DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

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Privacy, simplified.

At DuckDuckGo, we believe the Internet shouldn't feel so creepy, and getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.

Our app provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information as you search and browse the web, no matter where the Internet takes you:
• Escape Advertising Tracker Networks — Our Privacy Protection will block all the hidden third-party trackers we can find, exposing the major advertising networks tracking you over time, so that you can track who's trying to track you.
• Increase Encryption Protection — We force sites to use an encrypted connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like ISPs.
• Search Privately — You share your most personal information with your search engine, like your financial, medical, and political questions. What you search for is your own business, which is why DuckDuckGo search doesn't track you. Ever.
• Decode Privacy Policies — We’ve partnered with Terms of Service Didn't Read to include their scores and labels of website terms of service and privacy policies, where available.

As you search and browse, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser shows you a Privacy Grade rating when you visit a website (A-F). This rating lets you see how protected you are at a glance, dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you, and learn how we enhanced the underlying site's privacy measures. The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices.

Our app provides standard browsing functionality including tabs, bookmarks, and autocomplete. In addition to strong Privacy Protection as described above, we also packed in some extra privacy features into the browser itself:
• Fire Button — Clear all your tabs and data with one tap.
• Application Lock — Secure the app with Touch ID or Face ID.

Too many people believe you simply can’t expect privacy on the Internet. We're fighting to change that, and have made it our mission to set a new standard of trust online. Install DuckDuckGo and take back your privacy!

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser App Description & Overview

The applications DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser was published in the category Utilities on 2013-06-27 and was developed by DuckDuckGo, Inc.. The file size is 37.01 MB. The current version is 7.14.2 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

This is a small release to fix a UI bug where the fire icon appears to move when the tab switcher is open.

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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Reviews

Cluedo Man

it’s good but  Cluedo Man  3 star

There is a problem with the browser controls disappearing when looking at web pages and they refuse to pop back up. You have to force quick the app to get it to respond correctly. This is some kind of bug in the app that needs to be addressed.


Privacy  midwestdawg  5 star

Love this site!!! Thank you for maintaining our privacy and not spinning left or right!

Steve N. Col, Mo

So far...  Steve N. Col, Mo  5 star

Fully satisfied. I truly feel safer using this. Before I recommend to friends I’ll use more. To heck with G00£KE and their goal to sell as much data and trade info with 3 letter agencies. Thanks to the CERN creators and the team that back us and them up. I truly hope this is as wonderful as it seems so far. If a similar concept existed to replace the controlling people at YouTube that would be great. As much people mysteriously are blocked, regulated, shadow banned a similar concept as Duck Duck Go is for the net would be great to replace YT. I bet people would pay for the confidence, trust and freedom. I’m thinking about buying a Protonmail e-mail account. Freedom in digital is real craved by many. Thanks again Duck Duck Go.


Needs a few things  airic  3 star

Home button on bottom to open Duck Search page with a single click. Share Sheet Button in the bottom. Reaching at the top is a workout. Search Bar should be in the middle. Yes I’m lazy. Season reason above. Open in Safari needed in the share sheet.


unbiased! REAL RESULTS!!! Thank you  sssdavidsss  5 star


Robey One

Google bad, DuckDuckGo  Robey One  5 star

Love the privacy of DuckDuckGo. I changed all my phone, business and home accounts. Unfortunately Google just can’t offer a product. They have to shape the way people think to conform to their ideals. DuckDuckGo works exceptionally well but stays private and non-political. Don’t change and let the others arrogance cause their own losses.


Great, simple browser  intripocean  5 star

I still prefer Firefox Focus for most things, but this works great too for fast, private searching.


Review  jordy888  4 star

I like your search engine however you need to ad a share button on the bottom for text, email etc....


Small Suggestion  skMobi  5 star

Great app. Big fan! Stopped using google as my goto first web search service for a few years now. Thank you very much. A small suggestion for the team, please consider this. Can you please add iOS share sheet support? So that a ^search in DuckDuckGo^ button appears in the share sheet options.


Duck Duck Go  rpierce34  5 star

Awesome App


Awesome, just a suggestion though  Défi  5 star

Has a cool dark theme. I like that we can browse privately on iOS. However it operates slower than Safari. I've already switched DuckDuckGo as my default search engine in Safari. Please fix the lag. I'll still give 5 stars for the concept, and wish you all the best in the future! Hopefully you surpass Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, in terms of Market Share :D


Tracker blocking  kevinrjackson  4 star

There’s a neat eye-opening feature listing ad trackers blocked and other dubious privacy practices. A decent basic browser. Safari has reading mode, and Google has more powerful search tools, e.g. more options for refining searches by date. If it had these two features, DuckDuckGo would be my default browser.


Best search engine  Revroc  5 star

This is the best search engine that I have use. Great reaction time. Unfiltered results. Nice work


Great, secure (I believe) browser  Btinks  5 star

Great for peace of mind (but seems to be slightly slower than other search engines which I can easily live with)


Found 3 inaccuracies  breakfreerut  2 star

Besides inaccurate reporting it’s a good quick rough way to quickly find the cheapest fuel around


I ducking love it !  richthorpe  5 star

Thank you you for freeing me from all the trackers. Great app 👌

Autumnbreeze Movies

Truth (at last) comes up in my searches  Autumnbreeze Movies  5 star

DuckDuckGo gives everything relevant to my search. Google gave first a long list of Politically Correct sites and often completely hid sites that had opposing views


Great app  bullatthegate  5 star

Anything that allows privacy on the net is a good thing I would like a search window on the home page like google though.


Duck Duck Goose!  snurryboy  5 star

Great browser that has gotten better over time and still gets updated. There’s not much in the way of settings, but the trade offs are worth it. The only thing better would be a Ublock Origin browser of an official TOR browser.

3 Bear

Privacy Plus  3 Bear  5 star

Use DuckDuckGo for privacy. Boycott Google. Blackban Google. Do Not Use Google!

Sea Coast Bird

Works very well  Sea Coast Bird  5 star

I have used this app for a week now. Very good search results. Used to use google exclusively because of results, but became alarmed when objects I looked for magically came up during the next few hours or day. Not an issue now. If it ever happens I’m gone from this app too. I like the flash dump of data to deter tracking.


Great Browser!  Technonomicon  5 star

Even better privacy...


Decent Search Engine  Ovation65  4 star

This is an acceptable and refreshing alternative to Google! I feel this way as a hater of monopolies! This engine is very basic in appearance, nothing fancy, grand or dazzling, but it does what it says. I like the standard option of deleting each and every search and all of its details, the moment I’ve completed it!

lay family

Excellent  lay family  5 star

must have

tragic ent

Fudge google  tragic ent  5 star

Love it, I stop using other engines.

Mustang Sandercock


This is not a truly comprehensive browser if you can’t have all your saved sites, curated over years, importable.


Searching the web in peace  AndreaPhooenix  5 star

Have you ever read about something in an article, wondered what it was, looked it up and then suddenly started getting adds for it? Or have you let someone else use your phone for something and all of a sudden you get adds for nose plugs that help you stop snoring? Those almost telepathic ads started to turn me into home grown conspiracy theorists before I finally found web browsers free from peering eyes and DuckDuck is my favorite by far. The easy to use and handy app is like searching via google without all the little to close for comfort ads and all the confidence. Try it out!

Lambadafan Ed

DuckDuckGo  Lambadafan Ed  5 star

DuckDuckGo Always gets you there.


Amazing, one suggestion.  sell_ing  5 star

I absolutely love this over Google knowing I'm not being spied on all the time. I know I don't have anything to worry about when using Google because I only use it for basic searches and stuff I guess but either way. Anyways, great app, very easy to use, and fast. One suggestion I would give, I'm not sure if this is something you guys would be interested in, but Google has their own iPhone keyboard called Gboard, and it's a really nice keyboard, I use it myself, it has swipe typing and a bunch of other features like one handed mode, etc.. But basically you need to give it full access for it to be fully usable in certain features.. so they can log and record pretty much everything you type. I haven't looked into their privacy policy and such on it, but 3rd party keyboards have the ability to log what you type. I would love to see a keyboard made by your company. If you read this, thanks for taking the time, and hope you consider.


Feature Request  ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪  5 star

Edit: Add tor connection to each tab. I either use Tor or Brave for my desktop web browser, and Brave recently added a tor connection feature for private tabs. I know this app is a “search engine,” but it’s essentially a web browser for users such as myself. Since we use it as a web browser, the Share feature to share in group chat apps, email, messages, etc. was desperately needed. Now to add a “Open in DuckDuckGo” or “make default web browser” option. I refuse to use any other search engine or web browser and copying/pasting links from group chats in DuckDuckGo is a hassle. Thanks!


Superb  person10956428649  5 star

Perfectly happy with this search engine and no big business watching makes it all the better. Thanks.

Seanie Greystones

Awesome  Seanie Greystones  5 star

Thank you!!!


Happy out  Harryharryho  5 star

Love no tracking


Great browser, nice to know not being followed around the web  0044512  5 star

Useful app, works well


Great alternative to other browsers  Rokelso  5 star

I came to find this app after I got fed up being tracked by google trying to sell me ads and collecting my information. Be it this app or the browser extension, the experience has been great and the latest update brings it in line with what you expect from other browsers.


Interesting stories, reliable search  458alex  5 star

Been using DDG pinned to home screen for a few months and more than satisfied. Enjoyed touches like the neutral default settings, surprisingly good stories and content on homepage


App  DPius  1 star

The page slides to one side, turns red and finishes the search without any effect. Rebooting the iPhone produces the same effect. Very disappointed in new app.


Crashing  Megasaurus95  1 star

The new update crashes the minute you click on the app.


App crashing  80085!!!  1 star

App crashes straight away. IOS 7...


Latest update  Yanko6543  1 star

App crashes immediately when opened. IOS 7.1.2

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