Onion Browser 17+

Secure, anonymous web with Tor

Mike Tigas

    • 3.2 • 1.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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
- 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.

- 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 onionbrowser.com **

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

- Updated built-in Snowflake to latest version 2.9.2.
- Added Indonesian translation.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Msbarnes87 ,

Best iOS alternative

Onion Browser has been the best Tor Browser alternative for iOS. From what I have seen, it behaves the same way that the PC Tor Browser does, offering many of the same features, security and anonymity. Of the many Tor browsers for iOS I have tried, Onion Browser tales the cake. Knowing that The Tor Project endorses Onion Browser is a huge step forward for Tor use on iOS and mobile platforms I general. Until The Tor Project is able to develop and release the real Tor Browser for iOS and mobile, Onion Browser certainly does the trick. These days, in an extremely mobile world, Tor on mobile is much more important than Tor on a computer, and I believe that most people believe the same. Literally the only issue I have with this browser, is the fact that if the app spends longer than a few seconds in the background, it will lose its connection to the Tor Network, forcing us to force quit the app and re-launch it. I understand the limitations and the technical stuff with iOS, and that is the reason for this, but if there were a workaround that could be implemented, that would be fantastic. Because of the app losing its Tor connection, and requiring a force quit to reconnect, it causes me to lose anything and everything I am doing online, which is a real set back. Other than that, it is the best Tor Browser I have used.

Jung Shin Tongil ,

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.

pqsk ,

has some issues

duckduckgo only works with javascript on and every search has to be done via the address bar otherwise there's a "forbidden" message. previously duckduckgo worked without javascript. many sites look like web 1.0 sites without styles when loading without javascript. def a different experience than on the desktop tor version. it used to work much better with an ugly UI. I would take the ugly UI over this new fancy UI, since it worked better. 3June2020 *UPDATE* On the last update, the onion site for duckduckgo stopped loading days after the update. I found on the settings a duckduckgo lite. After using that, it's much better plus no javascript works on this setting. Sometimes it does hang or doesn't load, but it is a huge improvement 30jul2022 *UPDATE* the last few updates has increased the lag. If you switch tabs it freezes for seconds, sometimes a minute. DuckDuckGo doesn't always work so you have to use the non onion site. I really loved the older uglier version of the app compared to this.

This new Orbot worked at first, but now it’s a disaster. Yes this is a Orbot problem, but the app didn’t always use this app so it literally just breaks the app now. As you can see from my updates from over the last few years, the app has just lagged and lagged. The UI has improved at the cost of UX. Horrible decisions have been made.

App Privacy

The developer, Mike Tigas, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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

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