AdGuard Pro for iOS v2.0.2

Discussion in 'Release Notes (AdGuard for iOS)' started by zebrum, Mar 6, 2018.

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  1. zebrum

    zebrum Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Turned out, we overlooked a couple of minor bugs and inconsistencies in the v2.0 update. Here's a quick fix to set things right.

    [Fixed] Warning "Safari content blocker is disabled" sometimes disappears #691
    [Fixed] Blocking List Subscription disappears in testflight v2.0 124 #575
    [Improved] Update the Safari filters' translations in Traditional Chinese language file #686
    [Improved] AdGuard filter descriptions not translated to German #683
    [Improved] Enable autoupdate over Wi-Fi only by default #682
    [Improved] Show "hide" button after watching video #680
    [Improved] Translations has been updated #679

    This version on Github



    In this version, we introduce a wide range of novelties, from app redesign (dark theme looks slick!) to new features like Blocking Lists to block ads devise-wise, new Privacy module (and specifically DNSCrypt support) to boost your online privacy, integration with web reporting tool and much more.

    [Changed] App redesign
    #455

    This is undoubtedly the first thing you will notice when you run the app after the update. Light theme has been discontinued in favor of a dark one, and the overall style of the menu has changed.

    [Added] DNSCrypt support #465

    AdGuard now supports DNSCrypt servers. You can read why DNSCrypt is so important in our Knowledge base article. Long story short: it greatly enhances your online protection. Loads of DNSCrypt servers to choose from are available by default on the“DNS settings screen”, along with an option to add a custom server.

    [Added] Privacy settings
    #545

    There is a new“Privacy settings” tab in the main menu. Inside you will find familiar Whitelist and Blacklist, but also new“Blocking lists” section. Blocking lists, sometimes also referred to as“subscriptions”, are lists of rules(similar to Safari content blocking rules) that are used to operate the filtering process. There is a link inside to add some of the popular subscriptions as well as a possibility to add any custom ones by URL. Subscriptions are either hosts-file or adblock-file based, the diffirences between them are described further down the release notes.

    NOTE: Important to notice that too many subscriptions can lead to tunnel crash, i.e. the app will stop responding and the filtering will cease.

    [Changed] Blacklist now supports both"adblock" and"hosts files" syntax #546

    Hosts files are basically lists of matches between domain names and ip-addresses that the system should use to navigate to these domains. Unlike hosts files, adblock-based subscriptions are regular filters that support basic syntax. Both types of files can be added to AdGuard to block DNS requests.

    [Added] Detect if Content Blocker is not enabled in Safari settings #437

    Enabling AdGuard Content blocker in Safari settings is required to have filtering going on in Safari. If AdGuard is disabled, the red warning will appear at the top of the main screen to remind you to enable the Content blocker. The video right below it shows how to do so.

    [Added] AdGuard DNS(default, family) has been added to the list of known DNS providers #582

    Not much to add here. Both AdGuard Default and AdGuard Family protection are now available from the get go, without having to enter their addresses manually(by the way, AdGuard provides DNSCrypt servers too, and they are in the list).

    [Added] Integration with the web reporting tool #533

    You may have heard about the online reporting tool before, especially if you are an AdGuard for Windows or AdGuard extension user. Basically, it is a web form to report missed ads, false positives or any other issues caused by AdGuard filters. Now it is integrated with AdGuard for iOS, so whenever you report a problem, the app will automatically prefill all the required fields about its settings.

    [Improved] Mobile Assistant version has been updated #581

    The“Preview” button disappeared from the“Block element on this page” tool in the last update due to technical difficulties, which caused a righteous uproar from many users. Luckily, we were able to resolve these problems by now and the preview button is back where it belongs.

    UI

    [Added]"Learn about other AdGuard products" item to the"RATE AND SHARE" block #641
    [Changed] Color in DNS requests log #620
    [Changed] Adguard to AdGuard in the list of DNS #618
    [Improved] First run screen has been redesigned #613
    [Improved] Tutorial videos have been updated#539
    [Improved] AdGuard now uses default iOS Sharing functionality #590

    Adblocking

    [Added] Quad9 to the list of known DNS Servers #529
    [Changed] Mobile ads filter turned on by default #624
    [Changed]“Report an issue” menu item has been reworked#649
    [Fixed] Error while loading filters into Safari #550

    Other

    [Improved] Translations has been updated #667, #669

    This version on Github

     
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  2. Bruno

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    I would like to congratulate the team for the great job it made.
    The UI is beautiful! Watching Star Trek Discovery I thought I was using a 4000 year software :)
    Great job! Keep the good work!
     
  3. ceadarOk

    ceadarOk New Member

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    Congrats on the new update!

    Question about the new privacy section, specifically about the subscriptions.
    Do these work independently of the DNS service?

    For example, Right now I m using the Adguard DNS server (which as i heard uses the SDN list),

    If I now subscribe to the SDN list in the privacy section.. will that double filter everything? (btw the filter subscriptions are kinda hard to find in the privacy settings.)

    Or will it first filter locally with the SDN list, then connect to the Adguard DNS server, which then uses the same list again.
    --> if this is the case, do privacy subscriptions work independently off DNS servers, and how would I be able to run just the privacy list, without the DNS server.

    Thanks for clarifying.
    Love the new look and DNS crypt feature.
     
  4. Bruno

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    I too would like to know the answer to this.
     
  6. Bruno

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    Answer:
    The one in Filter section refers to filtering in Safari. The one in Privacy settings works across the device (to filter traffic of other apps and browsers).
    There are much better filters to use in Safari, but as a blocking subscription AdGuard SDN filter is good.
     
  7. The Seeker

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    I think we may be getting our wires crossed. If one elects to use the AdGuard DNS servers, then chooses the AdGuard SDN filter under Privacy Settings, will this cause duplications for filtering of apps not including Safari?
     
  8. Bruno

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    @The Seeker

    I guess they will basically provide the same effect. Also, they still affect filtering in Safari, in addition to Content blocking.
     
  9. Sam Ibrahim

    Sam Ibrahim New Member

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    I just bought the adguard Pro and when first opened a site tons of apps puped out including porno I wrote them and they told me how to do and send it to them which a bit complicated but I will try .
     
  10. worldsdream

    worldsdream Beta Tester

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    Looking forward for a new update with some great features!