How To Enable Pop Ups On iPad
Pop-ups are often considered annoying and undesirable, but there are instances where you may need to enable them, especially when using financial sites that utilize pop-ups to display important documents. By default, the iPad’s Safari browser has a pop-up blocker turned on, preventing most pop-up windows from appearing. However, if you need to allow pop-ups on your iPad, you can disable the pop-up blocker in the Safari section of the Settings app.
Enabling Pop-ups on Safari (Mac Desktops and Laptops)
To enable pop-ups on Safari for Mac desktops and laptops, follow these steps:
1. Open the Safari browser.
2. Click on the “Safari” menu item in the top-left corner of your screen, then select “Preferences”.
3. Click on the “Websites” tab.
4. On the left side of the window, click on “Pop-up Windows”.
5. Click the drop-down menu on the bottom right and choose “Allow”.
6. If you want to enable pop-ups for specific sites, find the desired site in the list and select “Allow”.
Enabling Pop-ups on Safari (iPhone and iPad)
To enable pop-ups on Safari for iPhone and iPad, use the following steps:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Scroll down and tap “Safari”.
3. Turn off the toggle next to “Block Pop-ups”.
By following these steps, you can allow pop-ups on your iPad, but keep in mind that you can’t specify a list of sites for which you want to allow pop-ups. Therefore, the pop-up blocker will be disabled for all web browsing until you turn it back on.
How to Allow Pop-ups on an iPad
If you need to allow pop-ups on your iPad, you can do so by following these steps:
1. Start the Settings app.
2. In the pane on the left, tap “Safari”.
3. In the General section, turn off “Block Pop-ups” by swiping the switch to the left.
By doing this, you have allowed pop-ups in Safari until you decide to turn the feature back on. To re-enable the pop-up blocker, simply swipe the switch back to the right.
Turn Pop-ups On or Off in Google Chrome
By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. If you want to turn pop-ups on or off, follow these steps:
1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app.
2. Tap “More” and then select “Settings”.
3. Tap “Content Settings” and then “Block Pop-ups”.
4. Turn Block Pop-ups on or off as per your preference.
Allow Pop-ups for a Specific Site in Google Chrome
Not all pop-ups are ads or spam. Some legitimate websites display web content in pop-up windows. To allow pop-ups for a specific site in Google Chrome, follow these steps:
1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
3. At the bottom, under “Pop-ups blocked,” tap “Always show”.
Fix Issues with Pop-ups in Google Chrome
If you encounter issues with pop-ups in Google Chrome, you can try the following steps:
1. Turn on your phone’s airplane mode.
2. Quit Google Chrome.
3. Close the tab with the problematic pop-up or dialog box.
1. How can I manage pop-ups and other unwanted interruptions on my iPad?
Unless you’re confident that they are a legitimate ad, avoid interacting with pop-ups or webpages that seem to take over your screen. If you see an annoying pop-up ad in Safari, you can go to the Search field and enter a new URL or search term to browse to a new site. If you don’t see the Search field on your iPhone or iPad, tap the top of the screen to make it appear. Some pop-ups and ads have fake buttons that resemble a close button, so use caution if you try to close a pop-up or ad. If you’re not sure, avoid interacting with it and close the Safari window or tab. On your Mac, you can quit Safari, then press and hold the Shift key while opening Safari. This prevents Safari from automatically reopening any windows or tabs that were open.
2. Why does Google Chrome block pop-ups by default?
Chrome blocks pop-ups that users might not find useful. If pop-ups get blocked on a site that you own, you can go to the Abusive Experience Report to learn if there are any issues found with your site that you can address.
3. What are the potential risks associated with pop-ups?
Pop-ups can be ads, notices, offers, or alerts that open in your current browser window, in a new window, or in another tab. Some pop-ups are third-party ads that use phishing tactics such as warnings or prizes to trick you into believing they’re from Apple or another trusted company, so that you’ll share personal or financial information. Or they might claim to offer free downloads, software updates, or plug-ins to try to trick you into installing unwanted software.
4. How can I allow pop-ups for a specific site in Google Chrome?
To allow pop-ups for a specific site in Google Chrome, open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad, go to a page where pop-ups are blocked, and at the bottom, under “Pop-ups blocked,” tap “Always show”.
5. What should I do if I still get pop-ups after disabling them in Google Chrome?
If you still get pop-ups after disabling them in Google Chrome, you may have previously subscribed to receive notifications from a site. You can block notifications if you don’t want any communications from a site to show up on your screen. Additionally, your computer or phone may be infected by malware, in which case you should learn how to get rid of it.
By following the steps outlined above, you can effectively enable pop-ups on your iPad and manage them in both Safari and Google Chrome.