The best ad blocker for iPad is subjective, but here are the best ad blocker for iPad choices that are most popular on the app store. If you are a first time user of ad blockers, begin from the curated options here, with $3.99 to free, depending on your price range.
What is the best ad blocker for iPad?
Purify ($3.99) is the ad blocker that top Apple’s charts with 3rd position in the paid apps category. It gives you toggles for ads, images, scripts, and fonts, while letting you whitelist any sites you want. You can also easily add any site you’re currently visiting in Safari to your whitelist with a share extension, which is a nice benefit if you want to quickly add your favorites. Purify doesn’t list where it gets it ad blocking list from, but its list seems pretty extensive so far.
Crystal (99¢) is cheaper and easy to use. Just install Crystal and it will block ads and user tracking on every page you visit. This all or nothing approach means you can’t whitelist sites, but it also means there’s no settings to mess around with. However, Crystal has started charging fees to add advertisers to the whitelist. You would save $2 choosing Crystal over Purify, but this $2 is going to be collected from advertisers, and you inevitably would get exposed to some “acceptable” ads.
What if I want the best free trial ad blocker for iPad?
1Blocker (Free/In-App Purchase of $2.99) has a free trial version. The free version just blocks ads (which is perfect if ad-blocking is all you want to do). If you want to block anything else you’ll need to shell out the $2.99. It comes with 7,000 preinstalled blockers you can customize to your heart’s content. You can toggle settings to block ads, trackers, Twitter widgets, Facebook Widgets, share widgets, custom web fonts, Disqus comments, adult sites, entire URLs, cookies, specific page elements, and more. Since they’re all toggles, that means you can let through anything you want, which is a nice feature. You can even drill down to specific ad domains and only block the ads you really hate to see. You can even build your own blockers with the app’s web editor.
What if I want the best value ad blocker for iPad?
Photon AdBlock is the ad blocker designed for the discerning web surfer who cares about reclaiming their own privacy and space with Safari. It is a powerful native blocker for Safari that allows you to browse websites without annoying ads and tracking. It provides a pleasant and clutter free browsing experience without the ads, protection of your privacy without websites tracking your every moves on the Internet ,reduced bandwidth consumption in your cellular plan and save data and money and faster browsing experience. Besides blocking ads and trackers, you can also block external fonts, social widgets & images. The best part is that Photon Ad Block allows you to launch Flash websites with its #1 Flash browser – Photon Flash Browser right from Safari.
So there it is the best ad blocker for iPad. If you are looking for the best ad blocker for iPhone, you can also use Photon AdBlock, or check out this blog post for more options. If you need instructions on how to block ads on safari, there is step-by-step instructions as well. For a whole list of ad blockers for iOS9, look here.