Support

We’re always happy to hear from you on the Better support forum, by email at hello@ind.ie and on Twitter at @betterbyindie.

We’ve also compiled a list of answers to the most common questions we receive below.

Does Better only work with Safari?

Yes.

Better will not block ads in Chrome, Firefox, or other third-party browsers on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Better is a native content blocker for iPhone and iPad. It works in Safari and in apps that use the new Safari component to display web content. There is also a Safari Extension that you can use on Mac.

How do I get Better for iPhone and iPad?

The easy way: Download Better on the App Store.

Or, if you have the necessary technical knowledge and want to play: clone the source repository, run the install script, and build it for yourself.

To get the latest content, please launch or return to the app.

How do I get Better for Mac?

The easy way: Download Better on the Safari Extension Gallery.

Or, if you have the necessary technical knowledge and want to play: clone the source repository, run the install script, and build it for yourself.

The get the latest content, please restart Safari.

How do I get the latest Better content?

We are constantly updating Better’s content, including the blocking rules. To make sure you have the latest content:

On iPhone and iPad

On Mac

Can my device run Better?

It can if it has a 64-bit processor.

The oldest devices that Better will run on are the iPhone 5S, iPod touch 6, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2.

Better will not run on the iPhone 5 or the iPad Mini 1 which were the last of their line to have 32-bit processors.

Full list of devices Better runs on: iPod touch 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro.

Will you make an Android version?

No.

Google is the biggest tracker out there and so it banned content blockers from its Play store. Since we are a tiny, independent, bootstrapped two-person team we must concentrate our energies on where we can have the most impact and where we can subsist by working towards our social mission.

That said, Better is free and open source and all of Better’s content is in the commons under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license so anyone who wants to make an Android version can (perhaps for the F-Droid store, for sideloading, or as part of a third-party browser).

How’s Better different?

Better…

To learn more, read our introductory blog post.

If you want to experience the Better web for yourself, download Better from the App Store or build it from source.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on the Better support forum, by email at hello@ind.ie and on Twitter at @betterbyindie.