The Ad & Tracker Block feature lets you filter out explicit contents and unwanted websites on your Mobile Security for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It stops websites from collecting information about you and blocks ads when using your preferred browser.

What are Unwanted Ads and Trackers?

Unwanted Ads are obtrusive and unexpected advertisements that shows up in a form of simple image, pop-up or website redirection when you browse online.

Browser Trackers are tags on web pages that collect information on your online preferences and habits.

What are the risks of the Unwanted Ads and Trackers?

Below are the risks:

  • Unwanted ads interrupt your browsing experience and could affect load time and bandwidth usage.
  • Your privacy may be put at risk. Your information is being collected and can possibly be shared across networks.
  • You can easily be profiled and be subject for phishing according to the information you provide.

What can I do to avoid risks from Unwanted Ads and Trackers?

Enable the Ad & Tracker Block feature in Mobile Security.

Enable Ad & Tracker in SafeSurfing
  1. From the homescreen, tap SafeSurfing.
  2. Access a website.
  3. Tap on Ad & Tracker Block icon beside the web address bar.
  4. Toggle the switch to ON to enable Ad & Tracker Block.

Enable Ad & Tracker in Apple Safari
  1. From the homescreen, tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down, then tap Safari.
  3. Under General, tap Content Blockers.
  4. Tap Mobile Security.

Enable Privacy and Security features in Apple Safari
  1. From the Homescreen, tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down, then tap Safari.
  3. Under Privacy & Security, enable the following:
    • Ask Websites Not To Track Me
    • Fraudulent Website Warning
    • Prevent Cross-Site Tracking