How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker in Safari

By default, Safari on your iPhone and iPad blocks any website pop-ups. If a site requires these tiny windows to function, you can disable Safari’s built-in pop-up blocker.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 8, 2021

By default, Safari on your iPhone and iPad blocks any website pop-ups. If a site requires these tiny windows to function, you can disable Safari’s built-in pop-up blocker. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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Why Enable Pop-Ups

One major reason to enable pop-ups in Safari is to allow websites, such as your bank’s website, to display pop-up windows they require to operate. On some sites, without these tiny windows, you can not do what you need to.

Later, when you have finished your task, you can re-enable the built-in pop-up blocker, as explained below.

By default, Safari disables pop-ups automatically in the browser.

Disable the Pop-Up Blocker

First, to disable Safari’s pop-up blocker on your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app on your phone. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, on the Settings page, scroll down and tap Safari. See the below image:

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Accessing Safari

Now, on the Safari page that opens, you have various options to configure for this web browser. Here, at the bottom of the General section, toggle OFF the Block Pop-ups option. See the following image:

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Disable Block Pop-up option

To re-enable the built-in pop-up blocker, simply turn ON the Block Pop-ups option again.

Safari’s pop-up blocker is now disabled, and your sites can now launch those small windows while you are browsing in this browser.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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