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Ratings and Reviews
😑Premium Doesn’t Block 3rd Pty Cookies
I used the free version of the app and was pleased with the ad blocking for the most part but I was irritated by constantly having to delete 3rd party cookies in website data. I saw that the premium version allowed blocking of 3rd party cookies so I purchased it. As a side note, it wouldn’t have cost me anything if iOS still allowed us to block 3rd party cookies specifically (like we could before) rather than ALL cookies which, of course, affects logging into accounts 🤬😡❌.
Anyway, after enabling the option in 1Blocker, I noticed I was still getting the exact same 3rd party cookies showing up in website data as before. I checked the app and their website for any info related to my issue and found nothing. They only offer two methods of contacting them that I found: email and Twitter. I used both and got no reply. Almost every option in Apple’s “report a problem” menu just redirected me to the app developer. I finally chose an option that would prompt an Apple representative to contact me and only then was I able to explain that the app developers were unresponsive and I couldn’t get the app to function as expected. I was issued a refund and am happy to go back to the free version while continuing to search for an app that will block 3rd party cookies such that I’m not constantly clearing out the website data to remove them.
Developer Response ,
Hello. First of all, I'd like to apologize for not getting back to you in time. We receive a lot of emails and being an indie developer, sometimes it's hard to reply to everyone quickly.
Now, let me give you an explanation about this issue with cookies (it is also available in our FAQ both on our website and inside the app). Here's the thing: websites still save them to your computer. However, if you have cookie blocking rules enabled, Safari would ignore them when doing requests to those websites, as if they are not present.
For this reason, inspecting this feature by looking at the list of stored cookies won’t be helpful, you need to inspect network requests and see what cookies they carry.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'd appreciate if you could update your review :)
1Blocker is is almost perfect
1Blocker is almost perfect, and the inclusion of https is a nice addition. Unfortunately, and this is Apple’s fault, not 1Blocker’s fault. Apple still refuses to allow hosts file access, unless you are jail broken. It is truly sad. 1Blocker should be able to block ads on all browsers, not just Safari. It should be able to do the same for ads inside apps and games. If anyone wants blame to go anywhere, it is with Apple, not the developer. It both saddens me, and sickens me, that the company that used to stand for something good, and respectable. Now, much like many of the devs on the App Store, would prefer to sell our private user data, like we are a side of beef at a cattle auction. Google is just as guilty as Apple is. However, despite the sheer amount of trash on the Google Play Store, at least Google makes rooting is. I highly suggest if you are on a jailed device.
Customer-hostile version transition plan
Just bought the premium version of the app about a week ago, and learned it will now be obsolete pending release of the ‘X’ version in just a few days. I have no problem paying for an app, and ~$5 every 2-3 years for quality work is fair. However, the handling of the X announcement was very poor, especially for folks who just bought the app very recently only to find it deprecated.
On their blog, the devs said they’ve been working on X for 6 months... why not at least mention that on the legacy app page so customers know what they’re getting into? Cutting prices on legacy 30-90 days out could have been a great marketing opportunity too. As it is, they’ve generated lots of understandable backlash and negative vibes for a formerly pristine indie brand, and they refuse to even engage or acknowledge the frustration on Twitter as far as I’ve seen, beyond a snide comment in a recent blog post.
I finally got a refund for legacy by calling 1-800-my-Apple and asking for the iTunes billing team, and I suggest any other frustrated customers do the same. I REALLY wanted to like this app, the team, and the brand, but I’ve moved to AdGuard (free and works just as well as legacy) until I see some honest contrition and engagement from the devs. They certainly don’t have to address the issue (though I hope they do), but neither do I have to use their product (though I would be happy to pay for X if they can fix their brand).
- Salavat Khanov
- 42.1 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, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, 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, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Salavat Khanov
- In-App Purchases
- 1Blocker Premium $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.