Safari automatically switches to AppStore

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hismikeness, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    #1
    There have been a few times I click on a website, it loads, and then my phone automatically switches to the AppStore to one of the 17,000 candy crush derivative games. Initially I thought I was inadvertently touching a banner ad, but it has now happened to other people I know too.

    Besides not going to these sites, is there a way to avoid this? I've fished through my settings and pop up block is on, but otherwise I don't see a setting that would stop this.

    It has happened both in safari and in the twitter app's built in browser.

    Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Toronto, Canada
    #3
    Edit your hosts file to block the offending site(s).

    127.0.0.1 [offending site]
     
  3. hismikeness thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Thanks for the reply.

    This would stop it from happening again, right? Most of these sites are links from other sites or twitter, so not something I visit regularly or maybe ever again.
     

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