10 best browsers for iPhone and iPad!

Everybody surfs the web these days. That’s not a revelation or even a good opening sentence anymore. However, there are still a variety of ways to browse the web. Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple’s Safari are the reigning champs in the browser space. There are a bunch of other options, though, and some of them are pretty good. Let’s round up the best browsers for iPhone and iPad. You can also check out the best browsers for Android by clicking here! Unless otherwise specific, all apps work on both iPhone and iPad.


Brave Browser
Price: Free
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Brave Browser is a fairly decent web browser on iOS. It includes all of the basics such as bookmarks, a private browsing mode, some privacy features like HTTPS Everywhere, script blocking, and more. There is also native ad-blocking, third party cookie blocking, and other privacy and security features. The app works fairly well in terms of actual, day-to-day performance. We liked it a little more on Android. However, it's still among the best on iOS as well. The app is currently free with no in-app purchases.
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Brave Browser

Dolphin Browser
Price: Free
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Dolphin Browser is an extremely popular alternative to Safair on iPhone and iPad. It does the basics quite well, including bookmarks, multiple tab browsing, private browsing, gesture controls, and more. The app also includes a few sync features as well as customization. It does have the occasional hiccup. However, it's usually nothing much to worry about. Truth be told, there isn't much that makes Dolphin Browser particularly special. It's just a solid, above average web browser.
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Endless Browser
Price: Free / Up to $4.99 (optional)
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Endless Browser is another excellent third party browser. You get all of the basics. In addition, the app offers HTTPS Everywhere, an integrated URL blocker, 1Password integration, hardware keyboard support for iPad, and more. It's not much to look at in terms of design, but that's not really a huge deal. This is definitely one of the better ones for security and privacy browsing. The app even auto-destroys cookies and local storage (only for the browser's data) if you want it to. It's a lot like Firefox Focus, actually. The app is free and the in-app purchases (up to $4.99) are just donations for development support.
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Endless Browser

Firefox
Price: Free
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Firefox is one of the most popular browsers in the world. Everyone has heard of it. Most people know what it does. The app features the usual array of stuff, including bookmarks, private browsing, search, and more. There is also a cross-platform sync feature with the desktop version of Firefox. Firefox launched a new version of Firefox in early 2018. It's a tad buggy, but it performs better than previous versions. Updates should fix the bugs over time. As usual, Firefox is completely free and also open source.
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Firefox

Firefox Focus
Price: Free
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Firefox Focus is one of the newer browsers for iPhone and iPad. It is by Mozilla, but this is not the usual Firefox. This one is mostly for security. Some of the features include ad-blocking, tracker blocking, and various other privacy and security additions. The app even deletes your browser history at the touch of a button. It strikes a good balance between functionality and privacy. It doesn't have as many features as the standard Firefox in terms of pure usability. However, Firefox Focus is a home run for those who worry about privacy.
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Ghostery Privacy Browser
Price: Free
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Ghostery is a big name in the privacy game. The company has a successful line of extensions and add-ons for Firefox and Chrome. The browser is a full-fledged app with the same features. It gives you exemplary control over things like trackers, scripts, and similar things. Of course, it also does the basics pretty well. It's a lighter and cleaner experience than most. However, there is a trade-off. You don't get as many features when you run a lightweight solution. Ghostery is pretty decent overall, especially if you don't need anything super powerful.
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Ghostery Privacy Browser

Google Chrome
Price: Free
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Google Chrome is the world's most popular browser. Thankfully, it's also pretty good. The app features cross-platform syncing, voice search, incognito mode (privacy browsing), unlimited tabs, and more. You can even export your passwords and use them in other apps, a rare feature in this space. Google Chrome makes its bones by being among the best at the basics. Admittedly, iOS is among the weakest platforms for Google Chrome. It tends to work better on Windows, Android, and Linux. However, it's still among the ten best browsers for iPhone and iPad.
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Microsoft Edge
Price: Free
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Everybody gets shocked when Microsoft Edge ends up on lists like this one. We don't see the big deal, though. Microsoft launched its Windows 10 browser to iTunes and Android. The app is actually pretty good. The app does the basics well and also includes cross-platform syncing, an integrated QR code reader, voice search, and an InPrivate mode (privacy browsing). The syncing needs a little fine tuning. However, it's otherwise a very capable browser. Internet Explorer is dead and this is not that.
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Microsoft Edge

Opera Mini
Price: Free
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Opera used to have several browsers for iPhone and iPad. However, there is only one these days and it's Opera Mini. It's a lightweight browser with a decent set of features. They include native ad-blocking, a night mode, a video boost mode that saves data by compressing video, and it actively works to reduce mobile data usage. It's one of the best browsers for those with limited data plans. Opera could've left any of their browsers on iTunes. We're glad they chose this one because it fits a niche that others don't.
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Opera Mini

Safari
Price: Free
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Here's the thing, folks. Safari is actually a pretty decent browser. Apple built it specifically for their products and, like most of their stock apps, it works pretty well. That includes better optimization with Apple devices in comparison to other browsers. It also includes cross-platform syncing and modern privacy and security features. You're probably here to get rid of it. However, to tell the truth, even the best among these other options is a side-grade as opposed to an upgrade. Safari is actually pretty decent.
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Safari

If we missed any great browsers for iPhone or iPad, tell us about them in the comments below!

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