Allowing pop-ups on your iPhone is necessary for using certain sites.
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  • You can allow pop-ups on your iPhone using both the Safari and Chrome browsers.
  • To allow pop-ups in your iPhone's Safari app, head to the Safari section of the Settings app.
  • The iPhone Chrome app has a "Content Settings" menu that lets you block or allow pop-ups.
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Most people consider pop-ups to be one of the internet's worst features. But despite how spammy they can be, a lot of legitimate websites use them for important reasons. For example, Amazon opens customer service chats in pop-ups, which some browsers block automatically.

Your iPhone's internet browser blocks pop-ups by default. But both Safari and Chrome let you change that and allow pop-ups.

Here's how to allow pop-ups in both Safari and Chrome on your iPhone.

How to allow pop-ups on an iPhone with Safari

Safari is your iPhone's built-in browser, so you'll have to use the built-in Settings app to change its options.

1. Open your iPhone's Settings app, then scroll down and tap Safari.

2. Under General, toggle off Block Pop-ups so the switch turns gray.

Flip the "Block Pop-ups" switch to the left.
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How to allow pop-ups on an iPhone with Chrome

Chrome is a third-party web browser made by Google, and has its own in-app settings menu.

1. Open Chrome and tap the three dots in the bottom-right corner.

2. Select Settings.

Open Chrome's Settings menu.
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3. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap Content Settings.

"Content Settings" is one of the last options on this page.
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4. Tap Block Pop-ups, then toggle off Block Pop-ups so the switch turns gray.

Toggle off the pop-up blocker.
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5. Tap Done in the top-right corner to save your change.

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