Pop-ups aren’t all bad. Occasionally, you might run into a pop-up that’s essential to finish a transaction or download an important file. This works on a case-by-case basis since the internet is not developed equally, even though most modern sites usually don’t depend on pop-ups to make things work on both ends.
Nevertheless, in the event that you do run into a website that absolutely needs you to accept a pop-up before you can move forward through a essential process, it’s not complicated to temporarily disable your pop-up blocker on each primary mobile browser. This is specifically true for iPhones and iPads, in which the Settings menu is always just a few taps away. Occasionally, you might also want to try the same web pages on a various browser, as there are still a few pages out there that only work with one browser, like Mozilla, Google Chrome. Once again, every website is a bit distinct, so you might need to test before you get results, though this is only in extreme cases.
Note that it’s highly advised that you re-enable the pop-up blocker on your choice browser once you’re finished with whatever activity you’re presently doing. The threat of web-borne malware is ever-present, even on authorized websites that you’re used to navigating. And yes, this is even true of Apple products.
Safari is still the default web browser for all iPhones and iPads, but its relief of use and relative safety makes it a compulsory browser for many who’d prefer not to examine other options. In order to disable and allow the Safari pop-up blocker, you’ll need to delve into your iPads or iPhone Settings menu.
Follow the below instruction:
Navigate to your Settings menu on the iOS home screen.
Once on the Settings menu, scroll all the way down until you see the Safari menu button.
Tap on “Safari.”
Once in the Safari menu, you can enable and disable the Safari pop-up blocker at any time by tapping the switch next to “Block Pop-ups.”
Return to the Safari app, which should now be compatible with the pop-up window you were unsuccessfully trying to access before.
Once you do everything you need to do on the troublesome webpage and are ready to exit Safari, repeat steps 1 thru 4 to re-enable the Safari pop-up blocker.
There’s nothing else to this method, which means that if you’re continuing to run into browsing issues related to an unresponsive site, you may want to troubleshoot further. You can begin by consulting Apple’s user guide for Safari on iOS.
Google Chrome is still one of the best mobile browsers around. It’s reasonably secure if you aren’t opposed to sharing your data with Google, and it’s the default choice of most internet users across the world. That said, here are the simple steps needed to disable (and re-enable) the pop-up blocker on the iOS version of Google Chrome for iPads and iPhones.
Open the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap on the three horizontal dots at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Tap on the “Settings” option in the dropdown menu.
Scroll to the very bottom of the Settings menu.
Near the bottom of the Settings menu, tap on the “Content Settings” option.
In the Content Settings menu, tap on “Block Pop-ups.”
In the Block Pop-ups menu, simply tap on the switch to the right of the “Block Pop-ups” option.
Return to the troublesome web page, which should now work.
Once you’re done tapping through any necessary pop-ups, repeat steps 1 thru 7 to re-enable Google Chrome’s pop-up blocker.
If you continue running into issues with Google Chrome on iOS, you may want to consult Google’s iOS user guide.
Microsoft Edge is becoming a robust web browser that can compete with, or even supersede, Safari and Google Chrome. Even though it’s from Microsoft, it works with iPhones and iPads, making it a viable option to test even if you’re an Apple fan. Even if you’re using Microsoft Edge, you can come across some websites that require you to tap through a pop-up to get to anything crucial. To disable and enable the Microsoft Edge pop-up blocker on iOS, follow these steps:
Once in Microsoft Edge, tap on the horizontal three dots on the bottom of the page.
Tap on the “Settings” button on the right.
From the Settings menu, tap on the “Privacy and security” option at the top of the page.
In the Privacy and security menu, tap into “Block pop-ups.”
On the “Block pop-ups” screen, simply toggle the switch to the right of the “Block Pop-Ups” option to switch the Microsoft Edge pop-up blocker on and off.
Return to the troubled web page and click through any genuine pop-ups that appear.
Repeat steps 1 through 5 to re-enable the Microsoft Edge pop-up blocker once you’ve completed step 6.
If this method doesn’t work, you can try one of the other iOS-compatible web browsers listed in this page, or check the Microsoft Edge user guide for mobile users for more information.