Onion Browser iOS
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Onion Browser

by Mike Tigas

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Free for a limited time
$0.99 > free

App Description


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

What's new in version 1.7.4

Onion Browser 1.7.3 is a minor update that solves connection issues on some mobile networks. * Fixed support for IPv6-only (NAT64) networks, which should solve occasional connectivity issues on several mobile carriers (including T-Mobile US). IPv6-only connectivity previously only worked if you had already used Onion Browser at least once over IPv4. * Simplified "Connecting..." dialog when you launch the app. * Tor updated to * libevent updated to 2.1.8 * openssl updated to 1.0.2k Other changes in the Onion Browser 1.7 series: * 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.) * Built-in bridges have been updated to use the latest censorship-resistant bridges from Tor Browser. * 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.


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

Current Version: 1.7.4
File Size: 24Mb
Genre: Utilities
Publisher: Mike Tigas
Content Rating: 17+
Users Rating: 3.50 (4 reviews)

App Overview

The Onion Browser app game is now available for free on iOS. The application 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 Onion Browser and use it on your iPhone or iPad (See button below). If you have an Android or Windows device, you can find links to download this app here.

Developer site: Support

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  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By rainydayjuno, April 27, 2017
  • Great browser for the paranoid

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

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

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By rkswb, March 27, 2017
    Open source based... dev's jumped through hoops to bring modern tech to the iOS ecosystem. And now it's free!
  • Really good

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By FuriousGamer03, March 15, 2017
    This is the only onion browser I've seen that actually works. However, needs support to connect to the ReCatchpa servers....
  • Alright

    Rated 3 out of 5
    By Sam is sexy, March 12, 2017
    I'm sure the app works great for most people, although it wouldn't allow me to open the content I requested.
  • Great Browser! Secure!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By Captain SPACE, February 27, 2017
    I'm scared of the Deep Dark Web now. It's the Devil's Den™. Just awful and horrible. Pure evil.
Our Verdict: Great!

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