What if I told you you can speed up the web browsing on your iPhone by 500%? Yes, that would be a lie! BUT what f I told you you can indeed speed up the your iPhone web browsing by blocking ads? Ahh see, now you/re interested.
Web browsing on your iPhone is usually pretty fast. But sometimes you have to rely on the sloooow Edge network and if you’re visiting a site that has a few banner ads, it will terribly slow you down.
There is now an easy way to block ads in Safari and speed up your web browsing. How to do that?
- Make sure you are on a jailbroken iPhone
- Download this file
- SSH into your iPhone to /etc/
- Replace the hosts file with the new hosts file you downloaded in Step 2
- Reboot your iPhone
You should now be able to navigate the web without any ads!
Thanks to James for this trick.
Note: like any hack, it is not guaranteed that it will work and it may cause conflicts with other applications. I highly recommend you backup your iPhone before doing that.