There is one thing common between YouTube, Hulu, and Pandora, i.e., Advertisements. If you are using these three apps, then you have seen many ads in between the content that you are watching. Advertisements are part of movies and TV shows, but when it started to give a feel as if the movie or a TV show is being shown in between the advertisements, it feels a bit annoying.
In the past few months, many users have been complaining about that. They are seeing a flurry of advertisements in between the content on these three apps. Due to this, the data is consumed rather quickly, the device is getting slower at a faster pace and people are forced to delete the apps.
But, there is a good news. If you don’t want to see those annoying ads, popping up on the screen in all directions, then you can use ad-blockers. If you want to know how to add an ad-blocker in your Apple iPhone, then the first thing that you will have to make sure is that you are using a jailbroken phone. You will not get too many reliable apps in the app store of a locked phone, so you have to use an unlocked phone. It is quite easy to find third-party browsers where ads can be blocked, but there isn’t any ad-block available where the ads that appear in apps are blocked directly.
There is an app named ‘Weblock for iOS’, which you can use to block obtrusive online content, which could be anything, banner ads, popups, stats and user tracking, etc.
Along with these, the app is used to block many services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media from websites in order to ensure that your personal information remains private. This ad-blocker works seamlessly in YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Pandora.
What is the process of using Weblock to block ads in iOS 7?
Once you download and install this app from iOS app store, you will see certain ad servers being blocked automatically. You can see that from Adservers and Generic Adservers.
But, you will not see any ad getting blocked at that time because there is a series of steps that you will have to perform in order to make it happen. Tap ‘three-line menu’ from the top-left corner of the screen followed by selecting ‘Setup’ from which, you will see the information on how to open up the settings and enter a proxy URL. This proxy URL will be used by Weblock to reroute any ad requests through ‘dummy’ proxy.
Now, go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Wi-Fi’ and ‘Select your Wi-Fi network’. After that, you need to set ‘HTTP proxy to auto’. Now, press and hold in order to paste the link followed by restarting your iPhone.
What’s the way of blocking ads in Hulu Plus and Pandora?
To do so, you need to tap ‘Block Hulu ads’ and ‘Block Pandora Ads’ on the screen, followed by ticking the boxes corresponding to each option. Then, restart both apps along with the device to bring changes into effect.
In Hulu+, you will see a black loading screen in place of ads, so if you don’t want to see that, then tap and select the next scene manually after the ads to skip that loading screen.
If you see the ads being frozen, then there is definitely some bug in the Hulu+ ad blocker, so you need to force close the app and reopen it.
What is the process of blocking ads in the YouTube app?
You will find an option of blocking YouTube ads, but that option is not enabled. Most of the users have reported problems while selecting the option to turn on the ad-block. But, the ads were blocked by Weblock eventually.
You can use the same app to block ads on YouTube, as it works seamlessly, and without any bugs.