How to Allow Pop Ups in the Chrome iPhone App

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.

You can turn off the pop up blocker in the iPhone version of the Google Chrome Web browser by opening the app, tapping the three doors, choosing Settings then Content Settings, then selecting the Block Pop-ups option, and turning it off.

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)

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap the three dots.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Content Settings.
  5. Tap Block Pop-ups.
  6. 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.

open the chrome menu

Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

open the settings menu

Step 4: Select the Content settings option.

select the content settings option

Step 5: Touch the Block Pop-ups button.

block pop ups menu on iphone

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.

how allow pop ups in chrome iphone

Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about how to unblock pop ups on an iPhone.

More Information on How to Allow Pop Ups on iPhone Chrome Browser

Even if you have transitioned to the Chrome browser on your iPhone, you might still be using Safari, too. You can change the pop up blocking for Safari by going to Settings > Safari > and turn off the Block Pop Ups option.

If you prefer Chrome then you may want to make it the default browser on your iPhone, which is now an option in iOS 15. You can make this change by going to Settings > Chrome > then selecting the Default Browser app option and tapping on Chrome.

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.

Do you want to use a private browsing tab in the Chrome browser on your iPhone, but you aren’t sure how? Learn how to start a private browsing session in Chrome so that your browsing activities won’t be saved once you exit the private browsing session.

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