Privacy, simplified.

At DuckDuckGo, we believe the Internet shouldn't feel so creepy and having the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.

We provide the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information as you search and browse the web, no matter where the Internet takes you:
• Escape Advertising Tracker Networks — Our Privacy Protection will block all the hidden trackers we can find, exposing the major advertising networks tracking you over time, so that you can track who's trying to track you.
• Increase Encryption Protection — We force sites to use an encrypted connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like Internet Service Providers.
• Search Privately — You share your most personal information with your search engine, like your financial, medical, and political questions. What you search for is your own business, which is why DuckDuckGo search doesn't track you. Ever.
• Decode Privacy Policies — We’ve partnered with Terms of Service Didn't Read to include their scores and labels of website terms of service and privacy policies, where available.

As you search and browse, DuckDuckGo shows you a Privacy Grade rating when you visit a website (A-F). This rating lets you see how protected you are at a glance, dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you, and learn how we enhanced the underlying site's privacy measures. The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices.

Our app provides standard browsing functionality including tabs, bookmarks, and autocomplete. In addition to strong Privacy Protection as described above, we also packed in some extra privacy features into the browser itself:
• Fire Button — Clear all your tabs and data with one tap.
• Application Lock — Secure the app with Touch ID or Face ID.

Too many people believe you simply can’t expect privacy on the Internet. We're fighting to change that, and have made it our mission to set a new standard of trust online. Install DuckDuckGo and take back your privacy!

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What's New

Version 7.6.0

In this release we have tweaked the start page of the app and are starting an experiment to see if we can encourage new users to add us to their iOS dock. We also updated the "Send feedback" option to use an anonymous web url rather than an email.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

129 Ratings

129 Ratings

The best search engine


I’ve been happily using DuckDuckGo and spreading the word for years to friends who also love it. It is the best search engine, gives the information you want and not the information marketing wants you to see. The only downside is I miss the quack the duck made when opening the page which considering all the benefits this app offers, no tracking, no selling, privacy etc is a very tiny downside indeed. Thank you DuckDuckGo!

Provides false information


I’m an experienced web developer and I’d like to say one of the good ones who care about people’s privacy.
First thing I tried was my own website. DuckDuckGo claimed to have blocked 4 trackers, which simply cannot be true. There are 4 regular web links to 4 social networks, but no requests are made to those whatsoever. There are no social plugins, no like or share buttons. Just links, so no tracking possible.
Don’t claim things you don’t do and please don’t scare people off the web for no reason.

Better than google


Better than google in so many ways. I wish they’d make an extension for safari that ads the anti tracking features they have in this app though. I do prefer using safari on my iPhone day to day. It’s great having ddg as my default search but I’d ❤️ every link to be protected.


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23.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
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