Pop-ups are annoying and often distracting. They can also be used to gather personal information or lead you to malicious websites.
However, there are some situations where it’s important for a website to display content in a pop-up window.
The good news is that iPhone users can easily disable pop-up blockers on the web browser they use. This can save them from having to deal with unwanted ads and interruptions while surfing.
1. Go to Settings
When you have an iPhone, there are a lot of different settings that you can change to improve your experience. Whether you want to turn off the incoming call banner, reduce the file size of your photos and videos or find a better way to control your notifications, there are several options available.
One of the best ways to control your notifications is to go to Settings. This is where you can make changes to things like your passcode, notification sounds, and more.
You can also search for certain settings by using the Search field in the Settings app. This can be helpful if you want to quickly find something.
If you have an iPhone, you can use the Reachability feature to control your device when you only have one hand available. This feature can be a real time-saver for people who struggle to use their device with two hands.
Another good way to control your phone is by limiting the amount of data that is consumed by apps. This can help you save money on cellular data and avoid running out of battery.
On your Mac, you can also control the amount of pop-ups that are allowed by your browser. Generally, the default setting is to block all pop-ups, but you can allow them for specific websites.
The downside to this is that you won’t be able to browse sites as easily as before, but it can be a good option for people who have an iPhone or iPad and don’t want to be bothered with all of the pop-ups that come up while they are browsing.
To turn off all pop-ups, you must disable the “Block Pop-up Windows” feature under General in Settings. You can then toggle it back on when you want to see more pop-ups.
2. Go to Safari
The Safari browser on your iPhone lets you navigate the internet. It has a number of features that make browsing faster and easier, including Smart Search, which provides curated search suggestions, AutoFill, which lets you fill in forms with stored information, and more.
You can also save web pages for future reference by using the Bookmarks icon, which looks like an open book. You can also create tab groups to organize your Safari tabs so they are more manageable.
To search in Safari, tap the address bar or the search box at the bottom of the screen to type a search term. As you type, you’ll see search suggestions based on your keyword and results from your bookmarks and browsing history. Once you find a result, tap it to view the page and navigate it.
When you’re on a long article or page, it can be hard to locate the link you want to tap. If you need to jump back to the top of a webpage, you can do so quickly by tapping the address bar.
Similarly, you can scroll down a page in Safari by dragging your fingers up and down the screen. You can also zoom in or out by dragging your index finger together with your thumb.
3. Go to Privacy
There are a lot of different privacy settings on an iPhone. These settings control how the device works and the data it shares with apps and other devices. While it may be time-consuming to go through each setting, it’s well worth the effort if you want to ensure your iPhone’s security and privacy.
First, you’ll need to go to the Settings app on your iPhone and click on the option labeled Privacy. This will bring you to a list of every feature and information that apps on your phone need access to. You can choose to let or deny each of these apps access to any of the features and information that they need.
You can also review the Location Services section to see what apps need unfettered access to your location and disable them if necessary. This can help protect your privacy and conserve battery life on your iPhone.
In addition, you’ll need to review the Privacy section on each app that you download. This is a good way to determine which apps have been maliciously surreptitiously grabbing data about you and your device without your consent.
If you’re concerned about how an app is able to gather information about you, it’s best to delete that app. This is especially true for apps that you don’t use or that have a high likelihood of being malicious.
4. Go to Apps
A lot of apps on an iPhone can run in the background and drain your battery if they’re not closed off. This can lead to serious performance issues, which is why it’s important to know how to close apps on an iPhone.
The best way to do this is by using the App Switcher, which allows you to view all your open apps as cards and swipe through them. Swiping up on any one of them will close the app and remove it from the switcher.
However, if you have multiple apps running at the same time, it can be a bit difficult to get all of them closed off. This is because there’s no ‘Clear All’ button on the app switcher like Android devices have, so you need to use different fingers to swipe up on each individual preview of an app until they all disappear from the screen.
Fortunately, there’s a simple way to close off up to three side-by-side apps at once without having to go through each of them manually, so you can save a few minutes.
If you have a newer model of iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of your phone’s screen to open the App Switcher and then swipe left or right until you see all your open apps.
This method is useful if you’re trying to clear up some of the apps that are cluttering your home screen, or if you’ve just finished using an app and want to delete it from the Home Screen. Alternatively, you can also use this trick to close any apps that are currently unresponsive or have stopped working.
You can also view all your apps in the App Library, which organizes them by category based on how you use them. You can search through the categories by entering a keyword in the search field, or you can browse them alphabetically.