Most people consider pop-ups to be one of the internet’s worst features. But despite how spammy they can be, a lot of legitimate websites use them for important reasons. For example, Amazon opens customer service chats in pop-ups, which some browsers block automatically.
If you have faced trouble with pop-ups on your iPhone whenever you try to browse online, you’re probably hoping for a way to block pop-ups on Safari. Fortunately, your iPhone does have a way to disable pop-ups in Safari so that you don’t have to deal with these annoying interruptions anymore. Conversely, you may want to enable pop-ups on your iPhone if the pop-up blocker for Safari is stopping pop-ups you actually need. Let’s get started learning how to disable and allow pop-ups in Safari on your iPhone so you can browse the web in peace.
Your iPhone’s internet browser blocks pop-ups by default. But both Safari and Chrome let you change that and allow pop-ups.
Here’s how to allow pop-ups in both Safari and Chrome on your iPhone.
How to allow pop-ups on an iPhone with Safari
Safari is a built-in browser on your iPhone, so the built-in Settings app should be used in order to change its options.
- First, you should open your iPhone’s Settings app, then scroll down and tap Safari.
- Then, you should switch off Block Pop-ups so the switch turns gray, the option is located under General.
How to allow pop-ups on an iPhone with Chrome
Chrome is a third-party web browser which is launched by Google, and has its own in-app settings menu.
- First of all, you should open Chrome and click on the three dots which are located in the bottom-right corner.
- Then, choose Settings.
- In the Settings menu, you should scroll down and find Content Settings.
- Before switching off Block Pop-ups so the switch turns gray, you should press Block Pop-ups .
- Tap Done option, which is located in the top-right corner to save your change.
Why disable the Pop-Up Blocker on iPhone and iPad?
The pop-up blocker in Safari is great most of the time, but, sometimes, the situations you will face will let you there find it’s important for pop-ups to work. Though this is arguably a sign of poor web design, some web pages depend on pop-up windows in order for you to get the information you need.
Especially some financial websites like banking and credit card websites, which sometimes use pop-up windows to display account statements, PDF documents, and other documents, have this tendency; others might depend on pop-up windows to let you sign up for newsletters, get discount codes, or perform other services.
Some websites that open pop-ups on your desktop may work fine with mobile browsers, but if you face a problem using a website and realize you need Safari to allow pop-ups, you can turn the pop-up blocker off quickly.
What additional information you should know
- When the pop-up blocker is off, pop-up windows will typically be opened as separate tabs in Safari. To skip from one of these pop-up windows back to the original Web page it is required to tap the tabs icon in the menu which are located at the bottom of the screen and select the tab which you need there.
- Such as how links are opened, and whether you can see a tab bar when the phone is in landscape orientation, so the General section of the Safari menu where you go to change the Safari pop-up setting contains some other useful settings as well .
- Other Web browsers on your iPhone have their own pop-up blocker settings. These other browsers include things like Firefox, Google Chrome, and the Microsoft Edge browser. For each of these browsers you can change the pop-up blocker settings by navigating through the Settings app located within the browser itself.