How to Allow Pop-ups on iPhone (2022)

A guide to finding the pop-up blocker settings in Safari to enable or disable as needed.

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Is the pop-up blocker for Safari stopping pop-ups you actually need? You may need to enable pop-ups in your iPhone settings. Conversely, if you've been having 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. Luckily, 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, and if that's what you're looking for, feel free to skip directly to our directions on how to block pop-ups in Safari.

Related: How to Turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

Note that this article doesn't cover how to disable in-app rating requests on the iPhone; you will need to do that in the App Store settings, and if you're looking to learn more about browsing settings on your iPhone or other devices, our free Tip of the Day newsletter can help.

If you find that pop-ups you actually want are being blocked, you can allow pop-ups while you're using a particular website. You can simply turn off pop-up blocker on your iPhone while you browse that site and then switch it back on! To disable the pop-up blocker, follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings.

    Home screen with Settings app icon marked.
  2. Scroll down to Safari and tap it.

    Settings screen with Safari option marked.
  3. Scroll down under General until you find Block Pop-ups. If the toggle is green, tap the Block Pop-ups toggle to turn off pop-up blocker on Safari.

    Safari Settings with enabled Block Pop-ups toggle marked.

For one of Apple's simpler settings, Pop-up Blocker for iPhone can make quite a difference in your experience while browsing on Safari.

How to Block Pop-ups in Safari on Your iPhone

Let's get started learning how to turn on the Safari pop-up blocker on your iPhone so you can browse the web in peace.

  1. Open Settings.

    Home screen with Settings app icon marked.
  2. Scroll down to Safari and tap it.

    Settings screen with Safari option marked.
  3. Scroll down under General until you find Block Pop-ups. If the Block Pop-ups toggle is off, tap it to stop pop-ups.

    Safari Settings with disabled Block Pop-ups toggle marked.

There may still be a few sneaky pop-ups that get past this setting when it's enabled, but taking this step should drastically reduce the amount of pop-ups you encounter while browsing the web on your iPhone.

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Rich Hall

Rich Hall has written about Handheld and Pocket computers for the last 13 years. He is the Editor of Pocket PC magazine and former editor of The HP Palmtop Paper, the NEC Ultralite Connection and the HP Portable Paper. He began his career as a high school Math and English teacher. Rich lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife, Lucinda, and their children, Robert and Ella. You can contact him at Rich@PocketPCMag.com.