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AdBlock on iOS?

I got a new iPhone 12 and is there a system wide adblock available? On Android, I can block most ads on Facebook, Twitch, Chrome, you get the idea. However I'm having trouble finding this for iPhone and iOS in general.
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I installed a generic vpn app on an older iphone 6+ and it seemed to block some YouTube ads so it might work overall.

I don't know the name of the app though.
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You can look into using encrypted DNS service like NextDNS on iOS or use something like AdGuard.
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I use AdGuard.
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NextDNS for me. And it's free.
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+1 to NextDNS... I tried Blokada but was quirky and was intermittently blocking the Appstore. Haven't had any of these problems since I switched to NextDNS
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Tried AdGuard and NextDNS but it doesn't block ads in apps, just Safari. I want to block ads on Reddit, Twitch, games, etc.
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geokilla wrote: Tried AdGuard and NextDNS but it doesn't block ads in apps, just Safari. I want to block ads on Reddit, Twitch, games, etc.
NextDNS uses the encrypted DNS feature in iOS 14. It should block ads system wide.

Instead of using the app, try making a configuration profile

https://apple.nextdns.io/
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geokilla wrote: Tried AdGuard and NextDNS but it doesn't block ads in apps, just Safari. I want to block ads on Reddit, Twitch, games, etc.
AdGuard will block system wide; however, it does so by creating a local VPN to route the traffic. I'm not sure Reddit ads can be blocked.
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WorldIRC wrote: AdGuard will block system wide; however, it does so by creating a local VPN to route the traffic. I'm not sure Reddit ads can be blocked.
Do I need the Pro version? It didn't block ads from The Weather Network either.
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Any comment as to where NextDNS blocks the ads displayed on Google Now? Blokada worked for like 3 days and then it came back.
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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geokilla wrote: Do I need the Pro version? It didn't block ads from The Weather Network either.
Yes. Premium activates custom filter & DNS functionality, which in turn, allows you to have system wide ad blocking.
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+1 for adguard pro.
Blocks ads really well.
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I use AdGuard on my Pixel 3a. I love it, removes the unnecessary and annoying 30 sec. ads on games after every level.
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