How to Block Pop-ups on iPhone 12 Safari | Stop Annoying Pop-up Ads

This post will help you block pop-ups on the iPhone 12. Read on if you need help configuring your new iPhone to prevent annoying pop-up ads and malware from interfering with your online activities.

iOS Pop-up Blocker

The small windows that suddenly appear on your screen when browsing the internet are generally called pop-ups. In the modern era, pop-ups are typically used to render online ads that come in various types of window or graphical user interface. While these pop-ups yield benefits to advertisers, many people particularly end-users find them annoying as they tend to interrupt their normal browsing experience. And because of this concern, pop-up blockers are created.

Pop-up blockers also known as pop-up killers are programs that are designed to halt pop-up windows from showing up in a user’s web browser and thereby prevents them from interfering with and cluttering your browsing experience. 

Computer and mobile browsers do embed a built-in pop-up blocker for users to activate when needed.

In case you’re wondering how to make use of this feature on the iPhone 12 Safari browser, I’ve laid out a simple guide for you to follow. Here’s how to stop pop-ups from showing up on  your iPhone 12 Safari browser.

Easy Steps to Block Pop-ups on iPhone 12 Safari 

These steps are also applicable on the Safari app on other iOS devices that have the same software version with the iPhone 12. Actual screens and menu items may vary between carriers and device models.

  1. To get started, go to your Home screen then tap the Settings icon.
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The Settings menu will load up on the next display. On this menu, you will see all the iOS features and apps settings you can use and manage.

2. Scroll down or up to view more items. Then, tap Safari.

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The Safari menu opens next. Here, you can manage different features of the Safari app and adjust the settings that would best suit your browsing needs and preferences.

3. To proceed with this demo, we will need to activate the feature that prevents pop-ups. So, locate Block Pop-ups from the list of features and then tap to turn on the switch next to it.

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The button has to appear in green color for the feature to be activated. 

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To see if the recent browser changes work as intended, try loading up the Safari browser app. 

Still Getting Pop-Ups?

If pop-ups are still interfering with your internet browsing, make sure that the latest software updates are installed. Software updates usually embed security features including patches that help control pop-up ads and malware.

Turning on the Safari security settings like Fraudulent Website Warning is also recommended.

To access this feature, you will need to go to your iPhone’s Safari settings and then toggle to turn on the Fraudulent Website Warning switch.

In the case where you’re trying to access a web content with a user interface that’s designed in the form of pop-ups, you will need to disable the browser’s pop-up blocker for you to access the content.

And that’s it!

More Video Tutorials

To view more comprehensive tutorials and troubleshooting clips on different mobile phones and tablets, feel free to visit The Droid Guy channel on YouTube anytime. 

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