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How to Block or Allow Pop-ups in Safari iPhone/iPad

The Apple Safari browser on iPhone and iPad office can allow or block the pop-ups in the browser window. By default, the pop-ups are blocked. However, you can disable the block pop-up option from the Apple settings menu if you need to. It is not recommended to keep the pop-up blocker disabled because it protects from annoying redirects.

Configure Pop-up Blockers and Redirect on Safari browser

Pop-up ads are the most annoying way of disturbing the user experience. While in the past pop-ups, we used mainly by banks and payment gateway merchants, these days, pop-ups are mainly used for hacking and redirecting to misleading sites.

Hence, the Safari browser has the feature to block pop-ups and redirects by default. Just in case any website (the authentic ones) requests to allow pop-ups, you can go ahead and allow it.

Also, you can add some sites in exceptions so that you will receive the pop-ups only from the selected sites and not from others.

But in most cases, blocking pop-ups is the correct thing to do. However, in certain genuine cases, you can allow the pop-ups. But also be careful about the sites that you’re allowing.

Block Pop-ups and Redirect

We can easily block the website pop-ups within the Safari browser with a single toggle button. This will block all the website pop-ups and redirect, which can lead to phishing sites or unwanted adverts.

Here are the steps on how to block pop-ups:

  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

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

Allow Web Pop-ups

In some cases, we can allow pop-ups for the website we trust. For example, the payment gateways and merch sites that collect payments in pop-up windows. We can allow pop-ups on iPhones for specific websites that we trust.

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. The safari is, by default, set to block. However, we can temporarily allow the pop-ups from the Safari settings menu. But it would help to be cautious when allowing the pop-up for security reasons.

I do not allow pop-ups from any website. However, when an authentic site like a banking site or any other site is in use, I temporarily allow it for that time. However, one should allow pop-ups on the iPhone or iPad when they are cent percent sure about the website.

Similarly, we can block or allow pop-ups on the safari mac computer. As I mentioned, be careful while allowing the pop-ups, as this can lead to phishing sites that can hack your credentials and data.

Let us know your default setting for the pop-up, is it blocked or allowed? Also, what is your thought about this feature on the Safari iPhone?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical; however, his passion for technology and gadgets has made him a digital & tech geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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