Jd2022's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This app does not block ads on the YouTube app I hope this will be fix soon on the next update
ReadingDecibels's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Still lets ads through and is refusing to add domains and URLs to the filter list.
surnames's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This one really works. Others on market won’t work with iphone & ipad. This does the blocking, uses a proxy, provides vpn connection & you can understand the instructions. 5 stars.
CryptoCombat's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
When it works right, this is a fantastic app. I run an instance of a man-in-the-middle proxy on one of my servers, and have rules which transform traffic passing through in order to defeat ads and tracking. With this app, I can send only the traffic I want to deal with, and not unduly slow my device. Unfortunately, this app stops working frequently. It constantly says “Weblock not installed” when in fact it is. It stops filtering arbitrarily until you manually restart the vpn. The developer appears to be MIA, because many reviews say this as well for a long time, yet no fix.
Readerawesome2417180's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Hi just wanted to say i have been using this awesome app to block all ads on my ipad
Yadwick's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
No thanks. This app is awful
Tatersandeggs's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
It's not blocking anything. YouTube on Safari - ads, Pandora - ads, news sites - ads. I've tried it on the vpn and wifi only and with both configs on. All the preset ad filters are enabled. But still see and hear all the same ads. FWIW I'm on v11.3.1
Yassen gregorovitch's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I’ve just downloaded the app, and will consider updating this review later, but I’ve barely had it installed for 5 minutes and every couple seconds I get prompted to review the app. This is ridiculous. I can barely get a tap in between notifications, so I am reviewing it now, because the app has made it very clear that I am required to do so before accessing any actual functionality.
JingleBelle's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I forget that it is installed and working until a site pleads to turn off ad blocking. Some sites say that is how they pay the bills. If it is a site I regularly use, sometimes I will unblock ads.
CompuHawk's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Please keep it free and secure!
TruReviewToo's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Absolutely ruined by misguided UI development. It used to be you could turn it on easily and you knew that’s what you were doing. I think the button was called Enable Weblock. Is there’s a proxy button on that turns itself back on as soon as you turn it off. And WiFi setting in the app remains active. Huh? What’s going on? In combination with copying the URL into the WiFi settings and toggling it on and off to load the url or unload by turning proxy off and saving, this should be easy. Even after doing so, Weblock still says Content Blocker is enabled! WOW, did they ever mess this up. So the way to turn it off is either totally obtuse or it’s to delete the app(?). Just, WOW.
sam16.6's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
The best blocker 😁👿 which the developers and advertisers hate it really bad !!!🤬🤬🤬
pure map to thousand and three's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This app is the best ad blocker app available on the App Store however it needs more improvements on blocking more ads. Thank you.
RB0226's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I have used Weblock for a couple of years and I was very happy with it. However, something has changed recently that prevents blocking ads within apps such as the New York Times app and Flipboard, in fact all in-app ads are now being displayed. It still works for Safari which seems odd. I emailed the developer, but they did not choose to respond. I tried redoing the auto proxy several times and verified that Block Content permissions in Settings was on. It’s a shame it no longer works as it was virtually 100% reliable in the past. Also I find it to be very discourteous that the developer can’t take the time to respond to me.
WontShutUp's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I have never had an issue...I plain and simply love it! Note: it works with your Wi-Fi. Our Wi-Fi goes off and on all the time! So if that happens… No you will not have ads blocked. But you will know how dependable your Wi-Fi is!
tmoore1@@'s Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I used to love this app! The keywords are “USED TO”! Since the latest IOS update 12.1, Weblock doesn’t seem to be working at all. I’ve notified future mind to no avail. Please update!!!
Alex34997's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Been using Weblock for years. Never had a problem with it. It’s great
Gdsebiq's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This app is the worst 2 dollars I’ve soent on the app store, it doesn’t get rid of one single ad on any of the platforms where it should work on, and instead of blocking ads on my safari it just prevents me from opening random websites. Th whole shopping bar on google is unclickable if the app is running, it says there is a content block if you click on a product, and if I disable the app everything goes back to normal again. On top of that the customer service hasnmt replied to any of my emails about the problems I’m encountering. Save your money, don’t buy this app
🐯 The White Tiger's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I have been using this app since its release, and have not been disappointed. My ONLY complaint is that there is still no landscape mode for iPad 🔄 — it’s a bit annoying in many cases.
TacticalPreacher's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Nothing works even after following the cryptic and confusing setup. Did it exactly as they said, and nothing works. YouTube app still shows ads popping up, if it even loads the video at all. Terribly slow and just awful. Worst $2 I ever spent. I’ll stick to skipping ads manually because this garbage is a scam.
svtemplepriest's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Fyrolk8345's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Edit: I still continue to see ad banners in some apps that I use as well as video ads despite turning on all the filters, wifi, and VPN Like everyone else on here, I bought this app after constantly being bombarded by ads from apps and websites. I was little hesitant at first if Weblock would actually work, but to my surprise it did! I no longer have waste money to pay IAPs in all my apps to remove ads. Overall Weblock works perfectly
Fa8aD's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
murat kadr's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Mr Madore's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Great app, but they do have to get paid somehow, so I’ll let it slide.
Ch4vi33's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Blocks everything I love it
Hijasahmed's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Thank you for biggest update
ElKePoN's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
BitingChaos's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
The developer has set the minimum iOS version to 9.3, which means it shows up as an update for older devices like the iPhone 5. Since the developer also chose to make it 64-bit, only, the app cannot install. This causes problems on older devices since the App Store tries to update over and over, failing each time. The developer either needs to raise the min iOS version to 11.0, or stop making the app 64-bit only.
whatever it takes!!!'s Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I’ve been using Weblock for several years now and it has not disappointed. There’s a mind blowing built in list of filters to choose to enable your adblocking experience. One thing though and this is a reminder not a drawback, after a major iOS upgrade it may be necessary to reinitialize the app to get it working again.
jyunming's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
It will not interfere my normal vpn connection. Thanks and hope you doing great last long then.
Giovanni Pasaguai's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
sandiagold's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
When you want to browse for a purchase Weblock can’t be just turned off. My experience is you have to remove/delete your browser and reinstall....real slick huh
EZBAKEFROMHELL's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I have Hulu with limited commercials and the commercials can be over a minute long so I decided to get this app. Did everything in the tutorial like it says, but it doesn’t work at all. Tried it multiple times as well and even with VPN. Still doesn’t work. Save your money if Hulu is what you’re trying to block ads for.
Gghdghfehjfdchy's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This application is a must have if you frequently play free games or use safari. Most adblockers slow down your connection. I ran a speed test and when this adblocker is up and running, it only slows it down little bit! This is probably the best adblocker on iOS yet, and it blocks 100% of ads if you set it up correctly.
GeorgeinUK's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
If you like ads;) But I love it. love love love. Most of data mining happens through advertising inserted through several apps. Weblock gives them the hand. Not to mention the peaceful interruption-free browsing experience. Thank you team behaving weblock
TrustLuv's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Why this App has almost 5 stars is beyond me. It doesn’t work for the most used apps such as YouTube, Pandora etc. they definitely have people mass rating this app. Don’t download it. It only works for browser
van Hexa's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I’ve been using it more than 5 years, the best & powerful app among all of it’s category, and after the update when they added VPN, now I can say it does more than its job. 5 Stars for the Developer / Seller Support. Lately I made a purchase for my new iPhone, something went wrong that I couldn’t download from AppStore though I had my payment receipt from apple. I reported the problem to apple, 5 days passed & now response. I tried my luck with FutureMinds, the seller, Their reply was within hours, stating that’s a bug from apple, but besides this, the gave me promocode in order not to make me wait until Apple replies. Thank you “FutureMind” 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠
Hobart Grapplehammer's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
This app just doesn’t work, I’m not sure if I did something wrong but I spent about 2 hours trying to figure it out, it’s not customer friendly either
kes505's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Has not worked since last ios update
dijitul's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Key points: 1) You’re not reconfiguring your wifi router, you’re configuring wifi device. There will be no impact on your wifi network (some reviewer was worried about his/her home network). 2) Use the latest iOS to ensure it’s blocking ads correctly and you can use VPN. 3) Open the app occasionally to get the latest blocking filters. 4) There are in-app blocking and whitelist rules you can add manually, so check online support and forums for ways to utilize them. Now if only this app could fix Apple’s stupid autocorrrect.
alexx.102's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Does not work at all
pgk60's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Very good at what it does. Update: 1yr+ later... Still the best and most versatile.
jedrawi's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Typh3rJ's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Several months ago i stopped using Weblock because it stopped filtering out pandora ads. I downloaded it again and got the first few hours i had it, it seemed to work but again it’s not blocking pandora ads.
Too many ads now's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
Update: The apple store in it's finite wisdom no longer allows updates to ipad 2. Ok so the ads can be updated but not adblock? This is pure greed on apples part and frankly I would like to call b.s. Please make a version downgrade or do SOMETHING to keep older versions of apple products ad free. Thanks! The new version is even easier to set up. Over a year using and I love it! I hate ads. They are getting way out of hand. Enough is enough! I listen to Pandora and this blocks the ads as long as I am on wifi. Now if it would only block ads on Spotify...
hevar w raha's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
It is verry nice for app
PhoenixCats's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
I had used Adblock until it stopped working with the latest iOS update. I stumbled across this app for my iPad (btw shame on the AppStore for burying this app despite its hundreds of thousands of outstanding ratings) and it is amazing. It smoothly blocks ads without crashing my apps and without interfering with website functionality. It has much better privacy than most other adblocking apps as well. Great work FutureMinds
Mircea B's Review of WeblockReviewed on 12/23/18 1:16 PM
When want to turn it of it automatically turns on again... A lot of apps still get the ads despite having Weblock on. The app does not have any ads block for YouTube, DailyMotion or Facebook videos.
Mark Risk's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/8/17 4:37 PM
Use it on all my devices
M. Daguerre's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/26/17 3:49 PM
I get that the devs were forced to revert to less effective proxy-based filters, but the great VPN method was this app’s whole value. Rather than quietly continue to sell it without discussion of the crippled status, they really should do the right thing and discontinue it and stop taking people’s money. There are many Safari adblocker apps that used to be inferior but now do a better, simpler job than Weblock. Clearly, only a small minority of people are interested in the effort required to make the cumbersome proxy-config method work. Go figure out a sneaky solution or write something else awesome but please stop selling broken cars as new.
snack it's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/26/17 10:38 AM
iidshad43687's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/24/17 4:07 PM
This blocks ads and trackers for iOS. It was using a dummy VPN so that even over cellular ads and trackers could be blocked. It still works over wi-fi and of all the ad blockers I’ve used (a lot) this is the best. Apple’s policy seems unfair. Although I’m not familiar with the specifics, I don’t see why this app unlike others with similar but inferior capability isn’t allowed to use the VPN feature to block ads. I hope the app makers find a way around the policy. It’s more likely than apple changing their rules. It’s still excellent for blocking on WiFi and the users can set up blacklists, whitelist, and redirects so their other apps will still work if there is a problem and to have more control over the blocking functionality.
Jeusbanaah's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/22/17 2:31 AM
Justinjustin7's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/2/17 8:24 AM
Apple no longer allows ad-blockers that use VPNs. Weblock is still a wonderfully customizable ad-blocker, but not having access to its features when away from wifi, and having to configure it for every wifi network you connect to are a huge downsides. I find it unlikely that using weblock away from wifi will be re-implemented unless apple changes their stance.
MackD171's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/2/17 2:11 PM
Nogoodnms's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/2/17 1:43 PM
One of the largest ad providers in the world can’t be blocked? Come on, guys.
Leoo1's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/18/17 5:15 PM
JJM54's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/17/17 5:01 PM
The constant demand for a review is a real turn off
Jlennox256's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/15/17 3:16 AM
Any app that asks for a review gets one star.
DeeVa27's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/12/17 9:20 PM
Once upon a time, Weblock was a robust & dependable ad-blocker. Today, it is completely useless and total garbage. 0% GETS BLOCKED. Pop-ups and standard ads are alllll showing up again and are visible in their entirety. BE AWARE: Weblock's only function nowadays is tracking your data and collecting your personal information. The app claims it works in the background to block ads. In reality, the only thing Weblock actually blocks is your privacy.
Nickname 22222's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/12/17 1:15 AM
Very user unfriendly, and comber some Unlike what it says in FAQ, you have to use proxy for it to work Doesn't work with VPN
JW87's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/10/17 12:14 AM
I followed instructions as clearly and concisely illustrated by the app, and not only did YouTube ads persist in the YouTube app, video initialization slowed to a crawl.
Pichsterz's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/1/17 3:40 PM
I like the app a lot until they decided to remove VPN in the latest update, now I have to deal with this BS Wi-fi proxy setup that doesn't work at all.
Bustedknuckles28's Review of WeblockReviewed on 11/1/17 10:10 PM
This app had to drop its use of a VPN to block ads. Since then it blocks nothing. It won’t even work on my phone. It keeps prompting me to install even after I complete the process. Worthless.
GKth's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/31/17 10:36 AM
Since the latest update, Weblock no longer works with my VPV (PIA). I sent a work-around request to the company on the 14th of October which included all my observations, including screen shots, but have yet to hear a response. Not impressed with Customer Support.
Scruffy McScrufferson's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/31/17 10:19 AM
Loved this app, then they removed the ability to Adblock through LTE. Gonna have to look for a new one now.
Phillysdon04's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/29/17 9:03 PM
It works great
seanpadraig's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/28/17 2:46 PM
Further Update: I finally stopped using Weblock, but didn't delete it. The reason was that it was working only intermittently and was buggy. Had to renew the proxy setting constantly and download new ad sources to block constantly, and only blocked some ads sometimes, and was no good at all on my phone when not connected to wifi. Started using it again with the vpn option. Wonderful again. Worked on all devices and worked well. Now they wanna take von away again. Aw hell no. Not updating. These are my devices and I paid for them. I should have some say in what I see and don't see on them and have the tools to do that. The barrage of ads I see in all media all day is simply overwhelming and I'd also lime to scroll without accidentally opening some ad placed where I can't avoid it and less than a centimeter from the last one. Update: not working in iOS 8.2 with latest app update a/o 3/22. Ads all over the place. Emailed the publisher, sent in the info they asked for, no further response. Works like a charm. Comparatively easy to set up. Finally, my screen and my device are my own again!
vimals1717's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/28/17 2:44 AM
Just wanted to add cellular ads block...
iidshad43687's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/27/17 4:04 AM
This blocks ads and trackers for iOS not just safari. The whitelist and redirect options are crucial features that are lacking in many other blockers. Other tracking blockers that even have a whitelist don’t offer the specificity that weblock does.
Marco.Montana's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/27/17 1:39 AM
Used to be good, new iteration is becoming bloated when active and vpn profile cannot access App Store. Its creating more problems then the ads. Update 10/26/17 New version works again yet no offline or cell data blocking. I don't understand why weblock cant just have our data filter through it when not on wifi. Lastly and most important i wish it had a log, i want to see whats being blocked
HottyRay's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/26/17 3:10 PM
It won't load any youtube videos and will just sit there and buffer until I refresh the page, then it'll start immediately. It doesn't block those annoying facebook video ads at all. It doesn't do crap.
Joe1421's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/25/17 6:28 PM
Support never responds to inquiries.
CamQ45's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/24/17 9:27 PM
Still a great app, but that was my favorite feature
آخر الديناصورات's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/24/17 4:20 PM
Why did you delete the vpn from the settings? I need her
rbrt_rbrsn's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/24/17 3:01 PM
I like this app, but I liked it more when it had the vpn ability. If you can get that vpn feature back you get ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stashdugan's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/23/17 7:58 PM
Used to actually work. Updated itself without permission and is now useless.
Someperson111123's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/23/17 11:06 AM
It used to work while on your data connection, without having to be connected to wifi, but after the recent update, it no longer works this way (see the app description), so you must be connected to wifi now for it to block ads. I think everyone should know this before they buy this app. I am really bothered by this change, as I cannot always be connected to wifi, nor is it convenient, and I'm very confused as to why it was changed.
LadyBeryl's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/22/17 7:36 PM
The VPN option was removed but, as reported by others, the WiFi option doesn’t work either.
Hestr76's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/22/17 10:31 PM
Now that Apple is blocking vpn adblockers this app is useless. Kills my App Store and many games and apps. Loved this but had to completely remove and redo my WiFi settings to get y iPad working again. It was great while it lasted.
Matooke and Beans's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/21/17 7:50 AM
Previously this blocked ads. The new version as of October 19 with no VPN doesn't block ads.
ilegend_az's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/21/17 2:17 AM
The VPN way to block ads is much better than the old way. I hope you’ll add it in the next update.
Aliraad90's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/21/17 12:13 AM
Keep it up
rod.musselman's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/20/17 7:13 AM
In the past, I’d go to Settings & then switch OFF the Enable Weblock switch, immediately trurning it back ON. Then, Weblock was active & enabled. With the latest relesdeu, that annoying & repetitive workaround no longer activates the app. Any ideas?
IKDL2's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/20/17 2:57 AM
I tried maybe a half dozen of these and weblock was the only one that consistently blocked ads across apps and web. It also works for older iPads that don't support iOS 11.
Irritated Kalifornian's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/19/17 8:08 PM
Has never worked on my iPad. It starts and stops. Now I keep getting the message "can't connect to server" this has been going on for 2 days. Useless to me.
DtF!'s Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/19/17 2:52 AM
Without the VPN bit, it only works on WiFi. I bought this solely for the VPN so it looks like I’ve got to look elsewhere.
The Hudge's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/19/17 12:40 AM
You just removed the one thing that made this app worth the time and money.
Siimplykingkrazy's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/18/17 7:50 AM
Please bring back VPN 😞this latest version is the worst I paid for a good experience all around, overall the app is amazing just wish it still had VPN ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for this update :/
Gonzalogf's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/18/17 7:44 PM
I have been using this app for a long time now and today I had to uninstall it due to their new update which removes the VPN option and it wont block ads anymore. Found another way already, thanks for ruining the app.
ThomInTustin's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/18/17 6:19 PM
The removal of local VPN/proxy blocking has greatly diminished this app’s value. App lost its most powerful feature preventing malicious content from loading.
LaDelaCraft's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/17/17 12:43 PM
This app saved me from ads in-game and even YouTube. Lately, it doesn't block anything thing.
Kwiksi1ver's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/16/17 5:51 AM
Save your money
AppleNoser's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/16/17 11:47 PM
I paid for the app and you remove functionality. What's up with that? I'll never leave v5.0
Issacvc's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/16/17 10:17 PM
Was a great app, removal of vpn blocking reduced the value considerably. Wish i could go back a version
RealReview100%'s Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 9:15 PM
I just downloaded the app and placed a check mark next to all the possible filters. It’s not blocking any ads.
Gravage's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 6:49 PM
I have auto updates off, specifically so I could keep the VPN blocking solution that Apple doesn’t want us to have. I looked today and Weblock had updated to the latest version, DESPITE the fact that I have been careful to avoid manually updating it and auto updates are still off. I’m furious. The new DNS method in Futuremind’s other app works, but requires a lot of manual setup and is ultimately inferior.
Proxie999's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 4:34 PM
I have to ask the question as to WHY?! I could block annoying ads with the security of VPN, then the remove the capability. I was a long time fan - now I’m just 😒
Dr. Krane's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 3:17 AM
They removed ad-blocking through VPN, DO NOT UPDATE. THIS APP IS USELESS NOW.
DB799703's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 2:28 AM
10/12/17 The loss of VPN ad blocking is a huge loss! I understand that it's Apple's fault but I can't give the app store a rating. Please find a work around for this bump in the road and I'll update my review. I have also emailed Apple without a response yet. Spring 2017 review This app really performs well. It takes the clutter out of surfing and gaming. Makes using apps and web a enjoyable.
Iraisok's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 11:14 PM
iPhone 5s, iOS 10.3.2, latest Weblock app. Why was the VPN option removed from the latest app, d/l'd 10/1417? While it was not perfect, had to disable them enable after a turning on device on for Weblock to be enabled again, it was more convenient than the local Wifi method? Same experience on iPad Air.
DraconC's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/15/17 11:10 AM
VPN has been taken away. And the WIFI proxy won’t save. No filters can be installed. What’s the point of this app?
@Candarie's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 9:43 PM
Despite some other highly rated reviews claiming that the VPN mode sent data to WeBlock servers; it went to the loop back device 127.0.0.1 so it stayed on device and was lightning fast. VPN mode protected me on LTE & WiFi. It was the most ingenious solution I have ever seen. Former 5 star review, now 1 star. I’m likely to put a micro vpn onto a RaspberryPi or BeagleBone and replicate what was happening here rather than use other failboat apps.
KnDol's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 8:29 AM
I think vpn mode is good, but removed now. why?
BinkyMelnik's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 7:18 PM
I’d been happy with Weblock for several years, and even more so when it began blocking ads using VPN. No more futzing with proxies! Yay! The latest version, which removed VPN support, isn’t blocking ads, however. I’m having to see them for the first time in years, and they interfere with my using my newsreader. I’m hoping this is fixed ASAPer than ASAP, and will change my review to reflect the fix when it’s implemented. In the meantime, Weblock isn’t doing anything for me, and I’m trés sad. 😰 Two other bugs: Both the upper-left corner and the widget claim it’s not installed. When I tap “Settings,” it says it is. (This is a long-standing bug I shoulda reported before now.) I whitelisted a domain and accidentally left the option to whitelist its subdomains off. I can’t turn it on to save my life. I keep trying, but the change isn’t saved. I even tried deleting that rule and re-adding it, this time with subdomains enabled, but it STILL shows as “No.” This is maddening! I hope it’s an easy fix. 🤞🏼
Cobalt777's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 4:41 PM
Did the update, what a mistake! Even on wifi I get an “unable to download data from server” error. Ads no longer blocked. Tried 3x, no luck. Fail. No longer blocks ads when not on wifi unless you set up your own vpn. I know this forced change comes from Apple (effects all adblocking apps) but it makes it only half as useful.
Jayà's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 4:37 PM
Happy to know that the apps had been a great solution for blocking ads for these months. But for now it is a good bye :)
Lmschless's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/14/17 10:32 PM
They removed VPN ad blocking. I guess I paid for an app which now has the same features as free ad blockers.
Dak1991's Review of WeblockReviewed on 10/13/17 8:45 PM
Apple is removing VPN adblockers now. Look elsewhere.