This article explains what settings to check if you want to make sure that 1Blocker is turned on and ready to protect you.
The first thing to confirm is that all 1Blocker extensions are enabled in your iPhone's or iPad's Settings > Safari > Content Blockers (under 'General' section). There will be eight switches related to 1Blocker. They are responsible for specific rule categories. Our extensions do not slow down Safari, therefore to make it more convenient for you, we recommend enabling all of them in your device's Settings and manage content blocking in the 1Blocker app instead.
Now it's worth checking whether these categories are turned on in the app itself. You just need to open the 1Blocker app and enable content blocking categories you are interested in. Done, you are all set.
On macOS devices, the process is pretty much the same. After the installation is completed, in the Safari browser, go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions and enable all the checkboxes related to 1Blocker.
There will be a separate 1Blocker Button extension. Even though it is optional, this extension is extremely useful:
- It is responsible for iCloud sync and cloud rule updates
- It shows what exactly was blocked on web pages you visit
- It allows you to quickly whitelist domains, hide page elements, make sites https-only and more
1Blocker doesn't seem to be working?
In case everything is set as we described above, but it looks like the blocking rules are not reaching any of the websites you visit, it is worth re-toggling all default and custom categories even if they don't contain any rules. This will make Safari sync the rules once again.