The Ixquick Search app for iOS and Android devices gives you all the privacy you expect from Ixquick—and some added special features to protect your mobile browsing. Unfortunately, at this time, it is not possible to add Ixquick as a default search engine to the browser of your mobile device. Our App, however, does provide a great and privacy friendly alternative.
Ixquick Search's integrated browser rejects all tracking cookies, keeps the websites you visit from seeing your search terms, and even fakes your user agent so websites can't use it to identify you.
Furthermore, Ixquick Search erases your searches and Web pages after a time limit or at the tap of your Home button. You'll be protected against third parties physically taking your device and reviewing your search history.
On some Android devices the Ixquick App may crash unexpectedly. This is generally because of insufficient memory on the Android device. To avoid this problem, please close all other apps when using the Ixquick App. If this doesn't solve the problem, please send a ticket to Ixquick Support here.
The Ixquick app requests access to file storage. Depending on the version of Android/iOS used, access to images may also be requested. The Ixquick app allows you to save images and files to your device's internal (onboard) or external storage (SD Card). In order to provide you with this functionality, we require, per Android documentation, the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission. When an app declares this permission, the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission (that allows an application to read from external storage) is implicitly granted. "External storage" here refers either to a device's SD card or equivalent partition within a device's internal storage - whichever corresponds to your device setup.
Please note, at no time does the Ixquick App ever access your photographs. The photo permission is only so image saving functionality is enabled, and it will only be used if the user decides to save an image from the Ixquick App.
To download the App for your mobile device, please check out the page on the Ixquick website dedicated to our Mobile Apps. You can also click one of the options below:
Download StartPage Search for iOS
Download StartPage Search for Android (via Google Play)
Download StartPage Search for Android (via Amazon)
Download StartPage Search for Android (.APK direct download from StartPage) - Please consult your mobile device's manufacturer documentation or an Android reference for guidance on how to manually install an .APK file to your device.
Note: More information about the Ixquick App can be found here.