I use an ad blocking extension on my laptop. However on my android phone I haven't found a way to install the same extension and the YouTube app doesn't support such a thing either.
Since pi.hole was inserted into our network I have noticed only frustration not improvement regarding blocking ads. I have opened webpages on my phone that still have all the ads showing on the page. The Google search results all have the ads listed at the top of the results. The only difference is that I cannot visit the links to the ads I get a connection refused type page instead. This is incredibly frustrating that I cannot visit the page but still see the ads. I have to manually input the url to the page i want to go to instead of going through the redirect stage by clicking or tapping goes. Basically if the page has a redirect to another domain I'm blocked from being able to go to the page. And as i said my software extension ad blocker is doing it's job on my desktop just fine. I see nothing being blocked visually only my ability to navigate to the page in the ad. And some sites I'm blocked from going to irrelevant of whether I manually input the url or not. I couldn't access an obituary for my dead friend that was written by the Ottawa Citizen online version of their newspaper articles. My roommate is responsible for whitelisting such issues but he's out most of the day. I'm failing to appreciate the benefits of using this pi.hole as it only blocks your ability to visit pages not block the ads like it's supposed to do. It acts more like a parental control system that is used to stop children from accessing adult content online like porn or violence etc... It seems possible that it may be that my roommate does not know how to set up the device properly. Because it sucks at actually blocking ads.
Anyway I would like to know if it is doing what it's designed to do by only blocking your ability to go to the page an ad is erm advertising or if it's setup wrong and it should be blocking the ad from being shown like the adblocker extensions do for browsers like Firefox or Chrome etc... it seems odd that it would curb access to places that are advertised not the advertisement itself.