How come other apps can have popup blockers but Safari can't?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nouveau-apple, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. nouveau-apple macrumors 6502a

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  2. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I have no issues with popups on Safari. Never see them.
     
  3. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Yes pop ups occur in Safari on the iPhone there at some car forums that I visit and pop up ads do occur. I'm not sure about chrome on the iPhone as I don't use it.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There is a pop-up blocker option in Safari's settings.
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It's on by default and seems to do very little.
    Websites have more and more ads now and it definitely spoils browsing. I tried a proxy ad blocker on my old i5 but it slowed down browsing a little, so I haven't bothered with it on my 6+.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I can't say I've really seen any pop-ups with Safari. Pop-overs yes, but that's a different thing, and short of some sort of ad-blocking functionality (through a proxy or something lien that) I can't say I've seen many third party browsers offer something to deal with that either.
     
  7. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't seem to work very good at all.
     
  8. nouveau-apple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You know what? I think turning it off and turning that setting back on actually made it work
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What sort of issues were you seeing? I don't think I've really seen pop-ups in Safari.
     

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