Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#3175 reopened change

Change app workflow — at Version 3

Reported by: sven Assignee:
Priority: P2 Milestone: Adblock-Plus-for-iOS-next
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-iOS/macOS Keywords: salsita 2015q4
Cc: fhd, mario, lisabielik, jeen Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: iOS
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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Description (last modified by sven)


There are several problems, when activating the content blocker. Therefore we decided to improve the user workflow.

What to change

The new workflow is put into three steps.

  • Step 1: The user will see a notification overlay, which prevents the user to use/see the main app. The notification is a combination of what we currently showing in our second on-boarding slide and the main screen. The headline of the notification overlay, which is designed like a default iOS notification, is " Turn on Adblock Plus in your Safari settings first". After that we have a (standard iOS) blue button with the label "1. Open iOS Settings". This button will link to the general iOS settings (we're not able to link to the Safari -> Content Blockers menu. The reasons are iOS restrictions). After the blue button there are two other textual items, which are: "2. Go to Safari → Content Blockers" and "3. Enable Adblock Plus". After that there is a visual separator (little 2px dots) and another label which says "Watch how-to video" (color: standard blue). When clicking this label, the how-to video opens and behave like it currently does.
  • Step 2: The user needs to activate Adblock Plus in the Safari settings. Step 1 will be visible in the app as long as this is not done.
  • Step 3: After the user activated Adblock Plus in the Safari settings, a confirmation message will be displayed in the Adblock Plus app. This will include a check mark icon, followed by a visual separator (same dots such as in step 1). Below that, the Acceptable Ads introduction will follow.

Headline: You're in control

Text: Annoying ads are always blocked, while nonintrusive ads are displayed by default. You can change this setting at any time in:
Acceptable Ads → Allow some nonintrusive ads

After that, there is a (standard iOS) blue button with the label "Start Adblock Plus". Clicking this button will lead you to the main app.

  • Step 4: The main app is basically the current settings page but with little visual adjustments.


  1. Step 1
  2. Step 2
  3. Main app screen

What needs to be done:

  • Style guides
  • Final wording

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