If you find that your browser is running slowly, taking ages to download files, play videos without constantly buffering, or even just to load a webpage full of pictures, it may be that you are getting too many ads, cookies and tracking mechanisms while you are browsing and using the internet.
The tracking systems, and profiling systems, of delivery platforms, use up a lot of your iPhone or iPad’s resources, such as energy, CPU, bandwidth and memory. If you can eliminate the interference of constant advertisements and tracking cookies while you are browsing, then your iPad or iPhone will run more quickly, more smoothly, and the web pages you visit will be cleaner and easier on the eye.
If you are a mobile user, and you have a capped bandwidth, then it is to your advantage to have these ads filtered out, because the audio, and video, streaming of ads, can use up a lot of transfer bytes, so putting up with these ads, particularly if you are using 4G with a capped bandwidth deal, will end up costing you more money.
Tracking mechanisms are a threat to your security online, because tracking cookies can send your personal information to a host server, which will then target you for marketing purposes.
There is a solution to the constant stream of unwanted ads, tracking cookies and media data, and the Peace of Mind Ad and Content Blocker app by Power App GmbH will block these effectively and safely. Power App GmbH have been developing and releasing apps since 2010, and they have released seventy-four apps to date.
This app offers you an outstanding level of protection from ads and tracking cookies, due to its extensive “rule-set” for blocking, which has more than 45,000 rules on the top setting. This means an enhanced protection, there really is not very much that can get through so robust a rule-set. It has a set of three switches for an easy-to-use operation.
To enable the app to block unwanted content, you just have a main switch to turn the blocker on or off, a second switch where you can turn the media data blocker on or off, and a third switch, which you can select separately to turn tracking mechanism blocking on or off.
The app can be set to three different settings, depending on how much advertising you would like to allow and how much you wish to block. These settings are called soft, medium and hard, with the “hard” setting filtering out the most ads. On the “hard” setting, the full rule set is applied.
A great feature is the “white list”, this configurable list allows you to set up pages that you wish to be allowed through the blocker, and when you add pages to the whitelist, it expempts them from the blocking rules. This is incredibly useful as, once you put a page in the white list, it will always be allowed through. You can update the white list at any time.
Peace of Mind can be downloaded to protect and speed up performance on the following devices:
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 2
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Pro
- iPod touch (6th Gen)
- All Wi-Fi and cellular versions of the iPads listed above
This app requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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