You can allow cookies on your iPhone in iOS 17 by going to Settings > Safari > Advanced > and turning off the Block All Cookies option.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on the iPhone Safari cookie setting, including pictures of these steps.
You can also watch this video about how to allow cookies on iPhone in iOS 17 for more on this topic.
How to Stop Blocking Cookies in iOS 17 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 14 Plus in the iOS 17 operating system.
The see steps will work for more other iPhone models that are using iOS 17.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Safari option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the Advanced option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Block All Cookies to turn it off.
Note that this will not affect cookies in other browsers that you might have on your iPhone, such as Chrome or Firefox.
If you are using a version of iOS prior to iOS 17, then you can read this article about enabling cookies on an iPhone.
Video About the iOS 17 Safari Cookie Setting
Summary – Allowing iPhone Cookies
- Open Settings.
- Select Safari.
- Choose Advanced.
- Turn off Block All Cookies.
Related: iPhone Guide to Updating Apps
Additional Information About iPhone Cookies
Let’s talk about cookies. No, not the kind you eat with milk! I’m talking about the tiny pieces of data websites store on your device. If you’ve got an iPhone, you’ve probably seen messages about cookies popping up while browsing. So, what’s the deal? Are they good, bad, or just plain confusing? Let’s break it down.
A Crumbly Introduction to Cookies
Imagine walking into your favorite store and the salesperson remembers your name, what you last bought, and even your favorite color. It feels pretty special, right? That’s sort of what cookies do for websites. They help sites remember stuff about you, making your online experience smoother. When a website remembers your login details, shopping cart items, or settings, that’s cookies working their magic.
Why Would I Want to Allow Cookies on My iPhone?
Personal Touch: Ever noticed ads or content that seem like they were picked just for you? Cookies help websites tailor things to your taste.
Remember the Details: Whether it’s saving items in a shopping cart or keeping track of your progress in a game, cookies store these little details.
Sounds Great, But Are There Any Downsides?
Of course, like everything, cookies have a flip side. Sometimes, they can be a tad nosy. If you’re someone who values privacy, you might not like the idea of websites tracking what you’re up to. And let’s be real, nobody likes too many ads. Cookies can lead to a lot of personalized ads, which can sometimes feel overwhelming.
What happens if I block all cookies?
When you block all cookies, websites may not function as intended. You might need to sign in every time or some features might not work.
Can I choose which websites save cookies?
Yes! Safari on iPhone lets you choose which sites you trust. This is a middle ground between blocking all cookies and allowing them everywhere.
Do cookies harm my iPhone?
How often should I clear cookies from my iPhone?
Clearing cookies is like spring cleaning. You can do it whenever you feel your browsing is getting cluttered. Some folks do it monthly, while others, only when there’s an issue.
What’s the difference between cookies and cache?
While cookies store details about your interactions, cache is like a memory bank that helps websites load faster. They’re both there to make your life easier, but they do different things.
More About Cookies
For those who dive deep, there’s more to cookies than meets the eye. There are various types like session cookies, which vanish once you close your browser, and persistent cookies that hang around longer. Plus, there’s a difference between first-party cookies (from the site you’re on) and third-party cookies (from advertisers or others). You can even dive into settings on your iPhone to tweak these specifics if you’re feeling adventurous.
In conclusion, cookies on your iPhone can be friends or foes – it all depends on how you see them. They sure make life online easier, but if privacy is your jam, you’ve got controls in your hands. Either way, now you’re equipped with the knowledge to make an informed choice. So, to allow or not to allow? The cookie crumbles in your court!
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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