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

Want to block or allow pop-ups in Apple Safari browser? Learn how to manage pop-up blockers on your device.

The Apple Safari browser can allow or block the pop-ups in the browser window. By default, the pop-ups are blocked. However, if necessary, you can disable the block pop-up option from the Apple settings menu.

It is not recommended to keep the pop-up blocker disabled because it protects from annoying pop-up windows and redirects.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the pop-up blocker in the Apple Safari app.

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Block the Site Pop-ups

We can easily block the website pop-ups with a toggle switch, which can lead to phishing sites or unwanted adverts. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and select the Safari menu for Settings.
  3. From Safari Settings, toggle the button to enable the Block Pop-ups option.
    Block Pop-ups and Redirect in Safari iPhone or iPad

It will completely block all the pop-ups trying to load within the Safari browser.

Allow Site Pop-ups Windows

In some cases, we need to allow pop-ups for the website to function. For example, the payment gateways and merchant sites use pop-up windows to process the payment. Here are the steps on how to allow pop-ups:

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and select Safari for Settings.
  3. From Safari Settings, toggle the button to disable the Block Pop-ups option.
    Enable and Allow Pop-ups in Safari iPhone and iPad

It will enable and allow pop-ups and redirects in the Safari browser for every website.

Bottom Line

The pop-up and redirect within the browser should be generally kept in blocking mode. By default, Safari browser is set to block the pop-ups. However, we can temporarily allow the pop-ups from the settings menu.

Similarly, we can block or allow pop-ups in Safari browser on Mac. As mentioned, be careful while allowing the pop-ups, as this can lead to phishing sites that can hack your credentials and data.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with 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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