Block ads while browsing on Android and iOS
Jesse Simms • March 30, 2016
Smartphones are ubiquitous in our daily lives, so it’s no wonder that we spend more time browsing the web on our phones than ever before.
It’s rare to come across a website that hasn’t been optimized for mobile these days, which is a nice change. Sadly, one thing hasn’t changed: An overabundance of ads that, aside from being annoying, can chew through your mobile data without your knowledge.
We’ve all seen the pop-up images and auto-play videos. There are also hidden trackers, analytics collectors and beacons that follow you around and end up taxing your system performance and using bandwidth. According to a study by Enders Analysis, “ad content accounted for between 18% and 79% of the mobile data transferred, depending on the site.”
Take control of your mobile data usage with a content-blocking app like AdBlock Browser. Free for Android and iOS, this browser comes with a built-in ad blocking feature to save your battery, save your data and load pages faster. It also includes the option to white-list ads on sites that you want to support, which is a great addition.
There are other ad-block options that are worth checking out too, like Adguard and uBlock Origin for Android, or 1Blocker and Purify for iOS.