Datacappy FAQ: iOS


Datacappy is an ad blocking, private browser. Our fast, data-reducing mobile browser for phones and tablets blocks ads, third party hosts and cookies. Get the fastest browser behavior on your mobile devices while reducing your data consumption. Watch Datacappy in action. We’ll show you how many ads are being blocked the second you visit a website.
Datacappy allows you to control your browsing experience with simple settings. To help you get started, we have enabled the ad blocking functionality. You will see the number of ads being blocked for a specific site on the bottom navigation bar like this: . You will also see a ‘Total Blocked’ number underneath the address bar that represents the cumulative number of ads blocked for all your site visits. Pretty amazing, right?
No! You do not need an account to experience all the benefits of the Datacappy mobile browser. Simply download the Datacappy App from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store depending on your device and start using it right away.
Third party hosts are companies contracted by websites to perform additional services such as providing ads, extra content and search bar functionality (such as an autofill functionality based upon what you type in a search bar). A third party host can intercept and access user data that is exchanged between the user and the website.
A cookie is a little bit of data placed by a website on a user's computer while the user is browsing. Cookies remember information such as items you have placed in a shopping cart, names and addresses, passwords and credit card numbers. Cookies are often used to gather information on a user’s browsing history.
Type a website address into the URL bar at the top of the screen. Select ‘Go’ in the lower right-hand corner of the keyboard. Once the page loads, select the star at the bottom of the screen. The star will now turn into a solid blue star which means the site has been added to your ‘Favorites’ list.
Go to ‘Menu’ - - Select ‘Favorites’. Any site you have marked as a favorite will show in this list.
Menu - - Favorites - - Edit (upper right-hand corner) - - Select red negative icon next to website you’d like to remove - - Select ‘Delete’.
Go to the overlapping squares icons in lower left corner - - Select the “+” symbol at the bottom of the screen. To toggle back and forth between different websites, click the overlapping squares icon again and choose your website.
‘My Whitelist’ is a list of allowed hosts that you create within Datacappy. It is your personal list of ads, third party hosts and cookies that YOU have approved and therefore allow on websites that you visit.
Menu - - Settings - - My Whitelist.
Select the circle with the # inside (to the right of the star) at the bottom of the screen - - View the list of Blocked Content. To allow a blocked host through, uncheck the blue checkmark. You will now see the checkmark is grey and an ‘Allowed’ note next to the blocked host. These blocked hosts are now on your whitelist.
Menu - - Settings - - My Whitelist - - click ‘disable’
Select the overlapping squares icons in lower right-hand corner - - Tap the “+” symbol at the bottom of the screen. To toggle back and forth between different websites, click the overlapping squares icon again and choose your website
Go to ‘Menu’ - - ‘Settings’ - - Select ‘Clear Browsing Data’. Choose your options and tap ‘Clear’ in the upper right-hand corner. You may change your options at any time.
Select the circle with the # inside (to the right of the star) at the bottom of the screen to view the list - - this # indicates how many hosts are being blocked on your website - - Select ‘Done’.
In rare instances, blocking hosts may limit the functionality of a website you are visiting and you may need to let blocked hosts through to get full functionality of the website (such as watching a video). To turn off blocking hosts: Menu - - Settings - - Tap ‘All Ads’, ‘Third Party Hosts’ and/or Third Party Web Cookies to off.
If you are having a problem with Datacappy running on your device, that device number is the only information we have in which to help you in the event you reach out to us (help@datacappy.com). It does not identify any personal information about you whatsoever. Sites you visit are not tracked by Datacappy and any information sent to our servers is deleted on a daily basis.
We are a small group of passionate individuals doing our best to help you control how your personal data is collected online. With that said, we wanted to create the fastest mobile browser that would reduce data consumption and allow you to manage your online presence. We are concerned with the social profiling, data tracking and subsequent web ads targeting you and your family. Plain and simple, our goal is to put the power back in your hands. It's your personal information and it shouldn't be managed by anybody but you. Reach out to us with your questions (help@datacappy.com) and we'll happily respond.

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