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Description

Start blocking ads on Safari immediately. Ad blocking loads pages 4x faster, saves up to 50% of your data and much more! Crystal Adblock is easy to use and makes the browsing experience on your iPhone and iPad much more enjoyable.
*Block all annoying ads on your iPhone and iPad*
Ads will no longer clutter the small screen of your mobile device. Browse your favorite webpages without distractions from annoying banners and pop-ups.
*Save up to 50% of your data*
Ads can consume a really high percentage of your data plan. By blocking ads, Crystal Adblock helps to optimize the usage of your data for the online activities that matter to you.
*Load pages 4x faster & enhance battery life*
Browsing is sped up considerably with Crystal Adblock. The duration of your device’s battery life is also rapidly improved.
*Stay safe and secure*
Did you know that ads can hide malware and tracking? Protect yourself from these risks by using Crystal Adblock.
A few words from satisfied users:
***** I couldn't be more pleased with how well this app performs
***** Simple, cheap and does what it says it does. Can't get better than that!!
***** Completely satisfied! You won't regret buying this app for less than a dollar.
***** Makes the Internet usable again .
***** SO NECESSARY
Get Crystal Adblock now and enjoy ad-free browsing!
Discover more at http://crystalapp.co
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalapp
Twitter: @_CrystalApp

What's New in Version 1.3

New features added:
Added user on-boarding screens.
Support your favourite websites by whitelisting them.
We've also included a Safari Extension for quick & easy whitelisting ;)
Also includes Acceptable Ads, an optional feature to show your support for better advertising.
Graphics have been overhauled across the app so it has a more pleasing aesthetic.
Also I rewrote the sync engine to be more efficient and less error prone.
Enjoying Crystal? It'll be great if you could leave a rating or review :)
This is only a teaser of what's to come, look out for Crystal 2.0 coming soon!

Seller

Name

Dean Murphy

URL

Information

Developer

Categories

Version

1.3

Size

15.1 MB

Game Center

No

VPP Device Licensing

Yes

Rating

Rated: 4+

Compatibility

iOS 9.0 or later

Devices

iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad Pro, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 5, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPhone 5c, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air3, iPad Air3Cellular, iPad Mini5, iPad Mini5Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

Languages

English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Customer Ratings

All Versions

50 Ratings

Customer Reviews

Don’t bother

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JayEcko8
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2018-12-05
Version 1.3
From what I can see it doesn’t block a thing, still get adverts and pop ups as usual. Waste of money.

Not suitable

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Ben_Lewis02
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2018-09-25
Version 1.3
Many may had found this app for safari yes but a large majority of people need an ad blocker that stops ads as a majority in any app in general. It is an essential thing to have as it it annoying to have so deal with ads in an app. I do not recommend buying this app as it is “good” but exactly equal to an app you would find for free on the App Store.

No no no

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hytrcvjjg&b
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2018-08-06
Version 1.3
It is a waste of time and money, does not work still get video pop up,

Great simple adblocker

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Russ Nettle
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2018-06-10
Version 1.3
Clean design and super simple to use 👍 better battery life and faster browsing !!

Doesn’t work

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Steveho100
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2018-04-16
Version 1.3
Loads of ads trickling through now as compared to when I originally started using
I guess they have sold out ? Don’t waste your money

Pointless

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Marmite222
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2018-02-03
Version 1.3
Waste of money the whole 75p I watch a lot of football streams and when I go on my preferred websites they ask me to turn my ad blocker off as they make money off it which is fair enough but I can’t access the site unless I turn the ad blocker off which defeats the point of me buying this app and also when I use this app it slows my phone down considerably don’t bother!!!!

Excellent

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Tig$
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2017-12-26
Version 1.3
I have been using the app since its release and am pleased to say that I am no longer hassled by nagging web site ads.

Blocked picture and comment section on several websites

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WestwoodRKO
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2017-10-13
Version 1.3
I always thought the constant loading comment section/not displaying pictures were safari’s cache problem since updated to iOS 11, finally found the culprit today! Won’t be using it anymore, will stick to other apps.

Doesn't work

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JAS299
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2017-07-29
Version 1.3
Ads getting through. Waste of money. Avoid.

If I could minus a star I would

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calvinjnr
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2017-06-30
Version 1.3
Still getting pop ups. Waste of time and money!

Excellent app

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Rudd3rs
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2017-04-09
Version 1.3
Works efficiently and simply. No faffing with lots of options.
Great price. Recommended.
Be sure to check out the developer's Twitter feed on Acceptable Ads: some other reviews here seem to have missed the point.

Works well

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De Katz
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2017-01-29
Version 1.3
Most impressed. It works for me. Now have it on all our devices.

Not working

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mjmills93
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2016-12-29
Version 1.3
Downloaded so I could watch shows online. Not a single ad was blocked.

I'm very happy and I am recommending to all I know

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C0ventryclare
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2016-11-22
Version 1.3
I liked the previous versions and I like this better.
If you decide you do not want to block all ads you can choose to use one of the whitelist options in app settings.
You do not have to use a whitelist at all, but if you do the options controlling whitelisted ads are very flexible and very simple to set.

App no longer blocks ads

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David84829582
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2016-10-28
Version 1.3
I've been using this app since release. However it no longer blocks ads.
Uninstalling. Refund?

Adding any site to whitelist causes empty spaces

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Vas_82
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2016-10-27
Version 1.3
Adding a site to whitelist causes empty spaces (where ads go) on all other sites. Please fix as whitelist is unusable now if I have to sacrifice all other sites displaying white blocks of empty space

Does the job, and well it appears

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Ed brennan
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2016-10-24
Version 1.3
Excellent

Ads getting through!

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Barmy33
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2016-10-17
Version 1.3
Unfortunately since the update, ads are now getting through regardless of the toggle settings.
Time to find an alternative, shame, it was great in the beginning!

It doesn't work like it use to adds get through

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Willlikesocks
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2016-10-09
Version 1.3
Doesn't block all ads since last update, more get through.
Better apps available
Also doesn't block adds in apps - that would be a good future option

Stopped working

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Rob Brice
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2016-10-07
Version 1.3
Recent iOS updates have resulted in Crystal no longer working. A complete waste - far better ad blockers available, that actually do what they're supposed to.

Really Pretty Good

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Jsl99
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2016-10-03
Version 1.3
i should start by saying it would be worth 4.5 stars or 88% if you prefer percentage ratings but i'm quite harsh and think 5 stars is 100% perfect.
I think this is the best ad block app on the iphone because it does more than just block adds. it consumes less data and works faster when enabled. i don't even know how that works surely more code = more slow down but i guess it doesn't need to load ads. anyway i'm getting off topic the developer also added features to black list websites to stop them being suggested, show up in search and i assume cached and a white list which allows you to essentially favourite websites which it will prioritise.
there is also a feature allowing you to tell the developer a website has ads that aren't blocked which allows you to help keep the app updated and improve it overall.
in conclusion this app is worth the £1.49 you will have it running passively without really knowing and may forget about it but it will be working to stop pop ups and reduce your data and loading speeds.

It's fire and forget

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Mackyasse
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2016-10-01
Version 1.3
Install Crystal and forget about it and it'll just do its job I use it in tandem with Ad Block Plus for belt and braces - they still can remove all ads but they sure trim down on the worst offences

Fails to block adverts since update.

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Rez1976
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2016-09-30
Version 1.3
I've used this application since it was first released and never had a problem (or an advert), since the last update to allow non-intrusive ads I can no longer get rid of Google ads. Even after turning off allow non-intrusive ads. An ad blocker that doesn't block ads is pointless. I've installed ad block plus and guess what? It blocks ads! Cya.

Works like a charm. Acceptable Ads are OPTIONAL and blacklist frequently updated!

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the_impostor
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2016-09-30
Version 1.3
I've used this since it first came out and I've always been impressed with how well it blocks ads.
Yes the default setting is now to allow "Acceptable Ads" but it's SO easy to switch this off, so it really doesn't deserve 1* reviews.
This is well worth downloading!!

Great adblocker

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DeanoUK87
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2016-09-30
Version 1.3
One of my favourite adblockers on iOS. I love how it removes the space left behind by ads too, some other apps leave websites cluttered with blank space.

💦🔫🔫

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Igloouk
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2016-09-18
Version 1.2
Ad blocker plus is better

Gone downhill

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Smurfy2000
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2016-09-17
Version 1.2
Unable to update block list is what l see. Still doesn't block certain ads despite reporting a site.

Trustworthy?

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GrGe789
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2016-09-15
Version 1.2
Take care! I paid for the app, only to then find out (e.g. from the Verge) that the developer is accepting payment for letting ads through. He claims in his blog that there will be an opt out, but he's got a clear conflict of interest now that money is involved. I don't trust him and would not have bought the app had I known.

Works great and closes blanked ad space

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wilf21r
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2016-09-03
Version 1.2
Unlike some other reviewers, I find Crystal continues to work really well. And, as at Sep 2016, it still does a brilliant job for me. I've tried other Safari ad blockers and none, to date, is as good as this one.
An added bonus is that Crystal seems to close up the blank spaces left where blocked adverts would have been, so I never even need to know they were there. Other ad blockers just seem to leave the blank area in place, which I find rather annoying.
Not sure why others are having problems with too many ads still appearing; here, I just get the pages I want, with virtually no or completely no ads at all.

Not as good as it used to be

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Scooby2529
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2016-09-02
Version 1.2
So when this 1st came out it was great it stopped all the ads etc but now no longer works and all sorts of ads messing up the pages I'm viewing .

Doesn't work...

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SR-71 Blackbird
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2016-08-29
Version 1.2
It used to work, now it doesn't. Deleted.

Getting worse

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Markbarry1977
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2016-08-26
Version 1.2
The amount of ads getting through is ever increasing. Especially with the latest update. There 'white list' must be getting larger.

It's useless

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efappreview
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2016-08-25
Version 1.2
I'm noticing MORE tracking and personalised ads with this installed. I have everything turned on but it's as though it isn't there.
I can't believe I paid for this app while I'm now using another free app that works.

Doesn't block Facebook

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0X7C0
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2016-08-15
Version 1.2
Doesn't even block Facebook. Was good a year ago, is useless now.

Rubbish

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Devilfish360
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2016-07-13
Version 1.2
Worked great at first but I've had more and more ads coming through. Will be replacing it with something else

This app does NOT give add free surfing.

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Koda1
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2016-07-01
Version 1.2
When I 1st bought this app it was great. THEN, the app developers did a deal with the devil and basically the app is pointless as 90%of adds now get through. This is due to the advertisers paying to be "whitelisted". This means they bribe the developer of the app to allow their adds through. So the developer is not only taking your hard earned cash for a service don't provide, it's getting paid a lot of money from advertiser for a service it obviously is providing. AND THATS NOT BLOCKING ADS FOR THEM.

Brilliant

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John Soton
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2016-04-22
Version 1.2
This app works very well and changes the whole surfing experience for the better. Don't believe the moaners, this is a major improvement in the control of unwanted advertisements and their intrusion into your life.

Allows almost all advertising through

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omgitslurch
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2016-04-01
Version 1.2
The app is a waste of time. Allows so many ads through now that it's difficult to tell the difference between having it enabled or disabled.
Know that advertisers can pay for crystal to allow them through. Judging by recent experience almost everyone has paid to be allowed through.

Doesn't work anymore!

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JBAEdmonds
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2016-03-25
Version 1.2
I used the app for a while and it worked really well. Now it doesn't, lots of ads coming through on many sites so it doesn't do what it is designed to. File alongside the waterproof tea bag and buy something else

No use

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mainlime
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2016-03-24
Version 1.2
An ad blocker that doesn't block ads. I keep it on the shelf next to my chocolate teapot.

Now does not work. Do not buy

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Arthurkinnel
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2016-03-11
Version 1.2
Used to work, now doesn't, for reasons other commenters have stated.

Gone badly downhill, there's better alternatives.

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ScudUK
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2016-03-11
Version 1.2
I've been using Crystal since the day it was released and until recently liked it. But over the past few weeks I've been noticing more and more ads creeping through when I'm browsing.
I've always kept the app up to date so that's not the issue. Decided to try 1Blocker out of curiosity as a comparison and it's by far and away the better app. Even by default it blocks significantly more adverts and it's hugely customizable. (No, I'm not affiliated in any way with that app.)
Crystal has been uninstalled and I'll never use it again. I hope for the sake of any customers who remain with Crystal, that it drastically improves sooner than later.

Mixed experience

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Swahsam
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2016-03-08
Version 1.2
Ads still appear. Disappointed.

disappointed

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BeansBoy
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2016-03-04
Version 1.2
not kept up to date. does not block adds anymore. poor. do not purchase unless the app has since been updated. started off working

A real shame..

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russmyers93
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2016-02-28
Version 1.2
App worked great at first now ads are shown again on lots of sites. Not right...

Avoid this Scam

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yaktamer
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2016-02-26
Version 1.2
After taking money from users for an ad-blocking service the developer then goes to companies and takes money for their ads to be shown, even though the users have just paid precisely for that NOT to happen! This app should be banned from the App Store because it is little more than a scam. Now I have to pay again for an ad blocker that actually works rather than shows me tons of ads which make the greedy developer even richer.

Rubbish

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محمد شیرازی
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2016-02-24
Version 1.2
What you must know is that the developers of this app shows what the plan was in first place.
Playing dirty like a double agent, working with both sides.
Charging us to block ads and get paid from ads company to show their ads.
Shame on you

Fantastic!

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Boyinabubble
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2016-02-17
Version 1.2
Adblocking is a major update to iOS. This one works extremely well blocking the annoying ads that slow sites down. I have definitely noticed a significant speed increase while using Safari.

Useless

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jaijai1
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2016-02-14
Version 1.2
Ir really didn't block anything at all
Don't waste money on it