Inappropriate content might have led to the removal of Tumblr from the App Store

Inappropriate content might have led to the removal of Tumblr from the App Store
Micro-blogging and social networking site Tumblr has temporarily disappeared from the Apple App Store. On Tumblr's website Friday, the company posted about issues that users were having with the app, stating that it hopes to have it functional again soon. An update added today says that the company is still working on the issue.

While it isn't clear whether Tumblr pulled the app itself, or whether it was removed by Apple, there is speculation that some kind of inappropriate content popped up on the app, forcing it to be removed from the App Store. According to PiunikaWeb, Tumblr members using the iOS app were unable to do a search with Safe Mode off. Those who deleted the app in hopes of reinstalling it, found that it was missing from the App Store. Some iOS users who went to their purchases page were able to reinstall Tumblr on their iPhone or iPad.


Back in February, Apple removed messaging app Telegram from the App Store after it received complaints about inappropriate content that was being hosted on that app. The removal of the Tumblr app from the App Store did not affect Tumblr's Android app, which remains listed in the Google Play Store.

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40 Comments

1. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

One of the biggest drawbacks of iOS. If it’s not on App Store, you can’t have it. Android could have at least sideloaded it.

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

That is why many apps are junks in the playstore.

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6490; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Is it the pretty apple logo that makes you want it so much??

27. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You get what you pay for. Unfortunately cheap android users don’t want to pay for anything. It’s a shame because it drags the ecosystem quality down.

31. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Cheap apple users are the same way. I pay often for good apps, themes, etc.

35. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You are doing your part, more people should. It only helps attract more talent to the platform.

13. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You can sideload apps on iOS

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2886; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah, but they will stop working after you restart your iPhone.

15. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Not really, I sideloaded a game long time ago just to try it and it still works even after installing new iOS versions and restarting the phone

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2886; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Where did you download it from? And what game it was?

19. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Ocean horn I did it with pp25 long time ago, it is still working on my old air 2 with iOS 12.1.1. There are other ways to do it like cydia impactor or other apps like pp25. I did it since I’m a huge Zelda fan and I wanted to try this game before buying it, at the end I didn’t buy it, it never comes close to Zelda in the least

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2886; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So you did it after jailbreaking the phone?? I was talking about installing it without jailbreaking.

24. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

No jailbreak needed

17. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Can you share the process how to do it? And if you know, a system wide local VPN based adblocker?

21. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I use Crystal, I don’t know if it’s VPN based

28. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’m not an iPhone pro by any means, but when I looked up non-jailbreak sideloading, the only thing I found was Cydia Impactor which has a 7 day limit on the app. I was looking to install that sweet looking Delta emulator.

33. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I haven’t done sideloading recently, but it must be the same process with pp25, there are other ways too. About emulators, I remember I installed once a DS emulator and it worked fine, but I didn’t like to play that kind of games on a touchscreen, it’s very awkward and uncomfortable, those games are not made for touchscreens, so in my opinion emulators are just for bragging rights and to show to people, they don’t deliver a good experience as in a console

38. civicsr2cool

Posts: 254; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

You can sideload on iOS.. There are TONS of third party app stores like tutu, appvalley, tweakbox, appdb lol

40. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

That's not true. There are plenty of ways to sideload apps on iOS. I have several apps that I didn't get from the app store

2. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I’m switching back to android this year

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I just did that mate, got the oneplus 6T, I have't set everything up yet but I know I'm going to love it. I'll be back in a week to write a view lul.

3. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Inappropriate like what? Nudity or porn? If that's the case, shouldn't they also block twitter and even all web browsers?

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6490; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yes. I think that would be good for apple. Keep it interesting for 10 and under lol.

18. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Doesn't really matter what it was. It's available on a web browser regardless. This is a company policy that is ignored when it benefits their business model.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, including Safari.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6490; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Kind of reminds me of my transition from Facebook to Google+ (when social networks used to matter to me). One is geared more towards children, and the other...well that was where the adults hung out for a little peace and quiet lol. Hopefully we never see problems like this in the Play Store...but something tells me that another option for adults will be needed. Maybe a new platform needs to be conceived...but until then at least we still have Android.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A social media service that requires a valid ID or other documentation to verify your age, I kinda like that. Anyone can join but your content is limited if you can't verify that you're 18+.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6490; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I don't like being censored...and told what I should like. I'm not meaning a social media service....I'm talking about an operating system for our phones (you know - Android/iOS/Windows) - something that doesn't suck now or later. Something where p#ssy/weak-a55 Liberals don't exist. Enough said. Oh yeah... Android is still the sh*t...for now.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ah, that was just your example. What I said still works though, just have to do that sorta thing for the app store, privileged content and app for people over 18, just gotta prove that you are.

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