How to Block or Allow Pop-ups on Safari on Your iPhone

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 thess annoying interruptions anymore. Conversely, you may want a website to be pop-up enabled but realize that the pop-up blocker on your iPhone is stopping pop-ups you actually need. Let's get started learning how to disable pop-ups and enable them again in Safari on your iPhone so you can browse the web in peace.

Related: How to Turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

How to Block or Allow Pop-ups on Safari on Your iPhone

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down to Safari and tap it.

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  • Scroll down under General until you find Block Pop-ups.
  • Toggle on Block Pop-ups.

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That's it! There may still be a few sneaky pop-ups that get past this setting, but taking this step should drastically reduce the amount of pop-ups you encounter while browsing the web on your iPhone. If you find that pop ups you actually want are being blocked, you can toggle Block Pop-ups back off while you're using a particular website.

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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