In this tutorial, I will reveal to you the steps you can take in order to block annoying ads that pop on your screen.
Warning: By following the step by step instruction in this tutorial, you will successfully block every single piece of pop-up advert targeted at your device.
Getting pop-ups on iPhone? What are these annoying messages?
Chances are, we have all gotten those messages.
They could be: “You have won a free iPod“, “your iPhone has been infected with a virus, do not close the tab” or “spin the wheel for a thousand dollar gift“.
It is easy to realize that those are spam ads. In fact, they turn out most times to be a scam or a phishing attempt.
Many people have actually fallen victim to these sort of ads by clicking on the popup and entering their card details into the spam website. They do this either to claim their “free iPod” or to liberate their iPhone from a “web virus“.
Indeed the source of those spammy messages intends to scare or stir an excitement those who see it.
Offers attached to those ads are too good to be true.
There is no way to possibly get an Xbox for a dollar, neither is there a way to spin a wheel on a generic website to get a free car.
You could end up losing a lot if you fall for those cheap scams.
Or maybe you already have?!
I hope not!
You could get a message that says: “virus has been detected on your iPhone“.
However, disregard this false alarm.
It is just a cheap attempt to trick you into entering your credit card information or downloading a spam app to your device.
Install an ad blocker to prevent pop-ups
Follow the steps below to stop annoying pop ads on your device using an adblocker app.
I recommend ADGuard blocker.
1. Download AdGuard app
Download and install AdGuard on your iOS device.
2. Find Safari in the Settings page
Open your settings page and scroll down to the Safari option. Click it.
3. Open content blockers
On the General tab, scroll down till you see the Content blockers option. Tap on it.
4. Toggle on each option
Toggle on each of the content blocker options on the page.
5. Reboot your iOS device
Restart your iPhone.
How to stop pop-ups on iPhone through the Safari Browser
There multiple ways to stop getting fraudulent messages on the Safari web browser.
Apply this method when you get a pop-up that can’t close
1. Turn off your iPhone
Hold the power and home button of your iPhone for a few seconds to turn off your device.
2. Power on your iPhone
Power on your iOS device again by holding on the power button.
3. Launch Safari web browser
Open Safari browser, click on the Settings option.
4. Clear history and website data
In the new menu, go to the bottom of the page and click on clear history and website data.
5. Restart your iPhone
Reboot your iPhone and the misleading adverts should be gone for good.
How to permanently stop pop-ups on Safari
1. Launch the Settings app
Open the settings page on your iPhone.
2. Open the Safari option
Scroll down the page until you see the Safari option. Click it.
3. Block pop-ups
On the General tab, find the Block pop-ups option.
Tap it and it will toggle on.
4. Turn on the fraudulent website warning
Scroll down further to the Privacy and Security tab, then toggle on Fraudulent website warning.
How to remove pop-ups on Chrome browser
There are some ways to remove those annoying messages that show up on your device while you are on Chrome.
1. Launch Chrome browser
Open the Chrome web browser on your iPhone.
2. Open the app Settings
Click on the vertical three-dotted icon and then select the settings option.
3. Open website settings
Select the site settings option on the next page.
4. Edit pop-ups and website redirects
Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the Pop-ups and redirects option. Tap on it, then turn it off if the toggle is on.
You can also follow this alternative step:
1. Start the Chrome app
Open the Chrome browser.
2. Open Chrome settings
Tap on the vertical three-dotted icon and then select the settings option.
3. Select the Privacy option
Scroll down and click on Privacy option when you see it.
4. Clear browsing data
Scroll to the very bottom of the Privacy page and tap on Clear browsing data. Hit the Clear data button.
Pop-ups can be very annoying because they are irrelevant and spammy.
I recommend that you stay cool if you come across any of those spammy messages that cover your entire screen. Realize it is just another cheap attempt to excite or scare you.
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