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 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. (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.)

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Related: How to Turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

How to Block Pop-ups on Safari on Your iPhone

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Safari and tap it.

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  3. Scroll down under General until you find Block Pop-ups.
  4. If the Block Pop-ups toggle is off, tap it to stop pop-ups.

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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. Still looking to learn more about browising settings on your iPhone or other devices? Our free Tip of the Day newsletter can help!

How to Allow Pop-ups on Safari on Your iPhone

If you find that pop-ups you actually want are being blocked, you can allow pop-ups only 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 again, follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Safari and tap it.

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

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

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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 Rich@PocketPCMag.com.