Opened on 07/05/2017 at 02:03:51 PM

Closed on 08/10/2017 at 01:20:20 PM

Last modified on 10/13/2017 at 05:59:00 PM

#5376 closed defect (fixed)

ABP no longer blocks ads on iOS11

Reported by: traynard Assignee: dzhang
Priority: P2 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-iOS/macOS Keywords:
Cc: mario, jand, tomasnovella Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: iOS
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



iOS 11 - iPhone 7 - ABP v1.1.0

How to reproduce

  1. Disable AA in the ABP app and ensure Safari settings has ABP enabled as the content blocker
  2. In Safari, Navigate to
  3. Open any of the top story articles

Observed behaviour

Ads are shown in the following locations:
top of the page (below header), Middle of the article content, and beneath the article navigation (sponsored stories)

Expected behaviour

No ads should be shown when AA is disabled

NOTE: Same behavior when AA is enabled.

Attachments (2)

IMG_0011.PNG (1.6 MB) - added by wmchris on 07/13/2017 at 10:31:00 PM.
With enabled abp on ios11
IMG_0012.PNG (1.7 MB) - added by wmchris on 07/13/2017 at 10:31:28 PM.
Disabled abp on ios11

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed on 07/05/2017 at 02:11:04 PM by mario

  • Cc jand tomasnovella added

@jand, @tomasnovella, can you look into that?

comment:2 Changed on 07/12/2017 at 02:19:02 PM by mario

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P2
  • Ready set

comment:3 Changed on 07/12/2017 at 04:53:13 PM by CraftyDeano

This was an issue Apple was aware of affecting iOS 11 Developer Beta 1 & 2 and Public Beta 1.

This has been resolved in Developer Beta 3 of iOS 11 and most likely in the upcoming Public Beta 2.

I could not reproduce this issue on iOS 11 Beta 3 - iPhone 7+ - iOS 11b3

Resolved Issues

  • In beta 2 and earlier, Safari Content Blockers may not have blocked content as expected.

Workaround: If a Content Blocker is not working as expected, in Settings > SafarI, toggle the state of the Content Blocker.

Last edited on 07/12/2017 at 04:54:54 PM by CraftyDeano

comment:4 Changed on 07/13/2017 at 06:59:55 AM by mario

@traynard, can you confirm, that it works with iOS beta 3 using the current build?

comment:5 Changed on 07/13/2017 at 08:11:15 AM by wmchris

@mario i can not confirm this. Bug still appears on latest public beta. Workaround does not work either

comment:6 Changed on 07/13/2017 at 01:58:42 PM by traynard

@mario @wmchris - I am actually seeing this working much better on beta 3 now. The example in this ticket is working as expected now (no ads).

Changed on 07/13/2017 at 10:31:00 PM by wmchris

With enabled abp on ios11

Changed on 07/13/2017 at 10:31:28 PM by wmchris

Disabled abp on ios11

comment:7 Changed on 07/13/2017 at 10:33:14 PM by wmchris

See attached Images. Abp doesnt work on non Public beta3 with disabled aa. Normally this page is adfree with abp. Same problem with pub Beta 2

Last edited on 07/13/2017 at 10:34:01 PM by wmchris

comment:8 Changed on 07/17/2017 at 04:47:06 PM by traynard

@wmchris - what model of iPad are you using? I have tested on iPhone and iPad and am not seeing any ads on the example site in your screenshots.

comment:9 Changed on 08/09/2017 at 11:23:23 AM by dzhang

I tested ABP with iOS 11 beta 5 (on iPad Pro) also against

Ads were blocked when ABP is active and AA is enabled.

Therefore, ABP appears to be working with the latest beta iOS beta version. For those times when it is not immediately blocking ads after activation of ABP, one or more page refreshes seems to get it to work.

Last edited on 08/10/2017 at 01:20:02 PM by dzhang

comment:10 Changed on 08/10/2017 at 01:20:20 PM by dzhang

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:11 Changed on 10/13/2017 at 05:59:00 PM by dzhang

  • Owner set to dzhang

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