How to Stop Blocking Pop-Ups in the Google Chrome iPhone App

We have been conditioned through years and years of Web browsing to view all pop-ups as a bad thing. In most cases this is deserved. The majority of pop-ups are advertisements, surveys or spam that aren’t worth our time. But some websites use pop-ups for legitimate reasons, and the default action of blocking them that is employed by the Google Chrome iPhone app might prevent you from accomplishing something that you need to do. Fortunately you are not stuck, as it is possible to change the settings in Chrome to allow pop-up ads to display. They will open as new windows, allowing you to navigate between the original screen and the pop-up ad. So read below to learn how to enable them.


View Pop-Ups in Google Chrome on the iPhone


This is a setting that is best used on an individual case basis. If you find yourself on a site where you need to see pop-ups, then you can enable this setting. But you should definitely remember to deactivate it once you are finished doing what you need to do. Otherwise you will be seeing pop-up ads on unwanted sites as well, which can make for a miserable mobile browsing experience.


Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome app.

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Open the Google Chrome iPhone app


Step 2: Tap the Settings icon to the right of the address bar at the top of the screen. (it’s the button with the three horizontal lines.)

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Open the Chrome Settings menu


Step 3: Select the Settings option.

Select the Settings option
Select the Settings option


Step 4: Touch the Content Settings option.

Open the Content Settings menu
Open the Content Settings menu


Step 5: Tap the Block Pop-ups option.

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Select the “Block Pop-ups” option


Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Block pop-ups to switch it to Off, then press the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

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Turn off the “Block Pop-ups” setting


You will now be able to view pop-ups until you return to this screen and switch the button back to On.