Flare is a simple application to block intrusive advertising and tracking when browsing the web on your iPhone or iPad. It was built with consideration given to both the users and the content creators of the web, and it does not block all advertisements. Its purpose is to block ads that intrude upon the user's browsing experience, and tracking that seeks to follow the user around the web without their consent. It does not block tasteful and well implemented advertisements that do not negatively impact the user's experience, which allows content creators that appreciate their users to continue providing content and financially benefiting from it.
Using Flare to block ads can reduce the amount of data used by a page significantly. Depending on the amount of advertising and whether or not a site uses videos ads a user can experience anywhere from a 20 to an 80% reduction in data usage when loading pages, which can help keep you under your carrier's data limit. Flare's tracking blocking also stops trackers from keeping your device's radio awake, which will extend your battery life.
If you spot any bad ads getting through, or find a website that doesn't behave well with Flare please use the in-app contact button to reach out and report it.
Flare 1.1 simply brings some UI fixes, including an app icon for the 12.9" iPad Pro. The in-app support email has also been updated.
Ratings and Reviews
Ethics + ad blocking?
What a concept!
- Brandon Chester
- 5.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 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, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 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, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Brandon Chester
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.