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How to disable pop up blockers: steps for computers and phones

How to disable pop up blockers

You don’t have to be a technology professional to be able to take steps for how to disable pop up blocker problems in the individual browsers. This guide outlines how to disable pop up blockers for PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Edge.

How to disable pop up blockers: step by step guide for computers and phones

How to disable pop up blockers

Who does not know this problem: You open a website in the browser and all of a sudden individual or, in the worst case, several new windows pop up. We’re talking about pop-ups, of course. Most of these windows are advertisements. However, you have the option of activating or deactivating these in the respective browsers. And that is what the following will be about. We’ll show you how to disable pop up blockers. Also read How to disable Facebook on computer or mobile app

How to disable pop up blocker on Mac

The pop-up blocker integrated in Safari suppresses pop-up windows in which advertisements appear while surfing. But there are Internet services that work with popups that you might want to use. In this case the steps below will show how to disable pop up blocker Mac problems in Safari for iOS.

How to disable pop up blocker on Safari on computer

While the popup blocker for Safari blocks annoying advertising popups, which could possibly even contain malicious code, the popup function is also used for legitimate purposes. You may have to deactivate your popup blocker so that all elements are displayed correctly on some Internet pages.

Quick guide for how to disable pop up blockers on Mac in Safari
  • Open the Safari browser.
  • Click Safari in the menu bar at the top . (Outside the browser).
  • Click Settings -> Websites -> Pop-up Windows.
  • First select the column on the right ‘Website’ and then select the option you want.

How to disable pop up blocker on Chrome

The default browser for many users is Google Chrome. But here, too, pop-ups appear from time to time. Thanks to the integrated blocker, you can set whether they should be displayed or blocked. This is how to disable pop up blocker Chrome problems.

Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from appearing automatically and cluttering your screen. Whenever the browser blocks popups for a website, the icon appears in the address bar. Click on the symbol to deactivate the pop-up blocker or to change individual settings. Also read How to disable Windows 10 services for better speed

Quick guide to disable pop up blocker on Chrome for PC and Mac
  • Open Chrome on your computer.
  • At the top right, click the Settings three-dot menu.
  • Click on Advanced at the bottom.
  • Under Privacy and Security on content settings .
  • Click on Pop-ups and Redirects.
  • Activate the Allowed setting at the top.
Quick guide to disable pop up blocker on Chrome for Android
  • Open the Chrome app on your Android device.
  • To the right of the address bar, tap on the three-dot menu Settings .
  • Tap Website Settings, then Pop-ups and Redirects.
  • Select Allowed for pop-ups and redirects.
See pop-ups for a specific website in Chrome

To see blocked pop-ups for a website, follow the steps below:

  • If pop-ups have been blocked, you will see the icon in the address bar. Click the icon to see a list of blocked popups.
  • Click the link for the pop-up window that you want to see.
  • to always see pop-ups for the website, select “Always show pop-ups from [website]”. The website is added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog box.
To manually allow popups from a website, do the following:
  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select settings.
  • click Show advanced settings.
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the Content Settings button.
  • in the Pop-ups section, click Manage Exceptions.
Allow all popups

You can allow all popups by disabling the popup blocker. Follow these steps:

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select settings.
  • click Show advanced settings.
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the Content Settings button.
  • in the “Pop-ups” section select the option “Allow all websites to display pop-ups”. Customize the permissions for specific websites by clicking Manage Exceptions.
Using the Windows registry on PC to disable pop up blocker on Chrome
  • Hold the Windows key and press ” R ” at the ” Run ” box.
  • Type ” Regedit “, then press ” Enter “.
  • Note: You may need to create the Google and Chrome folders.
  • Navigate to:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Google \ Chrome
  • Right click ” Chrome ” and select ” New “> ” DWORD 32-bit value “
  • Give the value a name ” DefaultPopupsSetting “. Set the value data to:
  • 1 = All websites are allowed to show pop-ups
  • 2 = disable popups
  • Restart the computer and the setting will be retained.

How to disable pop up blockers on iPhone and iPad

Most iPhone and iPad users want to enable the pop-up blocker in Safari for iOS to avoid annoying pop-ups and glitches. However, sometimes the built-in Safari pop-up blocker is overly aggressive and wrongly blocks a pop-up on a website. Pop-up usage is required for the website to function as intended. In these situations, users can simply turn off the pop-up blockers in Safari for iOS, and it is just as easy to turn the feature back on. Also read How to fix an iPhone that is disabled: complete guide

This goes without saying, but unless you have a specific reason to disable the pop-up blocker in Safari for iOS, you may want to keep the feature enabled (or enable it if it’s currently disabled). It’s pretty obvious when a pop-up blocker is preventing a website from being used properly, so it’s not really a Safari troubleshooting trick, and it’s no secret when pop-up prevention is affecting a website’s functionality. It’s also a good idea to re-enable the pop-up blocker in Safari for iOS after you’ve used the site you want so you can prevent more annoying types of pop-ups from appearing in the future.

If you disable the pop-up blocker in iOS, you can display pop-ups in Safari. If you enable the pop-up blocker in iOS, you will prevent pop-ups from appearing in Safari. Here is the appropriate setting to toggle as needed:

  • Open the “Settings” app in iOS and go to “Safari”.
  • Under the general Safari settings, toggle the switch next to “Block Pop-ups” to the OFF position to deactivate the popup blocker, or the ON position to activate the popup blocker in Safari.
  • Return to Safari and browse the web as you normally would. The change is applied immediately.

You don’t have to restart or restart Safari because turning the switch on and off immediately affects whether websites and web pages in Safari can open a new pop-up window in Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Keep in mind that popups almost always open in Safari and open as a new tab, which means they can be accessed from the tab display, which looks like two overlapping squares.

As mentioned earlier, most of the users want to keep the popup blocker enabled in iOS Safari. But sometimes there is a need to turn it off. Typically such a situation occurs on some financial websites and login services, often showing a temporary pop-up as a pass-through or showing certain relevant information like PDF, report or authentication details.

Typically, if you have the pop-up blocker turned on, when you try to use any of these types of websites on an iPhone or iPad, the website will not work properly and you will not see the requested data. Also read How to disable Bixby, and Bixby Home and reassign the Bixby button.

Perhaps a future version of Safari for iOS will more easily allow individual websites to open pop-ups as needed, as can be done with Google Chrome on the desktop, but in the meantime you can control the pop-up blocker and toggle it off and on. Simply turn it back on via the iOS settings in a Safari-wide browser experience.

Quick guide to disable pop up blockers for Safari on iPhone and iPad
  • Click Settings (gray gear).
  • Then scan further down on Safari.
  • Uncheck the Block Pop-Ups option there.
Quick guide to disable pop up blockers for Chrome on iPhone and iPad
  • Open the Chrome app on your Apple device.
  • Tap the three-dot menu, then Settings.
  • Tap Content Settings , then tap Block Pop-ups.
  • Uncheck the Block Pop-ups option.
Quick guide to disable pop up blockers for Firefox on iPhone and iPad
  • Open Firefox on your Apple device.
  • At the bottom right, tap on the three-dot menu.
  • Then tap Settings at the bottom.
  • Uncheck the Block pop-up windows option.

Steps for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge

How to disable pop up blockers for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 5.x / 6.x [Deactivate pop-up blocker]:
(Note: Pop- ups can only be blocked from Windows XP Service Pack 2)

Quick guide
  • Open Internet Explorer on your computer.
  • Select the button Tools and then Internet Options.
  • On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up blockers, clear the Enable pop-up blockers check box.
  • Then select OK.

How to disable pop up blockers for Firefox on PC, Mac and Android

Quick guide for PC and Mac
  • Open Firefox on your computer.
  • Click the menu button and select Settings.
  • Select the Content – Privacy & Security section.
  • From there, go to the Pop-ups Permissions section and uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows.
Quick guide for Android
  • Open Firefox on your Android device.
  • To the right of the address bar, tap on the three-dot menu Settings.
  • Then tap Add-ons.
  • There you will find your installed add-ons and can deactivate them.

How to disable pop up blockers for Opera

The Opera browser is also widely used and popular. If you want to make your pop-up settings here, you have to proceed as follows:

  • First click on “Settings”. On Mac, the point could be “Preferences”.
  • You will then be directed to “Pop-ups” via “Websites” and can then make your changes.

How to disable pop up blockers for Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge browser, which has existed since 2015, has replaced the former standard Internet Explorer. The pop-up settings can also be managed here. And this is how it works:

  • Click on “Settings” via the three-dot menu.
  • Then you have to select “Cookies and website permissions” in the left column.

Summary

Regardless of which browser you use, it is very easy for all of them if you want to deactivate the pop-up blocker. All you have to do is follow the steps above.