Onion Browser is the original free and open-source Tor-powered web browser for iOS. Onion Browser helps you access the internet with more safety and privacy, and no extra cost to you.

“The best Tor-related offering on iOS right now is Onion Browser” - The Daily Dot, October 14, 2015.

Featured in: The New York Times, The Guardian, Salon, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Lifehacker, Macworld, The Daily Dot, & others.

• Browse the internet over Tor:
- Protect your privacy from website tracking
- Secure your traffic from insecure wireless networks and ISPs
- Support for HTTPS Everywhere, an automatic switch to HTTPS enabled websites
- Access .onion sites that are only accessible over Tor.

• Fight online tracking: block scripts and automatically clear cookies and tabs, based on your preferences.

• And more privacy-enhancing features!

- Web browsing is much slower than through a normal web browser or a VPN because your traffic is encrypted and relayed through the Tor network.

- Multimedia often bypass Tor and compromise your privacy; video files and video streams are blocked by default and are not supported by Onion Browser.

- Onion Browser might not work on networks with advanced network restrictions. If the app does not connect, try using bridges (or a different type of bridge), force-quit, and then restart the app.

- Use of Onion Browser is at your own risk; remember that sensitive data does not always belong on a mobile device.

** Onion Browser is free and open-source software. You can read more about Onion Browser and how to support development of Tor on iOS by visiting **

What's New

Version 2.0.3

Welcome to Onion Browser 2!

Onion Browser 2 is a total rewrite of the app which contains several new features:

* A friendlier first-time launch experience.
* An updated user interface, containing "tabbed browsing" and improved settings panels
* HTTPS Everywhere support
* 1Password support
* Built-in ad-blocking and privacy protection
* Tweak security/privacy settings on a per-site basis (including cookie policy, user agent, and javascript/active content policy).
* Tor
* Settings and bookmarks from Onion Browser 1 are retained.

Best of all: this update is free!

The Onion Browser 2 update was supported by the Guardian Project, with help from Benjamin Erhart and Carrie Winfrey. Onion Browser 2 is based on the open-source "Endless" Browser; special thanks to Joshua Stein for creating Endless and for granting permission to use it in Onion Browser. See the credits file in the app settings for more information.

2.0.3: Security update: mitigate WebRTC IP address leak, unless in “permissive” content policy mode. See Host Settings->Default Settings to adjust this mode.

2.0.2: Security update: fix DNS leak. Fixes for IPv6 connectivity affecting users of some mobile carriers. Fixes for some crashes. Added localizations for several languages.

2.0.1: Minor update to fix App Store rating link.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Initially, I was learning more than I imagined I was able to absorb!


Okay a delete and reinstall repaired functional it’s, sorry Onion it’s a noble app by application. And, execution. Educational x10 too.

Now, It fails on open << ever time since 11.5.2 >> if this is going to be a common theme at the AppStore then I trust there is going to be a Great Wave to come crashing in P/E as in recent days but the size is going to be tsunami and final.

Not necessarily your fault their Onion but an ignorance in business is just going to go the way it was imagined we have tort law and consumer protection and agencies to govern these and more than likely as in checkers there’ll be some jumping to Senate as opposed to judiciary digital media and the like laws updated and refined reflecting the standards for trade and brand new ones it’s not a dark day, it’s a a shining moment of truth coming to some and some won’t survive the day. Tough.

Love the Update!!!

Bud from old

Much more responsive than the previous OB and the tabbed browsing is great!!! Other reviewers state that they can’t connect to certain websites or any web sites at all.....none of those problems here. I’ve been able to connect everywhere I’ve browsed (although HTTPS Everywhere does limit some unencrypted links, which is what it’s supposed to do). I have had to switch my bridge a couple of times, but that par for the course these days. MT, this is a big step in the right direction for OB on iOS. Keep up the good work. I do have one suggestion : Make it possible to change your identity IP with a The Tor Browser (if it’s possible on iOS)

Great update 👍


Thank you for keeping the app updated.

The 2.0 update looks great, but here are some things which I think could be improved:
1) The dark mode has quite low contrast ratio. It might be hard to read for some people.
2) There is no longer an option to reset the connection if something goes wrong. If programmatically force-quitting the app (like in v1.0) is no longer accepted by Apple, include a guide for the users. Or just implement re-connection in-app without the need to re-launch.
3) Can’t see a typing cursor in DuckDuckGo search bar, which makes editing queries quite a challenge
4) No Reddit page would load for me. It always ends on the “something went wrong” page.

These are all minor quirks. Thanks again for working on the app!


Mike Tigas
84.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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