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How to Watch Adult Content Safely on iOS

Key Points:

  • Trackers on adult websites quietly gather and circulate users' private data.
  • The browser extension Ghostery Tracker & Ad Blocker can obstruct those trackers and ads on most web pages, including adult sites, to shield your information.
How to Watch Adult Content Safely on iOS
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How to Watch Adult Content Safely on iOS

Many people watch adult content. And not just on desktops, but on their phones.

Maintaining online privacy can be challenging when using today’s web browsers. Your browsing history, preferences, and personal information could be exposed to others.

Watching adult content can also expose you to various online threats that can compromise your privacy and security.

We will discuss why online privacy is important, what risks are associated with watching adult content on your phone, and how you can protect yourself with Ghostery, a powerful and easy-to-use privacy tool.

Risks associated with watching adult content on your phone

Many internet users are concerned about their online privacy being violated through tracking and targeted advertising. Online privacy includes the right to control what information you share with others on the internet and how it is used.

Watching adult content on your phone can pose several risks to your online privacy, such as malware, data breaches, and ad trackers.

Understanding the Threats

To watch adult sites safely on your phone, you need to understand the threats that you may encounter and how they can affect your online privacy. Below are the most common threats.

Data breaches and personal information leaks

Data breaches are incidents where unauthorized parties gain access to confidential or sensitive data stored by a website or service that you use. Data breaches can occur due to hacking attacks, human errors, system failures, or insider threats.

Data breaches that can expose your browsing history, preferences, habits, or sensitive information (such as credit card details, passwords, or photos) to hackers, cybercriminals, or third parties who can use it for malicious purposes.

Personal information leaks are incidents where you unintentionally share your personal preferences with others on the internet.

Personal information leaks can occur due to various reasons, namely:

  • Using weak or reused passwords for different websites or services.
  • Logging in to unsecured websites or networks that do not use encryption (HTTPS).
  • Sharing your personal information on social media platforms or forums without proper privacy settings.
  • Sending or receiving sensitive information via email or messaging apps without encryption.

Malware and malicious websites

Malware is any software that is designed to harm or exploit your device or data. Malware can be disguised as legitimate apps or files that you download from the internet or receive via email or messaging apps. This software can also be embedded in malicious websites that you visit while browsing adult content.

Malicious websites that can infect your phone with viruses, spyware, ransomware, or other harmful software that can steal your data, damage your device, or extort money from you.

Malware can perform various actions on your phone, such as:

  • Recording your keystrokes, screen activity, camera feed, microphone input, or location.
  • Accessing your contacts, messages, photos, videos, or other files.
  • Deleting or encrypting your data and demanding a ransom for its recovery.
  • Hijacking your browser settings, redirecting you to unwanted websites, or displaying pop-ups or banners.
  • Consuming your battery life, bandwidth, or storage space.

Ad trackers and their implications

Ad trackers are scripts or codes that are embedded in websites or apps that you use. Trackers can monitor your online activity and collect various types of data about you.

Ad trackers can monitor your online activity, collect your personal data, and create a profile of you that can be sold or shared with other companies who can target you with personalized ads, offers, or recommendations that can influence your behavior or decisions.

These trackers can use various methods to identify and track you across different websites or devices.

Some of these methods are:

  • Cookies: Small files that are stored on your browser that contain information about your preferences, settings or behavior.
  • Fingerprinting: A technique that analyzes various characteristics of your device (such as screen resolution, browser version or fonts) to create a unique identifier for you.
  • Supercookies: Persistent files that are stored on your device (such as Flash cookies or HTML5 storage) that are harder to delete than regular cookies.
  • Device IDs: Unique identifiers that are assigned to your device (such as IMEI or MAC address) that can be used to track you across different apps or networks.

Trackers can use the data they collect about you to create a profile of you that can be sold or shared with other companies who can use it for various purposes, such as:

  • Personalized advertising: Showing you ads that are tailored to your interests or needs based on your online behavior or preferences.
  • Behavioral targeting: Influencing your behavior or decisions by showing you ads that are designed to elicit a specific response from you (such as clicking buying or subscribing).
  • Social engineering: Manipulating you into performing an action that is beneficial to the attacker (such as phishing, scamming or spreading misinformation).

Introducing Ghostery: Your Privacy Companion

To protect yourself from the threats that we have discussed, you need a reliable and effective privacy tool that can help you browse the internet safely. Ghostery is a privacy tool that can help you do just that.

What is Ghostery?

Ghostery is a browser extension and a mobile app that can block unwanted trackers, enhance your browsing speed, and reduce your digital footprint.

Ghostery also allows you to see who is tracking you on every website that you visit and what data they are collecting about you.

Our extension allows you to explore the web faster by eliminating clutter and reducing bandwidth consumption.

How Ghostery ensures online privacy

Ghostery ensures online privacy by using various features and technologies that can prevent or mitigate the threats discussed above.

  • Ad blocking: Ghostery blocks ads on most websites.
  • Tracker blocking: Ghostery blocks unwanted trackers by using a comprehensive database of the most prevalent trackers that are categorized by type and purpose.
  • Anti-Tracking protection: Ghostery enhances your anti-tracking protection by using advanced techniques that can counteract various tracking methods.
  • Cookie consent management: Ghostery's Never-Consent allows users to automatically reject all cookie consent requests, empowering people to effortlessly protect their privacy as they browse the web. This feature blocks sites from setting any non-essential cookies without consent, putting privacy first while maintaining a smooth browsing experience. 

Benefits of Using Ghostery While Watching Adult Content

Using Ghostery while watching adult content can provide you with various benefits that can enhance your browsing experience and protect your privacy.

Blocking unwanted trackers

By blocking unwanted trackers, Ghostery can help you prevent malvertising from infecting your phone or stealing your data. This happens because Ghostery reduces ad clutter by blocking intrusive ads that distract you from enjoying the content.

This browser extension can also limit data breaches and personal information leaks by limiting the amount of data that is shared with third parties.

Enhanced browsing speed

Ghostery can help you save time and bandwidth by loading websites faster and more efficiently. This also helps improve performance and battery life by reducing CPU usage and memory consumption.

How to Set Up Ghostery on Your Phone

Ghostery is a reliable site blocker for iPhone, allowing you to control your browsing experience effectively.

Downloading and installing Ghostery

To install Ghostery’s ad blocker extension on Safari, do the following:

  1. Go to our website and click on Get Ghostery.
  2. Select the Get button in the App Store.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the extension to your browser.
  4. Enjoy an ad-free browsing experience with Ghostery!

Never installed a browser extension on Safari? No worries. Check out our instructions on how to get started or watch our YouTube video guide.

Once you’re finished, you will automatically block ads on your iPhone for any website you visit — with no need for any configuration.

Additional Tips for Safe Browsing

In addition to using Ghostery, here are other tips that you can follow to browse adult content safely on your phone.

Using incognito or private browsing mode

Incognito mode (private browsing windows) is a feature that most browsers offer that can prevent your browser from remembering your browsing history, cookies, cache, or other data.

Using private browsing windows can help you avoid leaving traces of your browsing activity on your phone. It can also prevent websites from recognizing you or linking your browsing sessions across different visits or devices.

To use incognito mode on your iPhone:

iOS 17

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Tabs button (squares in the bottom-right corner).
  3. Swipe left to the Private tab group button.

iOS 16 and earlier

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Tabs button (squares in the bottom-right corner).
  3. Tap [number] Tabs or Start Page to show the Tab Groups list.
  4. Tap Private, then tap Done.

You can browse adult content in this tab without worrying about your browser data being remembered.

Avoiding downloads from untrusted sources

Downloading files from untrusted sources can be risky, as they may contain malicious code that can harm your phone or risk your data.

Check the reputation and reviews of the website or app that you are downloading from. Look for signs of legitimacy, such as HTTPS encryption, verified badges, or user feedback.

Regularly clearing browser cache and history

Clearing your browser cache and history can help you free up storage space, improve performance, and remove any traces of your browsing activity from your phone.

Final Thoughts

Watching adult content on your phone can expose you to threats that can jeopardize your privacy and security. To watch adult content safely, you need to take proactive steps to protect yourself from these threats.

Ghostery is a privacy tool that can help you do that by blocking unwanted trackers, enhancing your browsing speed, and providing anonymity and reduced digital footprint.

Ghostery is easy to set up and use on your phone, and it offers various features and technologies that can ensure online privacy.

Have questions? Get in touch. We’re always happy to help.


Is there a way to block websites on iPhone?

Yes, you can block websites on your iPhone by using apps like Ghostery, which offers ad blocking and tracker blocking features. Ghostery enhances your online privacy by preventing trackers from collecting your data.

What is SafeSearch?

SafeSearch is an automated filter used by Google Search and Google Images to help block explicit content like pornography, nudity, and graphic violence from search results. When enabled, it filters out sexually explicit or inappropriate images, text, and links that may appear in search results. Parents, schools and workplaces can use SafeSearch to help prevent accidental exposure to such content.

How does SafeSearch affect my search results?

With SafeSearch in Safari, you can ensure a safer and more controlled browsing experience.

To block adult content on your iPhone, you can manage SafeSearch settings on your iPhone’s web browser and to set it to Strict to filter explicit results from your search results.

This is usually set to Moderate (blur explicit images) by default in most search engines, but you can set it to Off to allow for adult images.

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