The #1 free parental controls and internet filter desktop software is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as a safe browser for your family.

Backed by Blue Coat Systems' leading web filtering and content control technology, your children will receive the same protection trusted by Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Note: You will want to disable Safari and make K9 Web Protection Browser your default browser. Follow the instructions at

Safari-like Browser

• Screen Rotation
• Pinch and Zoom
• URL History
• Multiple Pages
• Email Link
• Print
• Safe Search

Blocks Adult and Potentially Offensive Sites

• Pornography
• Open Image/Media Search
• Extreme
• Adult/Mature Content
• Nudity
• Intimate Apparel/Swimsuit
• Violence/Hate/Racism

Filters Potentially Malicious Sites

• Phishing
• Proxy Avoidance
• Spyware/Malware Sources
• Spyware Effects
• Suspicious

Stops Potentially Illegal Sites

• Hacking
• Illegal/Questionable
• Illegal Drugs
• Peer-to-Peer
• Gambling

Prevents Access to Parent-Child Discussion Topics

• Abortion
• Sex Education
• Alternative Sexuality/Lifestyles
• Personals/Dating

For descriptions of the categories, visit

More information about K9 Web Protection for Windows, Mac or iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is available at

What's New

Version 1.1.196

Fix memory leaks
Add iOS 8 compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
180 Ratings
180 Ratings

Face Lift ( new look )

I’m a user of K9 protection app because of the honestly it brings because I’m held accountable with the ones that love and support me. I say this because I’m hoping to move the app creators into a change the way this app looks when it’s opened. It’s very out dated and because of that outdated look I really think most people don’t want want to us it for the sake of the look. Now experience with this app will show looks can be deceiving. So can you PLEASE update the inside of what we see to match our experience with this app! It’s so good and doesn’t cost you it’s simple to set up and safe to use. Changing the look will bring in more users. Can you make it to we’re we can set safe search engines as our default ? And maybe some detailed ways to be user friendly with new looks, quality, details inside for users to have that would confidently replace what we use on our phones now with our k9. I think the update can bring users of all ages by the way it looks. Again I’m no app created so my words my not make since to most I apologize but I do want to say this app is great. And does more help thank you.


As a long-time user, I say "STAY AWAY"!

I've been using the K9 browser for our family for years now. Initially it worked fine, but as the iOS updates have come along, the browser has become increasingly unstable. Frankly, I've just put up with it. As I'm in the middle of reading a web page, the browser will just crash, disappear, and then reload. Often it just becomes unresponsive, requiring a force shut down and restart. With the new Apple iOS 9, it's become even worse. Unbearable, really.

This app does not get updated. Ever. I cannot remember the last time it updated. I've tried to email "Blue Coat", the developer. No response. Tried again, same result. I think they took their "blue coat" and hung it up, for good. It's probably in that hall closet where old coats are left to get eaten by moths and eventually thrown out.

Do yourself a favor and avoid the constant exasperation. It's not worth it. This app is waaaaay too buggy to use. It pains me, as it used to be so good. But alas, all good this must come to an end. And it's time to shoot this thing and put it out of its misery.


Probably one of the best options

Once you get used to K9 (i.e. copying links from emails to open up in the K9 browser vs. the direct opening that would occur if Safari wasn't disabled) it is an excellent app. I rarely have any issues with freezing or very slow browsing. Any slight headaches are TOTALLY worth it to me for what it filters. From comparing other reviews, I think it is as good and likely better than several paid apps out there. I always liked the K9 desktop version so much better because it offers customizable filtering. However, I realized recently that the K9 software on my Mac (that supposedly works with any browser) doesn't work as well as this one on my phone to block offensive searches.
I'm still a happy customer and thankful that it's free.


Blue Coat Systems
4.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad Bar Removal $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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