Pop-ups have a bad reputation after being used for disruptive and even dangerous purposes in the past. As a result of the problems that they created previously, most popular browsers now default to blocking these pop-ups from appearing at all.
The Safari browser on your iPhone is one such browser that blocks pop-ups by default. This can be a problem, however, if you are doing something where you actually need to access something that is trying to display as a pop up. Fortunately you have the ability to stop blocking pop ups on your iPhone if you want to. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and change this setting.
How to Stop Blocking Pops Ups in Safari on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.4.1. By changing this setting you will be allowing websites that you visit in Safari to display pop-ups to you. This setting is not temporary or specific to any one site, so be sure to re-enable the pop-up blocker when you are done so that other sites you visit in the future aren’t able to show you pop ups.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Safari.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap the button to the right of Block Pop-ups to turn off the pop up blocker.
I have disabled the pop-up blocker for the Safari browser in the picture above. If I visit a site in Safari that wants to display a pop-up, I am going to see it. Note that this does not change any pop-up settings for other browsers that you might be using on your iPhone, such as Chrome or Firefox.
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Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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