOS 11+. However, upon phone restart, I have to restart the app or bring up the screen widget to get it working. Other times it randomly stops working. I noticed this because the VPN symbol is missing from the top of the screen next to the signal strength where it usually is or I notice ads where I normally don’t. I contacted the app developer and explained this. He wanted ME to go thru a long drawn out diagnosis procedure! Not my app, not my job. I have neither the time nor desire to do someone else’s work. Fix this issue and it’s worth a 5 Star review.
It just doesn't work 1/5
Used to, was somewhat reliable, now it doesn't do anything. Support is non-existent
This app is a scam 1/5
I paid 1.99 dollars for the app but it has yet to block one single ad in my phone.
Do not waste your money purchasing this app
Its a shame that Apple doesn’t have a mechanism to provide customers with a refund
Not working 1/5
On one of the site I use often, Wuxiaworld, Adblocker is not working at all. I set it on content blocker at Safari setting and everything I need to do for the app, but it’s not working at all on my Safari, and I still keep getting annoying Ads on the site. This wasn’t a problem back when I used an Adblocking app on my Android phone.
I haven’t confirmed on any other site, but so far, waste of my 2$.
Do Not Believe the Hype 3/5
At first it seemed the app blocked the majority of adware but now, after several months of use, the software seems to be very selective in the adware it prevents. To be frank, I am greatly disappointed with the product. The exceptional reviews have no bearing on my personal experience with this product. Given that it is inexpensive, I do not fret over it.
I have an IPhone 6s running on the most recent IOS and the app is up to date with the inclusion of proper optimization. Thus there is no reason for the product to malfunction like it has.
It was like a dream! 1/5
Probably all you need to know has already been written here by others, so I'm writing to share the wonder.
With this baby, you “used to” experience hassle-free app usage all through your iOS device. Nonetheless, it could be normal for some very sneaky ads to get through, scarcely of course, but that’s the story of the past.
Now, what you can expect is, around 22 percent of your battery consumption practically wasted by the post iOS 11 versions over a week, and best of all, ads saying “hello, here we go again!” to you on your “freemium” apps. It seems like the plague of ads has spread all over the internet, thanks to our “trusted” monopolistic tech giants. Can’t wait to see their demise.