Apple will finally add support for ad blockers with iOS 9

Blocking ads is a pretty simple process on a PC, a mildly annoying one on an Android device, and a near impossibility on an iOS device. That’s all going to change with iOS 9, however, as Apple will be including support for ad blocking extensions on the mobile version of Safari.

Ad blocking is a controversial topic as advertising is the livelihood of most of the internet, including Google itself. But it looks like Apple doesn’t really mind and is introducing the feature to iOS 9 for the very first time. When the new software drops later this year you’ll then be able to install an ad blocker, but it’s not clear yet which ones will be compatible. There are many services currently available on Mac, PC and Android devices with Adblock proving the most popular, it even hosts its own list of allowed sites that can get some small adverts through. Apple hasn’t made a big song and dance about this feature though, it wasn’t announced in the press conference and instead was shuffled out to a little known area of its website. In fact, Apple didn’t announce a lot of cool features at WWDC, check out all these best iOS 9 features you probably didn’t know about.

Categorized as Apple, Apps

By Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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