Using Onion Browser does not guarantee security or privacy on its own. It simply provides a set of features that may enhance privacy and anonymity while browsing the web. Please remember the following...
- Tor Browser for Android (Alpha) is a potentially buggy and dangerous version of Tor Browser for Andoid that exists for developers to use and find problems. Orbot is developed by the Guardian Project and endorsed by the Tor Project. It is a tiny little wrapper around Tor that allows other apps to proxy over the Tor.
- Onion Browser is a free web browser for iPhone and iPad that encrypts and tunnels web traffic through the Tor network. See the official site for more details and App Store links. Please see the LICENSE file for usage and redistribution terms.
The Tor browser is available for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android & IOS. We recommend using the Tor browser to access Torch but if you can't download it you may use this link. Torch does not track you! Unlike most Tor search engines Torch does not track what you search. They don't sell your data to advertisers or the government.
Apple requires all web browser apps to use the same core web rendering ending, called UIWebKit or WKWebView. Due to this limitation, we are unable to compile and include our own web engine, based on Firefox Gecko, that other browsers, like Tor Browser on Desktop and Android, are allowed to do.
Onion Browser only tunnels traffic within the Onion Browser app. Please note that network traffic outside of Onion Browser is not protected and will continue to use your normal connection.
If you use Onion Browser to log into websites that you normally access outside of the Tor network, the website may be able to identify you and know that you are using Tor. In certain circumstances (e.g. political dissent in repressive nations), this may be incriminating information in itself.
Limitations in iOS
iOS has full control over some network traffic, which may result in this traffic (including audio or video embeds) routing via your normal connection and not over Tor.
Geolocation and Advanced HTML5 Features
Websites may use the HTML5 Geolocation API (to view your current GPS location) and other new HTML5 features unless 'Strict' security mode is set. Users should also remain vigilant for any pop-ups asking for permission to access location data.
The Tor Project maintains a small page of tips about staying anonymous while using Tor.
A log of Onion Browser release notes, including previous security issues and results of previous security audits is available here. You can also see the GitHub project for a current list of known issues.