It’s so easy to store important information online that many of us take it for granted. This information is often locked behind passwords and usernames, which can make that type of information very valuable to criminals. Your email address and password, for example, could provide someone with the means to get a lot of your personal information.
One way that this information is obtained is by websites that present a fake login screen to visitors and ask for that user’s credentials. The user enters that information, thinking it’s their email provider or bank, then the fake website has that information. This is called phishing, and is a big problem for Internet users. The Safari browser on your iPhone has a setting that you can enable which will provide a level of protection against these sorts of attacks.
How to Turn on the Fraudulent Websites Warning on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.1. However, this option is also available for other iPhone models using the same version of iOS. Note that this setting is specific to the Safari browser, so it will not protect you in other browsers that you might use on the iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.
Step 3: Scroll to the Privacy & Security section of this menu and tap the button to the right of Fraudulent Website Warning. You you will know that it is turned on when there is green shading around the button. I have enabled the Fraudulent Website Warning in the picture below, which means the anti-phishing measure is enabled on this iPhone.
Are you trying to secure your private information on your iPhone? If you are reading a troubleshooting guide, then you can read this article to delete cookies and browsing history on your iPhone as well, as that is an option that is often suggested.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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