I'm new to iOS and setting up a new iPhone. Can someone please explain how to avoid adware when choosing apps in the App Store? I will not install adware on my devices, and I'm happy to pay for apps that are free of any advertisements.

For context, here is a screenshot of adware in Google's Play store which clearly labels it as such:

screen-shot of Google Maps app listing in Google Play

And here is the same app in the App Store, which fails to mention ads:

screen-shot of Google Maps app listing in App Store

I'm looking to install a few games and so far I am unable to do so due to a lack of information...have I overlooked something?

  • Off the top of my head if the app offers "in-app purchases," making that purchase usually disables ads so that notation next to the "GET" button would be a likely sign of ads. Also if you check the reviews of the app it will often mention the ads. Unfortunate Apple does not provide that feature. Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 20:36
  • To build on @SteveChambers's comment, there's a dropdown next to the "in-app purchases" button. From there you can see the purchases offered. Often you'll see a "remove ads" statement or similar.
    – fsb
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 21:54

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As far as I know, there is not an equivalent in the App Store. If this is a feature you'd like to see implemented, go here to leave product feedback.

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