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Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker on iPhone Safari
You can’t access the pop-ups in Safari if your iPhone Pop-up settings are blocking them. To disable pop-ups on iPhone, go to settings >Safari> Block Pop-Ups, tap on the toggle bar to turn it off.
Pop-ups generally contain ads, notices, offers, or alerts to attract user attention.
However, it can also be used to land users on some malicious and fraudulent websites and force them to take some actions like fill up the survey, and it can even ask for your bank details.
To deal with such a poor user experience, iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) come with Block Pop-ups settings enabled by default.
However, several legit websites also use pop-ups to provide specific data to their users—for example, bank websites, government websites, payment websites, etc.
If you are trying to browse such websites using Safari on iPhone or any other iOs device, it might be possible that you cannot access pop-ups due to your device’s default settings. In such cases, you have to turn off the pop-up blocker on your iPhone.
How to Turn On and Off Pop-Up Blocker on iPhone?
Here is how to enable or disable the pop-up blocker on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- Go to Settings in your iPhone
- Scroll down and select Safari
- In gernal section, tap on the Toggle button to turn it off.
Green toggle indicates that iPhone pop-up blocker is already enabled.
What is Pop-Up Blocker on iPhone and What Does it Do?
Pop-up blocker is a built-in feature of iPhone’s Safari browser. It stops unnecessary pop-ups from coming your way on the screen. If you want to see blocked pop-ups then you have to turn off the Safari Pop-up blocker in your iPhone.
As per the 2019 data revealed by Verizon, around 28% of data breaches involve malware including pop-ups and redirections.
Below are some examples of fake pop-ups that may harm your system or pocket –
“Your computer has been infected! Click here to run a scan!”
“Convert files,” “unzip files,” or “find discounts.”
“Click to Win Gifts” or “Prizes”
I advise you to stay away from such lucrative distractions while browsing websites online.
Fortunately, iOS users have the default setting that blocking pop-ups on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Wrapping it up…
I hope this brief guide helped you find out how to disable pop-up blocker on your iPhone. If you ask me, I would suggest you keep it turned on to stay away from any unwanted and tempting fake pop-ups.