Onion Browser iOS
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Onion Browser

by Mike Tigas

Free for a limited time
$0.99 > free


Onion Browser is the original open-source Tor-powered browser for iOS. Onion Browser helps you bypass censorship and access the internet with more safety and privacy.

You can read more about Onion Browser on the official Tor Project Blog: https://blog.torproject.org/node/1255

“The best Tor-related offering on iOS right now is Onion Browser” - The Daily Dot, October 14, 2015.

Featured in: The New York Times, The Guardian, Salon, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Lifehacker, Macworld, The Daily Dot, & others.

• Browse the internet over Tor:

  • Websites do not see your real IP address.
  • ISPs and insecure wireless networks cannot track your browsing.
  • Access .onion sites that are only accessible over Tor.

• Defeat internet filters and censors with "obfs4" & "meek" traffic masking.

• Fight online tracking: use a new IP address and clear your cookies/history/cache in one button.

• And more privacy-enhancing features!

Web browsing is much slower than through a normal web browser or a VPN because your traffic is encrypted and relayed through the Tor network.

Multimedia often bypass Tor and compromise your privacy; video files and video streams are blocked by default and are not supported by Onion Browser.

Onion Browser might not work when inside countries or using ISPs that actively block Tor. If the app does not connect, try using bridges or visit the Help/Support page to see what you can do. Onion Browser does not carry any guarantee of successful use.

Use of Onion Browser is at your own risk; remember that sensitive data does not always belong on a mobile device.

Onion Browser is free and open-source software. You can read more about Onion Browser and how to support development of Tor on iOS by visiting onionbrowser.com

Onion Browser App Details & Overview

Onion Browser is an application developed by Mike Tigas and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 8.2 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download the Onion Browser app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 1.7.8

Onion Browser 1.7.6 is a minor update: * Built-in bridges have been updated to use the latest censorship-resistant bridges from Tor Browser. (obfs4 and updated.) * OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2L * A new in-app way to support continuing development of Onion Browser. Other changes in the Onion Browser 1.7 series: * Tor (since Onion Browser 1.7.5) * Bridge handling revised so that built-in bridges get updated when Onion Browser updates. (Previously you had to de-select and re-select a bridge type to get updated bridges.) * Tor, libevent, and OpenSSL are now built using the Tor.framework toolkit. See github.com/icepa for more information. * The Onion Browser default homepage is now significantly faster.

Rank in top paid apps

Ranking - Apps (iPhone) - United States
  • Onion Browser is currently ranked #30 on the iOS store in united states.
  • Onion Browser is a good rated app with 3.5 stars.
  • The app is currently Free, instead of its regular price of $0.99.

App Updates (View More)

  • $0.99 -> Free Dec 1, 2016
  • Release v1.2.4 Jul 31, 2012
  • Release v1.2.3 Apr 25, 2012

App Data

Current Version: 1.7.8
File Size: 41Mb
Genre: Utilities
Publisher: Mike Tigas
Content Rating: 17+
Users Rating: 3.50 (690 reviews)
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Onion Browser Reviews

No complaints

Rated 5 out of 5
By C Puckett on August 9, 2017
I'm no guru, not even a student, but I can use this app just fine


Rated 5 out of 5
By This Angel Has Flown.... on August 1, 2017
Yes, it's a bit rough around the edges, but it's better than the alternative.


Rated 5 out of 5
By tiny awesome!! on May 24, 2017
Good stuff

Onion browser all day every day

Rated 5 out of 5
By AustinG from San Antonio on May 19, 2017
Finally I feel safe in my own code


Rated 5 out of 5
By rainydayjuno on April 27, 2017

Great browser for the paranoid

Rated 5 out of 5
By Scandalous Savage on April 7, 2017
Best TOR browser on iOS. Don't let the fakes fool you.

Infinite update

Rated 5 out of 5
By mick3035 on April 6, 2017
I also had the "infinite update" issue. Killed app - rebooted phone - updated app. Seems to have worked for...

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