Ghostery Dawn Privacy Browser 17+

Private and fast browsing

Ghostery, Inc.

    • 4.0 • 160 Ratings
    • Free



Ghostery Privacy Browser offers a private, fast, tracker- and ad-free mobile browsing experience. Equipped with comprehensive features that enhance user privacy for mobile browsing, the Ghostery Privacy Browser integrates powerful ad blocking and tracker protection of Ghostery with improved browser functionalities.

### Key Features
+ Privacy Statistics: See at a glance how many trackers and ads have been blocked
+ Delete Private Data at the Touch of a Button: Close all open tabs and delete all private data with just one tap
+ Cookie Pop-up Blocker: Removes cookie pop-ups on websites and automatically denies consent requests for data collection if possible
+ Automatic Forget Mode: Automatically prevents adult content from being stored in your history
+ Phishing Prevention: The URL bar shows only the top-level domain to help you spot suspicious websites
+ "Open in Ghostery" Action: A fast and simple way to open a website in the Ghostery Browser by using the action menu of another app
+ Pull Down to Refresh: Swipe down at the top of a website to refresh the page content
+ Free and open-source

### Improvements
+ Improved start-up time and overall performance
+ Updated to the latest Ad Blocking lists and Anti-Tracking engines from Ghostery
+ Dark mode support
+ Default browser support on iOS 14+

What’s New

Version 3.1.1

Fixes for crashes on iOS 15

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

ddson ,

Speed boost

Regularly use a news site which was getting slower and repeatedly crashing because of the huge number of trackers. With Ghostery it feels like my I-pad has had a boost the site is so fast. Without the trackers adverts and auto start videos seem to have stopped as well. Only problem is when in the browser I can't slide sidewards to shift backwards or forwards as I can in Safari.

Macloyalist ,

Fast and neat, limited navigation

I have four different browsers on my phone, but I find I keep using Ghostery for any site where I’m anxious about trackers but also in a hurry. Unfortunately this includes Facebook, which highlights a key problem: right now the Back and Forward buttons don’t work like other browsers (‘Back’ from within FB takes me right out to a previous site instead of my newsfeed/ whatever), and often not at all (on other sites). Others have complained of not being able to swipe, which may or may not still be true, but I’m from an older generation that constantly forgets we can even do such things anyway, and still likes visible buttons! As navigation is kinda the point of a browser, right now this is only a 3* for me, but otherwise it’s a neat and fast little thing that certainly keeps you on top of the trackers (or at least, tells you about them - I assume it’s blocking them too but who knows?).

Headington ,

Clearing cookies is unreliable

I tried using this because of disliking tracking, but it always takes two or three tries of pressing "clear history, including cookies, browser history and top and pinned sites" for everything to actually disappear. Frequently, you press to delete top and pinned sites and they don't delete until you do it twice, selecting the buttons multiple times. And it doesn't have the option to remember that when you want to delete history you want to purge everything. Doesn't inspire confidence. I wish there was a one-button "just nuke everything" option.

App Privacy

The developer, Ghostery, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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