How to unblock browser popup on mobile and computer

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Pop-up unblocking is required to access a window blocked by the browser because it is identified as an advertisement or spam. By default, browsers prevent opening this type of content as a security measure. And also to ensure a more pleasant navigation.

However, not all these windows are unwanted and the user needs to access them. Check out how to unblock the popup in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari whether on PC or mobile.

How to unblock pop-up in Chrome


When accessing a website with pop-up blocked by Chrome, on the computer, an icon of a window with an X () on the right side of the navigation bar. Click on it and then on the pop-up link. In this way, the content is released momentarily.


On the smartphone, a message appears indicating the number of blocked windows and the Always show option. If you tap on it, the popup will open every time you enter the page.

It's possible. however, unlock these windows always or from a specific website in the browser settings.

How to Unblock Popup on All Websites in Chrome

The procedure below is the same for the mobile and desktop browser version.

1. Open Chrome and click on the 3 dots icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to settings;

2. Scroll to the next screen and go to Site settings;

3. Again, scroll down and click Pop-ups and redirects;

4. Activate the key relative to the option Pop-ups and redirects.

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How to allow popups from a specific website in Chrome

This feature is only available on PC.

1. Open Chrome and click on the 3 dots icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to settings;

2. Scroll to the next screen and go to Site settings;

3. Again, scroll down and click Pop-ups and redirects;

4. In the section Allow, Click Add to Cart to allow this type of content to always open on a specific website;

5. In the window that opens, type or paste the website address and confirm in Add to Cart.

How to unblock popup in Firefox

When a website is blocked from pop-up by Firefox on the computer, a window icon with an x ​​appears on the left side of the navigation bar. The program also displays an information bar about how many pop-ups have been blocked.

To view the window, click on the icon in the address bar or on Options, in the information bar. then go to Open blocked popup. Thus, this time you will have access to that content.

On the cell phone, a message appears informing that the browser has prevented the site from opening a certain number of windows. If you go to Show, you can view the blocked content.

To unblock all sites or a specific one, check out the steps below. Both procedures are only available for the desktop version of Firefox.


How to Unblock Popup on All Websites in Firefox

1. Open Firefox and click on the three-line icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to Options;


2. No side menu, opt for Privacy and Security;

3. Scroll down to the section All rights reserved. and uncheck the box next to the option Block pop-up window.

How to Unblock Popup for a Specific Website in Firefox

1. Open Firefox and click on the three-line icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to Options;

2. No side menu, opt for Privacy and Security;

3. Scroll down to the Permissions section and next to the Block pop-up window checked option, click on Exceptions;

4. Write or paste the website address and go to Allow;

5. Complete the process in Save changes.

How to unblock pop-up in Edge

As with the browsers above, when Edge blocks a website pop-up on PC, it displays an icon indicating the action in the right corner of the screen. Just click on the image and then on the link for the page you want to access. Again, the process releases the popup just this once.

On the smartphone, a message appears indicating the number of windows prevented from opening and the option always show. If you tap on it, the popup will open every time you enter the page.


If you want to unblock the popup for all websites or for a specific one, follow the steps below. The unlocking procedures are different in the mobile and desktop version.

How to Unblock Popup on All Websites in Edge (Mobile)

1. Open Edge and tap on the three dots icon, located at the bottom of the browser;


2. In the menu that appears, go to settings;

3. Touch content blockers;

4. If the key next to block ads is activated, tap on it to deactivate.

How to Unblock Popup on All Websites on Edge (PC)

1. Open Edge and click on the three dots icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to settings;

2. In the menu on the left of the screen, choose site permissions;

3. Go in Pop-ups and redirects;

4. Turn off the switch next to Block.

How to unblock popup from a specific website in Edge (mobile)

1. Open Edge and tap on the three dots icon, located at the bottom of the browser;

2. In the menu that appears, go to settings;

3. Touch content blockers;

4. The key next to block ads must be activated. so go on Advanced Settings;

5. Access the item Whitelisted websites;

6. On the next screen, write or paste the address of the website that you want to allow the pop-up always and tap on the icon of + to add.

How to Unblock Popup from a Specific Website in Edge (PC)

1. Open Edge and click on the three dots icon on the right side of the address bar. In the menu that opens, go to settings;

2. In the menu on the left of the screen, choose site permissions;

3. Go in Pop-ups and redirects;

4. In the section Allow, Click on the button Add to Cart;

5. Type or paste the website address and go to Add to Cart.

How to unblock popup in Safari

Safari is Apple's browser, which is factory installed on Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and MacBooks.

When the user accesses a website and a pop-up is blocked, the program displays a multi-window icon on the right side of the navigation bar. Click on the icon to unlock and access the content displayed in the window.

Unlocking, however, is only done this time. When you re-enter the site, the content should be blocked again.

To enable pop-ups on one site or all of them, you need to go to your browser's settings. The way to unblock pop-ups is different in the mobile version and in the desktop edition. Check it out below.

How to unblock pop-up on Safari on iPhone

1. Touch Settings;

2. Now go to option Safari;

3. In the section General, disable the switch next to the option Block Pop-Ups.

How to unblock pop-up on Safari on Mac

1. Open Safari and go to Safari, no menu principal;

2. In the menu that opens, click on preferences…;

3. On the next screen, go to the option Sites;

4. In the side menu, click me pop-up windows;

5. Note that, on the right side of the screen, a list of sites appears. Next to each one is a menu with options. click in Allow to the website that you want to release the pop-ups;

6. If you want to release it to everyone, go to When visiting other websites, at the bottom of the screen, and choose the item Allow.

After all, what is pop-up and why are they blocked?

Pop-up windows are those that open without being prompted when accessing certain websites. Most of the time, they do not take up the entire screen and are often used for advertisements and offers.

Some pages offer an annoying amount of advertising. But the worst of the pop-ups is the misuse of the feature to apply scams. Criminals take advantage of the user's innocence to make him click on a link that directs him to a fake website.

By believing that you are participating in a promotion or downloading a paid app for free, you may provide data or access that you should not.

To avoid both multiple windows that interfere with browsing and possible scams, most browsers block this type of content by default.

So why unblock popups?

Some sites use the feature in a functional and secure way. This is what happens with filling out forms, internet banking pages, among others.

For security reasons, it is recommended to allow the pop-up only for these specific sites. That is, if you can, do not disable the feature for all web pages.

Even so, Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, explains that it is not always possible to block all content of this type. There are pop-ups that use formats not supported by the browser's ad-block.

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