How to Allow or Block Pop-ups in Chrome iPhone or iPad?


Here’s how to efficiently manage bookmarks on Google Chrome for iOS and iPad.

There are websites that integrate pop-ups on their websites. Banks use them for login purposes, to allow interactions with their clients, to show activities like account statements, to get discount codes, or even to sign up for their newsletter.

On the other hand, some untrusted websites will be able to open pop-ups without your permission. This will in turn cause distractions in your daily activity when you are perusing the online.

How to block pop-ups in Google Chrome iPhone

The Chrome browser always blocks most of the pop-ups by default. That said, there are times when they sneak past the blocker, or we might have accidentally allowed them without our knowledge. Maybe someone was just randomly changing settings without an idea of what they were really doing.

So, to block the pop-ups, follow the steps below, and you are good to go.

  • Launch the Google Chrome Browser
  • Tap on the three dots in the right corner of the browser.
  • Scroll down to the Settings option
  • Choose “Content Settings”
  • Tap on the “Block pop-ups” option.

This will now start to block pop-ups on all the websites you visit, and is always recommended to be the default.

How to allow pop-ups in Google Chrome iPhone.

It is not always recommended to allow pop-ups globally on our devices, as they at times turn out to be intrusive and distracting. But if we are faced with a reason to allow them, follow the steps below to guide you on how to.

  • Launch the Google Chrome Browser
  • Tap on the three dots in the right corner of the browser.
  • Scroll down to the Settings option
  • Choose “Content Settings”.
  • Tap on the “Block pop-ups” option.
  • Toggle on the “Block Pop-ups”

Allowing Pop-Ups for Select Sites on Google Chrome

Since not all the pop-ups are damaging or misdirecting, we might want to allow some on some specific websites. Websites like banks, hospitals, and the like.

To allow the pop-ups for particular websites, follow the steps below.

  • Launch the Chrome browser app on the iPhone or iPad device
  • Go to the website that requires the pop-up feature to be allowed
  • Under the “Pop-ups blocked” option, tap on the “Always show” option.
  • And, that is it.

To block the pop-ups on a specific page, follow the steps below.

  • Launch the Chrome browser app on the iPhone or iPad device
  • Go to the website where you might have allowed pop-ups in the first place.
  • Under the “Pop-ups blocked” option, tap on the “Always block” option.
  • The pop-ups will now remain blocked as you interact with that website.

Solutions to errors that might cause malfunctions on the Chrome browser on iOS and iPad.

There has been a time when everything discussed above has been met, and still, you might or might not be seeing the pop-ups on your device. Let us discuss some of them below:

Update the Device.

Updating the mobile device has always come with its benefits. Some components rely on updates to function well, and the security definitions that play a role in pop-ups and ads will most likely benefit from the latest updates on a device.

Clear the cache

  • Launch the Chrome browser
  • In the top right corner of the Chrome browser, click on the three hamburger dots
  • Select the “Clear browsing data” option.
  • Choose the Time Range you want for the data to be erased.
  • Then tap the ( <Back ) to return to the previous page.

You can choose to include history on the items you want to delete them too.

  • Check Cookies, Site Data, and Cached Images and Files
  • Choose Clear Browsing Data
  • Tap on Clear Browsing Data to confirm the action.
  • Lastly, tap on Done, and that is it.

Reinstall the Chrome browser

First, we will have to uninstall the Chrome browser.

  • On the iPhone or iPad device, touch and hold down the Google Chrome app.
  • On the top left of the icon, tap on the “ X ” symbol.
  • To remove Chrome and delete the bookmarks and history, tap on the Delete option.

Deleting the profile information will erase all the data also. Fortunately, you can recover them on Google servers.

Now, let us reinstall Google Chrome again on the device.

  • Go to the App Store and launch it.
  • Search for Google Chrome in the search box
  • Click on the Get button next to Chrome to download, and the browser will install automatically on the iOS or iPad device.

Restart the device

  • Press and hold the power button and the volume down button simultaneously. Avoid the volume-up button, that’s used to take screenshots.
  • A slide-to-power-off window will be displayed; release the power and volume buttons and move the slider from left to right to shut the device down.
  • To restart the device, hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo appears.


Google Chrome browser is excellent when blocking pop-ups out of the box. But this might not always be the case we want, especially when we visit the websites we trust. The browser disables the pop-ups by default in the browser, and we might be prompted to allow them in order to access more features available on the websites.

The downside of the pop-ups is that they annoy persistently, even if they are not in any way of any security risks. They make the browsing experience non-intuitive, and consume a lot of time when dealing with them from time to time.

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