What are the best lightweight browsers for iPhone and iPad?

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    #1Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser

    Dolphin Browser is a lightweight web browser with a built-in Flash Player and an AdBlocker. It also features fast downloading, private browsing, and voice-operated commands which is available for Android and iOS.


    Android, iOS


    Deborah Armstrong
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I can't believe how much better this browser is than Safari. I wish I had installed this app sooner. Updating my Facebook page has never been so easy! I'll never use another browser ever again."
  2. 4

    #2Google Chrome

    Google Chrome

    Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google LLC. Initially released as a browser for Windows, this freeware application was later on release for iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android. This also includes extensions and plugins.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux


    Anna Ortiz
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I think google chrome is the best."
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    Maxthon Browser is a free web browser released in 2005 for Windows, Mac, and more. It features built-in note-taking took, password manager, email addresses manager, ad blocker, night mode, multi-tab management, and so on.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Bobby Butler
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Maxthon is a really innovative way at solving an age-old problem for online web browsers - getting a ton of features, but not at the expense of performance. Maxthon5 is incredibly lightweight, and has cool features like a built in ad-blocker, note taking tool, and more, saving you the space and potential security threat of downloading your own extensions. It's great!"


Lightweight browser is mainstream web browser alternative for minimizing the memory footprint. Even though it has lesser features but still functions as a standard browser.


Did you know that a browser war started featuring Netscape Navigator and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer? During the late 1990s, both of them competed in which web browser will dominate the market. And guess who won? None other than the Internet Explorer. This is because of the marketing strategy in which it became a bundled product with Windows. Not to mention that it also comprises 90% of the desktop at that time.

Yet, Netscape Navigator felt the decline so it teamed up with Mozilla Foundation. Becoming as its successor, Firefox was born and a new round of browser war started. HTML5 was also introduced by major web browsers including Google Chrome. Microsoft Edge also entered the war by replacing Internet Explorer. The emergence of other browsers made a tougher competition. Because of this, people are now considering browsers that will not take up a large space in their devices. Want to know the fastest browser for iPhone? Feel free to try offline browsers for iPhone. Or you can check out the best browsers for iOS.

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    #4Opera Mini

    Opera Mini

    Opera Mini is a lightweight browsing app for Android and iOS devices created by Opera Software AS. Its features include blocking ads, saving data, unlimited tabs, private browsing, night mode, and video boost.




    Evelyn Chen
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "A great browser to have!"
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    #5Adblock Browser

    Adblock Browser

    Adblock Browser is an adblocker tool for Android and iOS devices such as mobile phones or tablets. With this tool you can block annoying popups, autostarting videos, spam pages, and anything that affects free ad browsing.


    Android, iOS

    Free- Free

    Samuel Soto
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "Works fine with my iPad. I just hope that the devs will remove the pop-ups since annoys me sometimes while browsing. "
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    #6Puffin Web Browser

    Puffin Web Browser

    Puffin Web Browser is a mobile browsing app created by CloudMosa, Inc. It offers cloud protection for safe browsing, regularly updated Flash player, and bandwidth management. Only works in US.


    Android, iOS


    Daniel Lewis
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I can't really recommend using Puffin over your mobile device's default browser. It doesn't add much functionality and suffers from delays and hang ups. "
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    #7Brave Browser

    Brave Browser
    Brave Web Browser is a free web browser focused on ad blocking, security protection, data optimization and an enhanced battery experience for the user. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices.

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Linux


    Andrew Ellis
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "Not many third party browser apps can run properly on iOS devices but for some reason, Brave managed to run smoothly and even efficiently on my X, defying the Apple "exclusivity" and making my browsing safer and more fun! xD"
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    #8Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus

    Firefox Focus: Private Browser is a free mobile browser for both Android and iOS users. Firefox Focus blocks all kinds of online trackers for a secure web browsing. The app is available in English, French, and Spanish.


    Android, iOS


    Lori Castillo
    Written on January 30, 2019
    "This browser works fast on my iPhone and it was simple to use. 👍"


Best What are the best lightweight browsers for iPhone and iPad
1Dolphin BrowserApps 5 Free
2Google ChromeSoftware 4 Free
3MaxthonSoftware 4 Free
4Opera MiniApps 2 Free
5Adblock BrowserApps 1 Free
6Puffin Web BrowserApps 1 Free
7Brave BrowserSoftware 0 Free
8Firefox FocusApps 0 Free

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