Block ads while browsing on Android and iOS
Jesse Simms • March 30, 2016if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
Smartphones are ubiquitous in our daily lives, so it’s no wonder that we spend more time browsing the web on our phones than ever before.
It’s rare to come across a website that hasn’t been optimized for mobile these days, which is a nice change. Sadly, one thing hasn’t changed: An overabundance of ads that, aside from being annoying, can chew through your mobile data without your knowledge.
We’ve all seen the pop-up images and auto-play videos. There are also hidden trackers, analytics collectors and beacons that follow you around and end up taxing your system performance and using bandwidth. According to a study by Enders Analysis, “ad content accounted for between 18% and 79% of the mobile data transferred, depending on the site.”
Take control of your mobile data usage with a content-blocking app like AdBlock Browser. Free for Android and iOS, this browser comes with a built-in ad blocking feature to save your battery, save your data and load pages faster. It also includes the option to white-list ads on sites that you want to support, which is a great addition.