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Best browsers for ios

1.Safari

Free download

Safari is a fast and energy efficient web browser for macOS and iOS devices developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. It has a built-in privacy feature and works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

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  • Albert Baker

    by Albert Baker

    Safari is the go-to browser for iOS and it's one of the best browsers out there. I have it on both my iPhone and my iPad and it syncs between the two  More

  • by Julia Wade

    Looks to be an excellent suggestion. It's made by apple to run on iOS with great reviews.

  • Aaron Martinez

    by Aaron Martinez

    Safari is good browser for IOS, it comes with the system and has been integrated into the OS. I've used it on my Mac for years and never had any issue More

2.Mozilla Firefox

Free download

Mozilla Firefox is a web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corp. Compatible with Linux, macOS, Windows, Fire TV, and other operating systems, Firefox features private browsing, spell-checking, plugins, and so on.

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  • Jose Howell

    by Jose Howell

    Some people love Firefox, some love Chrome. I'm the latter. Firefox tends to be my backup browser, but I have it installed and it hasn't really done a More

  • Phillip Foster

    by Phillip Foster

    This is a very reliable fast browser. If you are looking for something secure that runs well I would try this.

3.Google Chrome

Free download

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.

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  • Li Ma

    by Li Ma

    Google chrome is not just for android anymore. I enjoy my unique browsing experience that I get with chrome. I can switch devices and pick up right wh More

  • Amanda Phillips

    by Amanda Phillips

    Google Chrome is probably the best browser currently out there, for both iOS and your computer. The fact that you can sync everything between devices  More

4.iCab Mobile

With in-app purchases

iCab Mobile is a web browser for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It supports Tabs, has a download manager, can upload files, has a fullscreen mode and much more. It is also compatible with Dropbox, iCloud, Twitter, and other social networks.

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  • Lawrence Washington

    by Lawrence Washington

    Paying for a browser is ludicrous but I decided to take the plunge anyways to see what this browser offers. I am currently not impressed. This browser More

  • Benjamin Harper

    by Benjamin Harper

    This is by far the best browser I've ever had! I will never replace with the latest browsers available out there. There aren't any annoying ads when I More

  • Heather Payne

    by Heather Payne

    iCab Mobile is probably the only search engine I use these days. It allows you to use tabbed browsing and downloading files is easier on this browser  More

  • Mark Weber

    by Mark Weber

    iCab is definitely an upgrade to browsers for iOS. The inclusion of easier to use tabs than offered by Safari is very welcome in my opinion, and reaso More

5.Red Onion

Paid: $1.99

Red Onion is a full-fledged Tor-powered browser that offers you a real solution, with multiple tabs, customizable start screen, built in ad-blocker, history, bookmarks, and much much more.

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  • by Tammy Phillips

    Red Onion is a good browser for IOS, but there are others that do just as good if not a better job and are also free. I don't see a reason to pay for  More

  • by Tiffany Newman

    Red Onion is one of the best browsers for iOS because it offers anonymous browsing through Tor, and has all of the features that other browsers have.  More

6.Brave Browser

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Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.

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  • Tyler Rose

    by Tyler Rose

    While brave doesnt try to block every ad out there, this helps pretty much block very malicious ads. Safe browser for my kids when using the ipad.

7.Firefox Quantum

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Firefox Quantum is a free, lightweight, web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop computers. It is capable of loading pages up to 44% faster with its built-in ad and script blocker, and secure private browsing.

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  • by Joseph Richardson

    Well, there really are only two big things worth using these days. I was looking for a solution to stop using Chrome after some questionable decisions google made politically. Firefox is a wonderful replacement, I daresay it even runs better!

8.Ghostery

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Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

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  • by Louis Fuller

    This is great. Custom settings to set exactly what type of privacy your comfortable with when browsing. Easy to use and lag free.

  • Julie Wells

    by Julie Wells

    I needed the best browser for iOS. I found Ghostery Privacy browser, and it has been great. Lots of options and ease of use.

9.Maxthon

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Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.

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  • Jacob Long

    by Jacob Long

    I wanted a different browser due to Safari and Chrome having their bad elements. With the ability to go incognito and as well support Flash, Maxthon w More

  • Joe Jacobs

    by Joe Jacobs

    Not a good solution because this browser only works for Android powered devices.

10.Onion Browser

with in-app purchases

Onion Browser is the original open-source Tor-powered browser for iOS which helps you to access the internet with more safety and privacy. It is available on different platforms such as Windows, Mac, and iOS. 

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  • Gloria Morales

    by Gloria Morales

    Tor is the best browser for iOS if you are concerned about your privacy and the safety of your information. Tor's network is run on volunteer-operated More

  • by Mary Carroll

    Tor is a secured browser to keep yourself and data anonymous. There are clear warnings what you should or should not do when using the browswer to max More

  • Brenda Elliott

    by Brenda Elliott

    When I decided to ditch my old limited preloaded browser, well I had to do some browsing to do. The Onion Browser powered by Tor is the best that I fo More

11.UC Browser

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UC Browser is a web browser that enhances download speeds and helps you to save data when you access data consuming sites like Facebook or when you are consuming videos. 

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  • Larry Bell

    by Larry Bell

    I've used a lot of browsers for iOS and the best I have found is UC Browser. It's pretty similar to everything else out there but it also has a built  More

  • Margaret Young

    by Margaret Young

    @Carlos Diaz UC Browser is now available on iOS. I suggest you check it out. My friends are using it as an iPhone browser and based on them, it was pr More

  • Carlos Díaz

    by Carlos Díaz

    Onion Browser is a browser for Windows, not Mac. This was not a relevant search for me.

12.Photon

Paid: $3.99

Photon is one of the few browsers for iOS that can handle Flash Player. In fact, Photon offers one of the best Flash playbacks you will be able to find on the App Store. 

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  • Frank Schmidt

    by Frank Schmidt

    Finally! A browser for ios that can use flash player! On top of that, it's a great functional browser for day to day web use. It works better than saf More

  • Johnny Flores

    by Johnny Flores

    One of the best browsers for iOS, I've used to to live stream so many different events.

13.Puffin Web Browser

Free download

Puffin Web Browser is a mobile browsing app created by CloudMosa, Inc. It offers cloud protection for safe browsing, regularly updated Flash player, and bandwidth management. Only works in US.

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  • Joan Fuller

    by Joan Fuller

    Can not help but mention Puffin Web Browser "Most of the great technology and design that this application uses are inherited from the browser on the  More

  • Wayne Hopkins

    by Wayne Hopkins

    It can't be the best browser if I've never heard of it. Also, I was looking for a resource with a full list of the top browsers out there for iOS.

  • Andrew Delgado

    by Andrew Delgado

    I had just recently gotten an iOS phone and as a first-time on a iOS device I wanted an easy browser to use. Puffin Web Browser was exactly what I wan More

14.Dolphin Browser

with in-app purchases

Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.

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  • Chirag Pawar

    by Chirag Pawar

    This browser just didn't fit what I was looking for. It tends to crash constantly and is not up to par with what I am used to. It tends to crash a lit More

  • Jessica Obrien

    by Jessica Obrien

    I've never heard of this browser and it does sound great. It definitely is what I'm looking for.

15.Opera

Free download

Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software AS. Featuring a built-in ad blocker and VPN, this free browser is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Opera is also available as a USB portable browser.

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  • Heather Phillips

    by Heather Phillips

    I used Opera when it first came out and thought it was alright but it quickly fell behind other browsers in performance and speed. Recently I decided  More

  • Shaurya Pillai

    by Shaurya Pillai

    @Anthony Allen I think you're right. This cannot be one of the best browsers for iOS since there's no platform for that. Maybe they're referring to Op More

  • Anthony Allen

    by Anthony Allen

    I would give this solution the lowest rating possible, for it doesn't fit the category of iOS, it's an android software that's listed in Google store

16.Opera Mini

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Opera Mini is a lightweight browsing app for Android and iOS devices created by Opera Software AS. Its features include blocking ads, saving data, unlimited tabs, private browsing, night mode, and video boost.

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  • Phillip Miller

    by Phillip Miller

    I have limited data on my phone and I have used many browsers to figure out which one is the best and Opera Mini by far saved me the most data. Opera  More

  • Bryan Lee

    by Bryan Lee

    The link is not working for iOS. But if you're looking for an iPhone web browser, I recommend Opera Touch. It was more updated than Opera Mini.

  • Eugene Ellis

    by Eugene Ellis

    I initially gave this 4.5 stars a few months back, but the last update seems to have done more harm than good. Things run slower across the board now. More

17.APUS Browser

Free download

APUS browser is the best performing web browser for low-end smartphones. The mobile web browser is great for daily needs and nothing else which is available on Android devices.

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  • Victoria Obrien

    by Victoria Obrien

    APUS browser is an internet browser app that is available on both Android and iOS that is designed for optimal performance on lower-tier smartphones.  More

  • Bella Zeng

    by Bella Zeng

    That's why it was not functioning well in my iPhone. Since I use this as my internet browser, it was now unavailable for iOS. Shame. 🤦‍♂️

  •  José Guadalupe Galván

    by José Guadalupe Galván

    showed me the best possible browser for my phone

18.Mercury Browser

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Mercury Browser has a rich set of features such as ad-blocker, tabbed browsing, gesture controls, and private mode browsing. It is available on Android and iOS devices. 

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  • by Abhinav Chattopadhyay

    A great mobile browser. It's not my first choice, but it's very well made and it's plugins are easier to access than most other browsers. This would b More

  • Lori Coleman

    by Lori Coleman

    Too bad it was now unavailable. This has been my iPhone browser since it has an ad-blocker. Guess I have to look for an alternative.

  • Harini Nair

    by Harini Nair

    This is amazing. It has such good reviews. It is not for use with iOS, only works with andriod.

19.Microsoft Edge

Free download

Microsoft Edge is a browser built for Windows 10, Windows Mobile and Xbox One. Edge is faster, safer & gives you longer battery life. Stream 4K & take notes on web pages. 

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  • Ashley Fields

    by Ashley Fields

    Didn't know that Microsoft Edge is also available as an iPhone web browser. Might as well try it. 😉

20.Endless Browser

with in-app purchases

Endless Browser is an app developed by Superblock in 2014. Available on iOS, it features automatic blocking of pop-up ads, integrated HTTPS Everywhere and disables SSLv2 by default. 

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  • Nicole Cunningham

    by Nicole Cunningham

    Endless Browser was pretty fast compared to other browsers for iOS. I like the tight security feature of it. 👍

DID YOU KNOW?

Despite the emergence of rival browsers, Safari still holds the crown as the best browser for iOS. Why? It is because of the integration of the iPhone and iPad's operating system with it. As restricting as it may sound, if you want to change your default browser for your iOS device, you can't. You cannot, because Safari is the native and proprietary web browser of Apple. By native, it means that Safari feels like a natural extension of the iPhone, its menus and settings. In fact, the Spotlight feature of Mac utilizes Safari to search on anything the user types. On a similar note, all external links found on Facebook or Twitter will open in Safari. When talking about security and private browsing, Safari has some restriction settings. This feature is for the parents who want to limit the websites their children could visit.

Yet, alternative web browsers for iPhone exist in the market. One great competitor is Google Chrome. While Apple takes pride that iOS devices are not prone to viruses, Google Chrome also stepped up its game. Thanks to Safe Browsing technology. Well, to be fair, almost all modern browsers use this technology. It works by checking a list of suspected phishing and malware sites. Google then checks the list of sites stored in your computer and finds a match. If there's any, a red warning page will appear to inform you that the page might harm your computer. Alongside the security feature is Chrome's some built-in quirks on iOS. This makes Chrome the best browser for cross-platform syncing. It has a built-in QR scanner, Google Now-support, a translator, and a friendly interface. In deciding which one is the fastest among them, Safari is still the winner.

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