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

MrGuder

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Nov 30, 2012
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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.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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There is a pop-up blocker option in Safari's settings.
 

sunking101

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Sep 19, 2013
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There is a pop-up blocker option in Safari's settings.
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+.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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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.
 

nouveau-apple

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You know what? I think turning it off and turning that setting back on actually made it work
 
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