How to Block Cookies in Safari on an iPhone 7

Websites use cookies in a number of different ways. Some of these are beneficial, and belong to the sites that you use and trust, while there are others that you might not wish to allow. Manually controlling which sites can use cookies on your iPhone can be tedious, so you might decide that you would simply rather block all of the cookies on your iPhone 7.

Our guide below will show you where to find the menu that allows you to control how cookies behave on your device. You can select from a variety of different options, including one that blocks all cookies from all sites.

How to Block Cookies from All Sites on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.2. These steps are going to block any cookies that a site tries to create on your device. While this will block the cookies that you want it to block, it may also block the cookies that you need to use some other sites. For example, many sites use cookies to keep your logged into an account, so you might have difficulty with those sorts of sites. Note that this will not affect sites that you visit from other browsers on your iPhone, such as Chrome or Firefox.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the iPhone 7 Settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.

open the iPhone 7 Safari menu

Step 3: Scroll down and tap the Block Cookies option in the Privacy & Security section of the menu.

how to block or allow cookies on an iPhone 7

Step 4: Select the Always Block option.

how to block all cookies on an iPhone 7

Now that you know how to block cookies in Safari on an iPhone 7, you will be able to use this setting as a way to prevent any sits or services from saving cookies to your device.

Are you planning to sell your iPhone and upgrade to a new model? Or do you have an old iPhone laying around that you would like to trade in? Learn how to factory reset your iPhone so that you can clear the old data off of it before you get rid of it.

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