PSA: AdGuard Pro for iOS and Apple's policy regarding system-wide blocking

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
MAJOR UPDATE (10/17/2018): AdGuard Pro for iOS isn't dead or abandoned and will get updates in the future (but will lose system-wide ad blocking via local VPN once an update is pushed).

UPDATE - BLOG POST HERE:
https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-pro-discontinued/

A few days ago Apple gave some bad news to the AG team regarding AG Pro for iOS with its system-wide blocking feature. Because of that, the AG team will have to discontinue AG Pro for iOS.

It's worth noting that any other apps that do system-wide blocking (using either a similar or the same technique as AG Pro for iOS) will likely be taken down/affected by this too. No ad blockers are safe due to Apple's policy.

AG Pro for iOS will still work in the meantime, but it won't receive anymore updates. Apple at some point in the future will likely break AG Pro for iOS and it won't be able to block anything. It could happen today, it could happen with the release of iOS 12. It could happen next year. But if you're still going to use AG Pro for iOS just know its days are numbered because of this.

Ongoing discussion here: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardForiOS/issues/816

There will be a blog post on the main site about this soon.

NOTE: AdGuard for iOS on the other hand is NOT discontinued and will continue development. Do note though, system-wide blocking won't be possible anymore due to Apple's policy.

More information soon.
 

vasily_bagirov

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
We are going to release a Blog post on this topic explaining the situation in the coming days, most likely on Monday.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
They're working on a new version of the iOS app. But I believe the system-wide blocking capability is going to go bye bye thanks to Apple.
 

Sportpoz

New Member
in App Store is another app called "fyde". it seems to work the same way, but the apple did not block it.
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
Yet, eventually they'll crack down on all those apps. It's just a matter of time.
 
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