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Allow or Block Pop-ups in Chrome on iPhone & iPad

Google Chrome includes a pop-up blocker feature that is enabled by default, which prevents websites from opening new tabs unintentionally. It protects us from redirecting to misleading or phishing sites, which scammers commonly use.

However, you can turn off the ‘Block Pop-ups’ switch under the Content Settings to temporarily allow pop-ups.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Enable the Pop-up Blocker Option

The pop-up blocker is enabled by default in the browser; you could visit the settings to ensure the pop-up blocker is enabled. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPod.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu list and select the Settings menu.
  3. Choose the Content Settings and then the Block Popup option.
    Content Settings in Chrome iPhone
  4. Switch the toggle button to enable the Block Pop-ups option.
    Enable Block Pop-ups option in Chrome iPhone

Keeping this pop-up blocker enabled for all sites to be safe is advised.

Disable the ‘Block Pop-ups’ option

Sometimes, you might have to turn off the popup blockers, especially for online tests or any banking site that needs the pop-up to be allowed. In that case, we can disable the block pop-up option in the browser:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu list and select the Settings menu.
  3. Choose the Content Settings option.
    Chrome iOS Content Settings Option
  4. Tap to open the Block Popup option and disable the toggle switch to turn the offer pop-up blocker.
    Disable Block Pop-ups option in Chrome iPhoneIt will enable the pop-ups for all the sites on the browser.

Enabling the pop-up should be temporary until you get your things done. Once the use of the pop-ups is complete, then you can re-enable the pop-up blocker.

Bottom Line

Pop-ups are annoying and often redirect you to some random phishing site. It is recommended to keep the pop-up blocker enabled. However, you can temporarily turn off the pop-up blocker until you finish your things.

Similarly, you can also manage the pop-up settings in Chrome on a computer. You can add sites to exceptions to allow pop-ups unavailable in the Chrome app on iPhone or iPad.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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