Adguard for Mac: Filter Updates Automatically?

Discussion in 'Discussion (Adguard for Mac)' started by Johnathonm, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Johnathonm

    Johnathonm Beta Tester

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    Hi,

    It isn't clear if Adguard for Mac automatically updates its filters. Does it? Or does it have to be manually updated like on iOS?

    Thanks,

    J
     
  2. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

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    Yeah, the filters will update automatically. You can see when they've last updated by opening Adguard's Preferences > Filters and reading the time stamps under each filter.
     
  3. Johnathonm

    Johnathonm Beta Tester

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    Thanks as always Boo Berry! Just getting used to this evil Mac version... ;-)
     
  4. vasily_bagirov

    vasily_bagirov Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, filters on iOS are also automatically updated. There are just some limitations: you have to be connected via WiFi (not Mobile data) and Adguard has to be not swiped away.
     
  5. Johnathonm

    Johnathonm Beta Tester

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    Yeah, is there somewhere or someway to explain to the user thy have to actually open the Adguard iOS app to get updates? Otherwise, as I have seen as a field user, the filters won't get updated. Which means that there are probably a lot of users who are out there running the same filter definitions that were installed the day they installed the plugin. Thus, they could be months out of date.
     
  6. worldsdream

    worldsdream Beta Tester

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    Yes, this should be showing in the iOS app.

    Users need to understand that they should not swipe away adguard app for filters getting updated or they can open adguard app frequently to get filters updated or when they are seeing new ads.
     
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  8. Bruno

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    This will be great. I know my girlfriend never opens the app to get the update. It is the last of her priority.