“Open in App Store?” problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ianpwilliams, May 29, 2018.

  1. ianpwilliams macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2018
    Hi all, has anyone had an issue with the attached pop up coming up when browsing the internet? I have an iPhone 6S Plus with the latest software, and this pop up comes up a lot. I thought it was only on one website (the world snooker website), but it’s also come up on others. Clicking Cancel doesn’t help because I still end up on some strange page. Is anyone able to help please?

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  2. lynchdavidh macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2018
    New York
    It's possible that the website you're trying to visit has an associated app, and rather than letting you visit their mobile web page, they want you to install their app because they can tell you're visiting the website on an iPhone.
  3. ianpwilliams thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2018
    Maybe, although if I press cancel it still takes me to some weird page. And last time it took me to a strange page and then did the same pop up again, so I think there is something bad going on.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Sounds like there might be some ads being served on pages you are on which might have some "bad" ones in rotation where they will try to automatically direct you to the App Store (even though they shouldn't be doing that). Aside from those sites contacting the ad networks to report those ads and the ad networks doing something about it, your best shot might be to use a content/ad blocker in iOS that can help out with that kind of thing.
  5. ianpwilliams thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2018
    Thanks, I’ll try an ad blocker.

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