Onion Browser – Best Tor Alternative for iOS

A lot of users have been relying on the older Tor package, that no longer works. Here’s a legitimate and safe alternative that you should try instead.

Why doesn’t Tor support iOS?

Although Tor supports iOS, its app is never fully functional due to a variety of constraints. The main reason behind Tor developers shunning Apple’s mobile operating system is its “closed” nature.

These limitations severely limit the amount of flexibility with which the developers can work. These limitations are absent on platforms such as Firefox or other mobile operating systems such as Android.

tor browser

Despite these constraints, the developers behind Tor are working on porting it to iOS. A new project called iCepa is in the works. iCepa is based on Endless, an open-source browser for iOS.

Here’s how it will look like.


This new version is expected to be released soon since it has already been under development since months.

Which version should I use?

There are a lot of apps available on the App Store that claim to offer similar functionality. However, most of them don’t provide this level of browsing security and privacy and some are obviously fake.


There’s also an older version of Tor available for download on Cydia. I highly recommend you stay away from that as well. Since it’s an older version, it contains a lot of security vulnerabilities.

Onion Browser is web browser application is recommended by Tor themselves so it’s totally legitimate.

Onion Browser – Official Tor Alternative for iOS

Onion Browser by Mike Tigas is the official alternative for the original Tor browser. It’s an open-source mobile web browser that is compatible with iOS and is available on the App Store for a long time.

onion browser

It uses the stock WebKit framework that is native to iOS. Here’s a list of all its features –

  • NoScript mode
  • User agent spoofing
  • obfs4 support
  • Meek Bridges

Once you install it, tap on the “Connect to Tor” option and start browsing right away.

Remember, the VPN functionality will remain active only while you are inside this browser. Once you close it, the VPN will stop working.

You can download Onion Browser for iPhone, iPad, and iPod using the link below.

‎Onion Browser
‎Onion Browser
Developer: Mike Tigas
Price: Free+

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  1. Fabiola Maurice August 30, 2019
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