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    Default Ad Blocker for iPad?

    Is there something I can do to stop the pop-up ads that take over my screen when I'm at DFP?
    They keep telling me I won my choice of 3 or 4 gift cards of which only the WalMart card us available. You can't get out of the screen, so I always wind up leaving DFP. I use my iPad for DFP at work because my company has flagged it as an unsafe site.

    Any recommendations?

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    My iPad is old and no longer supported by the Ad Blocker software available. I get getting error messages that they are not compatible with my OS when I try to download. Really frustrating since DFP has become virtually unusable on it.
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    There are some suggestions in a thread under the Technical Support forum way at the bottom. Another thing you can try is turning off Search Engine Suggestions and Safari Suggestions on your device. That seemed to help me.

    Go to Settings/Safari and then slide the two buttons over. Not sure it takes out everything, but it seems to help. I also wonder if these problems might be related to the major hardware design flaw affecting iOS devices that was in the news recently. You might want to try updating your operating system too, just in case.
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    Thanks Ken, I'm trying it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Krause View Post
    There are some suggestions in a thread under the Technical Support forum way at the bottom. Another thing you can try is turning off Search Engine Suggestions and Safari Suggestions on your device. That seemed to help me.

    Go to Settings/Safari and then slide the two buttons over. Not sure it takes out everything, but it seems to help. I also wonder if these problems might be related to the major hardware design flaw affecting iOS devices that was in the news recently. You might want to try updating your operating system too, just in case.
    For the record DFP is the ONLY website/message board I am having issues with and I am active on several...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    For the record DFP is the ONLY website/message board I am having issues with and I am active on several...
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    I don't even try to get on DFP with my Samsung Note 8 anymore... too much Spam

    DFP only on the Desk top computer now...

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    CHROME helps but doesnt fix it. i use adblock and it helps some. i recently changed jobs and they gave me a surface notebook and i dont have any issues with it but I prefer my ipad.
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    I’m using Adblock on iPad. Helps a lot, not a complete fix. The free gift card pop ups seem to go in waves.
    Incremental improvement

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    Download and install Firefox for IOS and get the Privacy Badger addon from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. It blocks all of the nonsense. As I type right now it is blocking 13 tracking cookies and it has an ad blocker that works.

    From my desktop I get 0 ads popping up.
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    I'm encountering the same problem as JAD, my iPad is too old for the ad blockers to work.
    I am only able to access DFP right now because I'm trying a new private browser called Ghostery.
    Between the Walmart pop-up ads that take over the page and the fact that i am denied access at work because IT has deemed DFP an "unsafe site" , my access here has become seriously restricted.

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