The Apple News app is flooded with advertising and personally, it ruins the reading experience for me. Advertising is everywhere, and after being accustomed to using ad-blockers in Safari, I seek a familiar experience on Apple News.
The situation is far worse on mobile games where the advertising is distasteful, frequent and takes over the entire screen.
Thankfully, there is a solution and its NextDNS.
What is NextDNS?
NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks.
How to setup on your iOS?
This is the straightforward part.
Requirements: iOS 14
- Step One: Create a NextDNS account and make a note of your Configurations ID
- Step Two: Install NextDNS iOS App
- Step Three: Open NextDNS app then go to Setting and toggle "Use Custom Configuration”. Enter your Configuration ID
- Step Four: Enable NextDNS. Accept any prompts, as necessary.
If you prefer a video walkthrough, please check out this video on YouTube by ASHD.
That's it. Enjoy Apple News and gaming without advertising.
Currently, I am only using NextDNS on my iOS devices and the free plan is more than sufficient for that. You can monitor your usage here.
I will be subscribing soon so I can set up NextDNS for my entire family. I intend to replace Eero Secure with NextDNS (more on this in the coming weeks).
NextDNS is USD20 a year and in my view, it’s incredible value.