Rawr! BlockBear is a really simple and ferocious adblocking app that allows you to browse the web ad-free and reclaim valuable screen space.

• Blocks ads (popups, text ads, banners) and removes website clutter
• Loads many websites 3-5x faster saving time and bandwidth
• Protects your privacy from widespread online tracking (cookies, beacons, scripts, etc)
• Lets you choose to block any combination of ads, online tracking and social buttons with a simple switch
• Helps you to conveniently whitelist your favourite websites from within Safari using the BlockBear Safari extension
• Includes 100% more bears than competing ad blockers

Yeah, you could download another adblocker… but then you wouldn’t have a bear.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

• Fixed an embearassing bug that caused BlockBear to ask you to download block list updates, even when none were available.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
754 Ratings

754 Ratings

iPAC™ ,


Surprise Surprise, the developers of one of the best VPN services around has also designed a Safari blocking program to help make surfing the Internet a lot less painful.

I’ve been a paid Tunnel Bear member for years now. I enjoy their funny and lively marketing and reliable service to protect my traffic and enable something blocked sites from public access points I use regularly.

This new app helps keep your browsing many times less cluttered by all the ads and customization various web design company’s add onto their sites. It’s simple and functional. CHECK IT OUT..

devburke ,

Very simple, and effective

This app hits a balance that not enough do. It gives you just enough options, while staying very simple. I similarly liked Firefox Focus too, but noticed that it would sometimes leave empty boxes where ads were blocked, and didn't allow any whitelisting, at least not from Safari. Blockbear covers both of these things! I just wish they had it for Mac Safari too, I'll try out Nope for that.

hallmark_s ,

Much improved

Much improved over my try at it a year or so ago.. seems to block most things but a few still slip thru. If it could somehow allow you to flag or report adds that get by it would be a final improvement. Maybe you can already do this but if so it isn't obvious how that is done. I ended up with a much faster internet connection and a data limit so not having all of those useless adds chipping away at my data bank makes more sense now than ever. Overall data usage is significantly and noticeably less.


TunnelBear, LLC
18.4 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).



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  • Family Sharing

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

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