Privacy, simplified.

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

Our app provides 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 ISPs.
• 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, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser 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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You can always reach us via email at We'd love to hear from you!

What's New

Version 7.2.0

* Some minor speed improvements when browsing (including a community contribution, thanks!)
* Better control of over videos - they no longer play full screen by default and you can now choose to full screen, over Airplay, or Picture-in-Picture
* Fixed a bug which would render emojis incorrectly in our search suggestions
* Fixed some UI problems on smaller devices and updated the text of our encryption screen to be a little clearer
* Fixed our handling of links in to our app using a custom scheme which was case sensitive (community contribution, thanks!)
* Tweaked how we handle CoreData (our internal database) which should fix some crashes (community contribution, thanks!)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

551 Ratings

551 Ratings

Fixed all my issues.


Alright so I’ve used the app for awhile now after the last update and haven’t had any problems with it. Everything is smooth and I haven’t had any bugs. I love the app I think it is amazing the way it is I feel like my browsing is quick and secure. Now, I support the app fully and would honestly like this to be the only browser that I use. I use it a lot but there’s still one thing I’d like to see if you guys can do if/when you’re ready. I’d like to be able to download things and use DuckDuckGo with other apps instead of having to “open in safari”. I know people would like the page they were on to open right up in safari but I don’t wanna have to leave your app at all I like it a lot more than safari and would love to replace it entirely with DuckDuckGo. 👍🏻

Developer Response

We appreciate the honest feedback and we'll definitely make it actionable!

Like it!


I've used DDG as a search engine for some time now, but I thought I'd give their browser a shot. I like the dark theme, the simple layout, the crisp look of the web pages it displays, and the fire button at the bottom, if I need it. The only thing is, the browser is as slow as Christmas in loading pages and sometimes crashes as a result. However, this can be viewed as a great tool to teach patience in our high-speed, want-everything-this-instant society.

But the best benefit of the app is being able to view web pages minus the annoying and sometimes disturbing ads, pop-ups, redirections, and web garbage many sites come with by default. Thank you for that.

Overall, I like it. Good job, DDG, and keep making the app better.

Developer Response

Thanks, Sandtreader! We'll keep enhancing the app and especially appreciate your feedback about speed.

Nice update to their long neglected app


I used their old app for years when I didn’t want a bunch of search nonsense left in my browser history for when I look up trivial things on my phone—which is frequently. New version is streamlined.

If you’re looking for a “privacy browser” keep in mind that (no matter what browser you use) your internet service provider can still track what pages you request through this app, as well as your network admin (if you’re at work or school, etc.)—unless you have a VPN.

But none of this is DDG’s fault. They do a nice job, and if you’re wondering how they stack up to Google, I’ve used them as my default on all platforms for several years. I very rarely go elsewhere for my searches.

Developer Response

Your feedback means a lot to us! Thanks for taking time out of your day to share this with us. We're really happy to know that you like the app revamp.


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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 (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.
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