Desktop Web browsers have been blocking pop ups for years, which is a habit that has transferred to mobile browsers as well. But if a page isn’t loading and your browser is blocking a link, then you may need to know how to allow pop ups in the Chrome iPhone app.
Pop-ups have a bad reputation due to nefarious uses in the past, so many websites and content creators have stopped using them. Due to their potentially harmful nature, most Web browsers block pop-ups by default, so you need to go out of your way if you want to use a site that requires the use of pop-ups.
If you need to browse such a site on your mobile device, then you will need to let pop-ups come through. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting in the Chrome iPhone app so that you can complete the current task at hand that is reliant upon pop-up accessibility.
How to Turn Off the Pop Up Blocker in the Chrome iPhone App (Newer Chrome Versions)
- Open Chrome.
- Tap the three dots.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Content Settings.
- Tap Block Pop-ups.
- Turn it off.
Our article continues below with additional information on turning off Chrome’s pop up blocker on an iPhone.
How to Turn Off the Google Chrome Pop Up Blocker on an iPhone 7 (Older Chrome Versions)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. These steps assume that Chrome is currently configured to block pop-ups, but that you have a need to allow pop-ups to come through. Note that these steps will only apply to Chrome. Other browsers have their own pop up settings. You can turn off the Safari pop-up blocker, for example, by going to Settings > Safari > Block Pop-ups.
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser.
Step 2: Tap the menu button at the top-right of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option.
Step 4: Select the Content settings option.
Step 5: Touch the Block Pop-ups button.
Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Block Pop-ups to turn it off, then tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Often if you are disabling the pop up blocker in your Web browser then it is a short term adjustment. Be sure to go back to your Chrome settings and turn the pop up blocker back on so that you can continue blocking pop ups for your future browsing sessions.
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