Important note: This article refers to Freedom for iOS Version 3.0, which was removed from the App Store after Apple forbid app blocking.  If you had previously downloaded Freedom Version 3.0, you can continue to use it on your devices.  See this link for more information.  Freedom 4.0 is currently limited by Apple to blocking websites in Safari.

Here are some things to look into if you are having problems with Freedom on iOS:

  • Blocks not working on your iOS device? Freedom might not be open! Check out our document here for more info: Keeping the Freedom App Open on iOS
  • Not receiving notifications of sessions beginning or ending? You might need to enable Background App Refresh. Check out our document here for more info: iOS Background App Refresh
  • Not receiving notifications, having issues with blocklists or sessions syncing, or having sudden issues? Running on Low Power Mode can cause some of these problems. Check here for a fix: iOS Low Power Mode
  • Freedom is only working on either Wifi or mobile data? Freedom is only working on your desktop but not on your iOS device Check out this article for some tests and information on what might be causing the problem: DNS Hijacking

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