Turn on Malwarebytes for iOS features

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You can turn on the features in Malwarebytes for iOS from the Malwarebytes app or your device's Settings app.  Each section of this article explains how to turn on the following Malwarebytes for iOS features:

  • Ad Blocking
  • Text Message Filtering
  • Web Protection (Premium only)
  • Call Protection (Premium only)

 

If you have not purchased a Premium subscription for iOS, refer to the article Purchase a Malwarebytes for iOS Premium subscription for assistance.

 

Ad Blocking

  1. Open Malwarebytes for iOS

  2. Next to Ad Blocking, tap Activate.


  3. Tap Activate Protection.


  4. Tap Toggle on Malwarebytes - Ad Blocking.
  5. Scroll down, then tap Safari.


  6. Scroll down to the General section, then tap Content Blockers.


  7. To enable Malwarebytes as an ad blocker, toggle on Malwarebytes - Add Blocking.

     

 

Text Message Filtering

To turn on Text Message Filtering, open your device's Settings app, then tap Messages > Unknown & Spam.  For more detailed instructions, refer to the article Turn iOS Text Message Filtering on or off.  

 

Web Protection

  1. Open Malwarebytes for iOS.

  2. Next to Web Protection, tap Activate.


  3. Tap Activate protection.
    If you do not have a Malwarebytes for iOS Premium subscription, the app requires you purchase a subscription to continue.



  4. Tap Toggle on Malwarebytes - Web Protection.
  5. Scroll down, then tap Safari.
  6. Scroll down to the General section, then tap Content Blockers.


  7. Toggle on Malwarebytes - Web Protection.

 

Call Protection

To turn Call Protection on or off, open Malwarebytes for iOS, then tap Call Protection for instructions.  For help turning Call Protection on or off, refer to the article Turn iOS Call Protection on.

 

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