Ghostery Mobile Browser for iOS Update! Faster, Better, and More Trackers!

September 5, 2012
Some awesome news today for all the mobile Ghosterians out there… The Ghostery Mobile Browser for iOS is now even faster, and blocks over 1,100 trackers. It’s the most powerful mobile privacy browser out there. We also added in some minor tweaks that make a big difference, such as a loader bar to tell you when the tracker update is complete and a smaller scroll bar that allows you to see more of the content you’re trying to look at. You can download it here, and find the laundry list of changes below. Happy mobile browsing!

Ghostery Mobile Browser for iOS v1.2

- Made to run much faster than previous versions!
- Optimized bug list update, blocking/unblocking bugs, page loads with blocking enabled, and much more
- Top bar scrolls to allow for larger web page viewing area
- Added progress bars for bug list update
- Search results page is now HTML-only and more accurately saves scroll location when going back

22 Responses to Ghostery Mobile Browser for iOS Update! Faster, Better, and More Trackers!

  1. Redd on September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    No Ghostery for Android?????

    • Pete on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Redd,

      Thanks for using Ghostery!

      It’s on the roadmap! Just figuring out the best approach. Happy browsing!

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  3. Tele on September 8, 2012 at 12:38 am

    This is great but unfortunately I use Android; is there a version of Ghostery for Android?

    • Pete on September 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Hi Tele!

      We are working on it!

    • Pete on September 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Tele,

      Thanks for using Ghostery!

      Its on the roadmap!!

  4. hullunder on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hello Ghostery Team,
    Just tested your mobile browser for ios.
    Great work !
    One little addition would be fine:
    It would be great to have the ability to block all images.
    Sometimes it is more comfortable (faster) without images ;-)

    • Pete on September 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm


      Thanks for using Ghostery!

      Thanks for the suggestion.. I will add it to the list of possible upgrades :-)

      Happy browsing!

  5. Harry on September 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Hi, sorry to say, the latest version works a lot less good than the previous incarnation. Some pages are all messed up (as if all css is blocked?!), others don’t recognize the mobile device any more and display the desktop site. (i.e. )

  6. Doug Ransom on September 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I still find Ghostery crashes frequently on IOS. I’d enjoy options to:
    – increase the font size on the current screen (like atomic browser)
    - open a link in a new tab (like atomic browser)
    - switch between regular and private mode (like google chrome) – in regular mode the history would be retained

    • adam on September 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Doug,

      Thanks for the feedback! These are all really good ideas. The history idea may be difficult, but we can figure it out.

  7. Travis Smiley on September 28, 2012 at 5:17 am


    I was just curious what browser this is based on. Safari? Chrome? Firefox? Opera? Other?

    I love the idea.

  8. WWM on October 7, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Is there a way to import bookmarks from iOS Safari, or Foxbrowser, etc into iOS Ghostery?


  9. Vassago on October 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Support for Instapaper and a few less crashes would make this app perfect!

  10. Alan on November 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Is this app documented anywhere? I’ve searched but can’t find anything.

    Stability needs to be looked at. I’ve tried it on iOS 6 and it crashed 8 or 9 times in less than 5 minutes of use.

  11. thisdoor on December 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Hiya, thanks for the ios version. Is there a way to import bookmarks? and please update your support to have an ios section :-)

    • Pete on December 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm


      Thanks for using Ghostery!

      The next release will have bookmark import support.. Should be out shortly.

  12. James on December 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Is there a way to automatically block all bugs? It seems that the mobile app just lists them, and I have to manually block them one by one.

    I have the “Block” set to “ON”.

    • Pete on December 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hi James,

      Thanks for using Ghostery!

      Yes! Click the “+” icon.. there you should see “Block All Bugs”

  13. Darrin on December 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Stoked to find this technology on the iPad. Now if you could just integrate Ghostery tracker blocking with the awesome Atomic browser for iOS – which has awesome ad blocking – I’ll be in iPad browser heaven.

  14. Chris on April 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Any chance of supporting Javascript “Bookmarklets” as used by Lastpass?

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