How to Enable JavaScript on Apple Safari (iPad, iPhone iOS)

Are you having a hard time in trying to turn on JavaScript on your iPad or Apple iPhone device?

JavaScript has evolved into an essential tool that makes the web what it is today. It controls the dynamic elements of web pages, and most websites will fail to run correctly if your Apple Safari browser does not have its JavaScript enabled. Although disabling JavaScript offers browsers faster loading of a website, you should know that it reduces the overall browsing experience on your iPad or iPhone device.

Be it an iPhone 11, iPhone 10 or MacOS device, the steps in this guide will help you learn the simple process and benefits of enabling the JavaScript feature on your Safari browser.

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What Is JavaScript and Why Do I Need It?

JavaScript is a type of code used by web developers to install and establish interactive content on websites – in essence, it allows web pages to dynamically load and send content in the background without page loads on your Apple Safari browser. Generally, JavaScript is used by modern websites to provide various features such as display advertisements – the reason why a small subset of internet users want it disabled.

However, disabling the JavaScript feature on your Safari web browser is much more of a hassle than it seems. If you turn off JavaScript on your browser, many websites won’t function properly. In most cases, you will also be unable to enjoy certain functions or view content that you are accustomed to accessing on JavaScript-based websites.

How to Enable JavaScript on Safari ​

Here’s how to turn on JavaScript on Safari:

1. Select the “Safari” icon on your home screen.

2. Scroll down the Settings page to find the menu item labelled “Safari”, and then select it.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the Safari menu and choose “Advanced” – choosing this will reveal the advanced settings for your Safari browser.

4. On the Advanced menu, find the option for enabling or disabling “JavaScript” for your Safari browser. On finding the JavaScript option, you’ll see a button next to it.

5. Now slide this button to the right to turn on JavaScript on your Safari browser.

6. That’s it! You’ve just enabled JavaScript.

How to Disable JavaScript on Safari ​

Here’s how to turn off JavaScript on Safari:

1. Tap on the “Settings” icon on your home screen.

5. Now slide this button to the left to turn off JavaScript on your Safari browser.

6. That’s it! You’ve just disabled JavaScript. ​

How to Enable JavaScript on Mac

Follow the steps below to activate JavaScript in Safari on Mac:

1. Open the Safari application by clicking on an icon that appears like a compass in your bottom toolbar.

2. Click on the “Safari” menu at the top left corner of the browser.

3. Under the Safari menu, find and click on “Preferences”. This will open a pop-up menu.

4. Move your cursor over to the “Security” tab and select it.

5. Now check the box beside “Enable JavaScript” to turn on JavaScript. Make sure the box is checked.

6. You can now close the “Preferences” window to apply your settings.

7. That’s it! You’ve enabled JavaScript.

8. Restart your browser.

How to Disable JavaScript in Safari on Mac

Follow the steps below to disable JavaScript in Safari on Mac:

2. Click on “Safari” menu at the top left corner of the browser.

3. Under the Safari menu, find and click on “Preferences”. This will open a dropdown menu.

4. Move your cursor over to the “Security” tab and then click on it.

5. Now uncheck the box beside “Enable JavaScript” to disable JavaScript.

7. That’s it! You’ve disabled JavaScript.

8. Restart your browser. 

Apple Safari comes built-in with a JavaScript engine that makes website elements interactive. And while it isn't actually necessary that you enable it to use your Safari browser, it's something that you'll perhaps want to do to enjoy a seamless browsing experience. Otherwise, many websites you visit will appear broken or won't even work.

JavaScript is enabled by default in Apple Safari, but you can verify if yours is active through the Safari tab. To do this, simply click on "Safari" at the top left of your screen to expand the Menu. Next, click on Preferences to reveal the Safari Preferences section. Now that you're in the Preferences section, find and click the "Security" tab to access the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox. If the checkbox has a tick symbol, it means JavaScript is active and working.

Millions of websites use JavaScript to display interactive elements, such as animations, special effects and more. If you browse them with JavaScript disabled in your Apple Safari, then you probably won't have the full experience that you normally would. Some JavaScript-based websites may appear dull or static, while others may not even work at all.

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Nearly all webpages are scripted using JavaScript , a programming language that creates dynamic effects in web browsers, including animations, interactive menus, video playback, and more. Generally, JavaScript isn’t exposed to you as you view a website. However, by building a shortcut that contains the Run JavaScript on Webpage action, and then running the shortcut from the Safari app, you can control a webpage’s JavaScript.

Shortcuts that run your custom JavaScript on a webpage have myriad uses. For example, you can create shortcuts that retrieve specific data from a webpage and then incorporate that data into a task, such as extracting a class schedule and then adding it to the Calendar app, or exporting the member data of a social media group and then adding that data to a spreadsheet.

You can also create shortcuts that let you modify a webpage, such as changing the font of the webpage’s text or modifying the speed at which a video plays back. Before you can run JavaScript from a shortcut, you must enable the setting. See Advanced Privacy and security settings in Shortcuts on iPhone or iPad .

For information on using shortcuts that run JavaScript on a webpage, see Use the Run JavaScript on Webpage action in Shortcuts on iPhone or iPad .

About retrieving webpage data

The Run JavaScript on Webpage action lets you retrieve data from a webpage by grabbing all elements that match certain criteria, then iterating through those elements to perform a task with the data (or to inspect the elements further).

For example, to create a list of every image element on a webpage, use:

var elements = document.querySelectorAll("img");

In another example, to retrieve every element with the class “post,” use:

var elements = document.querySelectorAll(".post");

Once a NodeList is created, you can iterate through the elements (to further filter the elements or add the elements to a data structure) using something like:

For more information on querying webpage results, see https://developer.mozilla.org/Selectors and https://developer.mozilla.org/SelectorAll .

Run JavaScript on Webpage action input

The input to the Run JavaScript on Webpage action must be an active Safari webpage, which means you must run the shortcut from the share sheet (specifically from Safari, SFSafariViewController, or ASWebAuthenticationSession).

When a shortcut is run from the share sheet, the input from the Safari app is passed into the first action of your shortcut.

Although the input into the Run JavaScript on Webpage action must be a Safari webpage, you can insert additional data into the action by using Magic Variables . For example, the Change Video Speed shortcut (available in the Gallery) contains a Run JavaScript on Webpage action that modifies a video on a webpage. The playback rate of the video is controlled by the Speed variable.

For information on running shortcuts from Safari, see Launch a shortcut from another app on iPhone or iPad .

Run JavaScript on Webpage action output

To return data, you must call the completion handler in JavaScript, such as completion(result) . Because JavaScript is usually used with asynchronous patterns, the call is intentionally not synchronous. This way, you can finish the action asynchronously. For example, the following is valid:

The output of the Run JavaScript on Webpage action is any valid JSON data type, including:

Boolean (true or false)

Array (containing any other valid JSON type)

Dictionary (containing any other valid JSON type)

Behind the scenes, Shortcuts automatically encodes and decodes your returned value to communicate between JavaScript and the Shortcuts app. This means you don’t need to call JSON.stringify(result) before calling the completion handler.

Because the return value is JSON, certain return values won’t work well. For example, a function or Node won’t have a useful JSON-encoded representation. In this case, it’s recommended that you create an Array/Dictionary that contains the JSON-compatible values you need.

Note: Because an object in JavaScript is simply a dictionary, basic objects convert to JSON well.

If you don’t want to return any data from the Run JavaScript on Webpage action, you can call completion() with no argument in the function (because undefined is a valid output). This is identical to calling completion(undefined) .

For more information about JSON, see Intro to using JSON in Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad .

For more information on Nodes, see https://developer.mozilla.org/Node .

For more information on functions, see https://developer.mozilla.org/Functions .

Run JavaScript on Webpage action time limit

Like all JavaScript extensions in Safari, the Run JavaScript on Webpage action is subject to a time limit and should be completed as quickly as possible. JavaScript that uses synchronous functions might not complete in time, including:

window.alert()

window.prompt()

window.confirm()

Timeouts that last multiple seconds—for example: window.setTimeout(function() { completion(); }, 5000);

If your JavaScript exceeds the time limit, the shortcut will fail to complete and a JavaScript Timeout error message will appear when you run the shortcut.

Syntax and Runtime Error Handling

You can use any syntax that’s supported in Safari to write JavaScript in the Run JavaScript on Webpage action.

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How to Enable JavaScript in a Browser on a Mac

Last Updated: March 29, 2024

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This article was written by Yaffet Meshesha and by wikiHow staff writer, Nicole Levine, MFA . Yaffet Meshesha is a Computer Specialist and the Founder of Techy, a full-service computer pickup, repair, and delivery service. With over eight years of experience, Yaffet specializes in computer repairs and technical support. Techy has been featured on TechCrunch and Time. This article has been viewed 43,101 times.

This wikiHow teaches you how to enable JavaScript in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox when you're using a Mac. JavaScript is enabled by default in most modern web browsers or is prompted whenever an application needs to use it, so you shouldn't have to enable it unless you've turned it off.

JavaScript for Mac: Enabling in Your Browser

  • JavaScript is enabled in most Mac web browsers by default, so you shouldn't have to enable it unless you've turned it off.
  • To enable JavaScript in Safari, click the Safari menu, select Preferences or Settings , click Security , and check the box next to "Enable JavaScript."
  • To enable JavaScript in Chrome, click the menu, go to Settings > Advanced > Site Settings > JavaScript , and toggle on the "Allowed" switch.

Things You Should Know

  • Navigate to the "Security" tab of your Safari Preferences to ensure the box next to "Enable JavaScript" is checked.
  • Find "Site Settings" under the "Privacy and Security" tab of your Chrome Settings to enable JavaScript.
  • Firefox enables JavaScript by default. If it is disabled, you may have an extension that is blocking it.

Step 1 Open Safari on your Mac.

  • If you're using a browser plugin that blocks JavaScript from running on one or more websites, you'll usually need to disable it. You can do so on the Preferences panel by clicking Websites and de-selecting the plugin name. [2] X Research source

Step 1 Open Chrome on your Mac.

  • JavaScript is allowed by default in Chrome. You shouldn't have to manually enable it unless you've turned it off.

Step 2 Click the  ⁝ menu.

  • If you see the word "Allowed" right below "JavaScript," JavaScript is already enabled.
  • If JavaScript isn't working despite being enabled, it's likely due to a security extension you've installed on Chrome. Click the ⁝ menu, click More Tools , and then Extensions . Toggle off any extensions you don't want to use.

Step 7 Slide the

  • Chrome lets you manually disable JavaScript by website. If you manually disabled JavaScript on a certain site and want to re-enable it, you can do so under the "Blocked" header. Click the ⁝ menu next to the site's name and click Remove .

Step 1 Open Firefox on your Mac.

  • JavaScript is enabled by default in Firefox. There's no way to disable it in your general Firefox options, so it's unlikely that you'll need to turn it on unless you've manually edited the about:config page.
  • If you've installed a privacy extension like Ghostery or NoScript that disables JavaScript, you may need to disable it to use JavaScript. Click the ≡ menu, click Add-ons , and then click Disable next to the extension. [3] X Research source

Step 2 Type about:config into the address bar and press ⏎ Return.

  • The results appear in three columns: Preference Name , Status , Type , and Value .

Step 5 Find the value of the

  • If the Value is set to True : JavaScript is already enabled and there's no need to make any changes. Do not continue with this method.
  • If the Value is set to False : Continue with this method.

Step 6 Right-click the False value.

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  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/security-ibrw1074/mac
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/disable-block-a-safari-plug-sfri27594/mac
  • ↑ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/javascript-settings-for-interactive-web-pages

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  • To enable Javascript on a Mac while using Safari , you'll need to open Safari and navigate to its Security menu.
  • Enabling Javascript can help you view web pages properly — without it, many websites and programs may not load.
  • It should only take a minute or so to enable Javascript in Safari on your Mac .
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Javascript is an extremely common programming language that's used across the internet. 

And while it isn't necessarily required that you enable it in order to use Safari , it's something that you'll probably want to do. Otherwise, many websites you visit will look strange, or even broken.

Enabling Javascript in your Mac's default browser, Safari , is an easy process. In fact, it should only take you only a minute or so to complete.

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1. Open Safari (it's the compass icon that, by default, lives in your bottom toolbar).

2. In the top toolbar, select "Safari."

3. In the dropdown menu, click "Preferences."

4. Toggle over to the "Security" tab.

5. Check the box next to "Enable Javascript."

Once you've done that, you can close out the "Preferences" window, and you're good to go. 

If you use more than one browser, you may wish to enable it on those other browsers as well. On Chrome, for example, you'll still go through the "Preferences" menu at the top of the screen. Then type "Javascript" in the search bar and make sure that it says "Allowed" under "Javascript."

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iOS 17: How to Enable JavaScript on iPhone – A Step-by-Step Guide

Enabling JavaScript on your iPhone running iOS 17 is a breeze. Tap on the Settings app, scroll down to Safari, and then to Advanced. There you’ll find the JavaScript toggle – switch it on, and you’re all set!

Once you’ve enabled JavaScript on your iPhone, you’ll experience a smoother and more interactive web browsing. Many websites that rely on JavaScript for menus, forms, or even games will become fully functional.

You can also check out this video about how to enable JavaScript on iPhone for more on this subject.

Introduction

JavaScript is something that most of us take for granted when browsing the web. It’s a programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic and interactive features on their websites, like animated graphics, interactive forms, and even games that can be played directly in your web browser. But did you know that sometimes JavaScript can be turned off on your phone? It’s true!

For iPhone users, especially those who have recently updated to iOS 17, you might need to enable JavaScript to make sure you’re getting the most out of your web browsing experience. If you’ve ever visited a website and noticed that some features aren’t working as they should, it could be because JavaScript is disabled. This feature is crucial for anyone who uses their iPhone for internet browsing, online shopping, or playing web-based games. If you’re scratching your head wondering how to get JavaScript up and running on your iPhone, worry not – it’s simpler than you might think!

Step by Step Tutorial: Enabling JavaScript on iOS 17

Before we dive into the steps, it’s worth noting that enabling JavaScript will allow your web browser to fully interpret and display pages that rely on this programming language. This can make your web surfing experience much richer and more interactive.

Step 1: Open the Settings App on Your iPhone

Go to your iPhone’s home screen and tap on the Settings icon.

The Settings app is where you can tweak and customize all sorts of features on your iPhone. It’s the go-to place for making changes to how your phone operates.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap on ‘Safari’

Find Safari in the list of apps within the Settings and tap on it.

Safari is the default web browser for iOS devices. When you change settings here, it affects how web pages are displayed and how you interact with them in the Safari app.

Step 3: Scroll Down to the ‘Advanced’ Section

Keep scrolling down in the Safari settings until you see the Advanced option, then tap on it.

The Advanced section is where you can access more technical settings that can alter your web browsing experience in significant ways.

Step 4: Toggle JavaScript On

You should see a switch next to JavaScript. If it’s off, it will be gray. Tap on the switch to turn it on. It should then turn green.

By toggling JavaScript on, you’re enabling your browser to execute JavaScript code, which is essential for many websites to function correctly.

Additional Information

When it comes to using your iPhone to its fullest potential, knowing how to enable JavaScript is key. JavaScript is so ingrained in the fabric of the web that without it, you might not be able to use some of your favorite sites properly. Whether you’re shopping online, doing some research, or trying to kill some time with web games, JavaScript is working behind the scenes to make that possible.

Enabling JavaScript on your iPhone doesn’t just stop at improving your web experience. It can also affect how certain apps function, especially those that rely on web-based content. It’s also worth noting that most modern web browsers, including Safari, are designed to handle JavaScript efficiently, making it unlikely that you’ll experience any significant issues.

Remember, though, that with great power comes great responsibility. While JavaScript is generally safe, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the websites you visit and the links you click on, especially if JavaScript is enabled. Always make sure to keep your iOS updated to the latest version to benefit from the latest security features.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap on Safari
  • Scroll down to the Advanced section
  • Toggle JavaScript on

Frequently Asked Questions

Is enabling javascript safe.

Yes, it is generally safe to enable JavaScript, but it’s important to be mindful of the websites you visit and the links you click on.

Will enabling JavaScript slow down my iPhone?

It can on older models, but most modern iPhones handle JavaScript well without any noticeable slowdown.

Can I enable JavaScript for specific websites only?

No, enabling JavaScript in Safari settings will apply to all websites you visit using Safari.

Does JavaScript use a lot of data?

It can use more data than browsing with JavaScript disabled, as it allows for additional content to load.

Can I turn off JavaScript after enabling it?

Yes, you can go back into your Safari settings and toggle JavaScript off at any time.

Enabling JavaScript on your iPhone running iOS 17 is a simple yet powerful way to enhance your web browsing experience. Not only does it make web pages more interactive, but it also ensures that you can use all the features of modern websites and web applications.

While there may be some concerns about security, performance, and data usage, the benefits of enabling JavaScript far outweigh the potential drawbacks. So go ahead, flip that JavaScript switch and unlock the full potential of the web on your iPhone. Just remember to stay updated with the latest iOS versions and practice safe browsing habits!

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iOS 17: How to Enable JavaScript on iPhone in Simple Steps

Enabling JavaScript on your iPhone running iOS 17 is a straightforward process. Head to the “Settings” app, tap “Safari,” and select “Advanced.” There you will find the JavaScript setting. Just switch it on, and voilà, JavaScript is now enabled on your iPhone.

After you complete this action, your mobile browser will be able to run JavaScript, which will greatly enhance your web browsing experience. Many websites use JavaScript for interactive features, so enabling it is crucial for a fully functional internet experience.

You can also watch this video about how to enable JavaScript on iPhone for additional info.

Introduction

So, you’ve just updated your iPhone to the latest iOS 17, and you’re excited to explore all the new features. But wait, you’re trying to play a game or use a feature on a website, and it’s not working. You scratch your head, wondering what could be wrong. Then it hits you – you need to enable JavaScript. But why is this important?

JavaScript is a programming language that makes web pages interactive. It’s like the secret sauce that adds functionality to websites – from refreshing your social media feed to playing online games, it’s the behind-the-scenes worker that makes it all happen. Without it, you’d be stuck in a world of static and boring web pages. And since we all use our iPhones for pretty much everything these days, from work to entertainment, having JavaScript enabled is a must. This tutorial is relevant to anyone who wants to make the most out of their iPhone’s browsing capabilities. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or just someone who loves to surf the web, this one’s for you.

Step by Step Tutorial on Enabling JavaScript on iOS 17

Before we jump into the steps, let’s understand what we’re trying to achieve here. By enabling JavaScript, you’re allowing your iPhone to execute JavaScript code on websites you visit, which will provide a richer browsing experience. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Settings App

Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

The “Settings” app is your gateway to customizing your iPhone experience. It’s where you can adjust everything from your wallpaper to your privacy settings.

Step 2: Scroll and Tap on Safari

Scroll down and tap on “Safari,” which is Apple’s built-in web browser.

Safari is optimized for iOS, which means it’s designed to work seamlessly with your iPhone’s hardware and software.

Step 3: Tap on Advanced

Once in Safari settings, scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Advanced.”

The “Advanced” section is where you’ll find settings that are more technical, such as website data and debugging options.

Step 4: Toggle JavaScript On

In the “Advanced” section, you’ll see the “JavaScript” option. Toggle the switch to the right to turn it on.

When the switch is green, it means JavaScript is enabled. If it’s gray, that means it’s turned off.

Additional Information

Now that you’ve got JavaScript up and running on your iPhone, you might want to consider a few extra details. For starters, remember that not all websites are created equal. Some might not be optimized for mobile browsers, even with JavaScript enabled. Also, keep in mind that while JavaScript can make websites more interactive, it can also make them slower to load – especially if you’re on a slower internet connection.

If you’re concerned about security, you might want to be selective about where you enable JavaScript. Some websites might try to run harmful scripts, so it’s good to stay vigilant. You can always disable JavaScript for specific websites in the Safari settings under “Content Blockers.”

Remember, enabling JavaScript on iOS 17 should improve your web browsing experience, but it’s also important to use it wisely.

  • Open the “Settings” app.
  • Tap on “Safari.”
  • Tap on “Advanced.”
  • Toggle JavaScript to “On.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is javascript.

JavaScript is a programming language used to create interactive elements on websites.

Why do I need to enable JavaScript on my iPhone?

Enabling JavaScript allows you to experience the full range of features on websites, like playing games or using web apps.

Can enabling JavaScript affect my iPhone’s performance?

Yes, it can impact battery life and data usage, but the effects are generally minimal.

Is it safe to enable JavaScript?

While there are some security risks, as long as you’re careful about which websites you visit, you should be fine.

How do I disable JavaScript if I need to?

You can disable JavaScript by following the same steps and toggling the switch to the left in the “Advanced” section of Safari settings.

Enabling JavaScript on your iPhone running iOS 17 is a breeze and opens up a world of interactive possibilities on the web. While it’s generally safe to have it turned on, remember to be mindful of the websites you’re visiting to avoid any security mishaps.

With JavaScript enabled, your iPhone is ready to take on any web challenge, whether it’s streaming videos, playing online games, or just browsing your favorite sites. Happy surfing!

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Enable javascript in safari for ios (iphone, ipod, ipad).

With Safari on MacOS. Click on Safari Menu and select " Preferences… " (or press Command+, )

If you are using Safari on Windows. Click the Gear icon and select " Preferences ".

In the " Preferences " window select the " Security " tab.

In the " Security " tab section " Web content " mark the " Enable JavaScript " checkbox.

Close Preferences popup window and reload your webpage.

Hit on Settings icon.

Scroll down until you see " Safari " Click on it to bring up the option page.

Turn on " JavaScript " option and you have done enable JavaScript in Safari on iOS.

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JavaScript is one of the most powerful dynamos behind the interactive web. This programming language lets web pages respond to your actions in real time. It’s why you can play videos, fill out forms, and engage in the myriad activities that make the World Wide Web so versatile and interactive.

How to Enable JavaScript in Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari

If JavaScript is turned off in your browser, you’re not just missing out on flashy animations or convenient auto-fill forms; you’re opting out of the full, rich functionality modern web developers work so hard to create.

How to Enable JavaScript

Each web browser will be slightly different regarding how to enable JavaScript. However, there are many common threads that will be similar no matter which browser you use.

Google Chrome

If Google Chrome is your default browser , its important that you enable JavaScript on it for the best browsing experience. 

Clicking the menu icon in Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Enabling JavaScript support in Firefox is also easy. 

Typing about:config into the search bar in Mozilla Firefox

  • The search for javascript.enabled .

Clicking the toggle button for the javascript.enabled setting in Mozilla Firefox

Remember that incognito tabs in Firefox have JavaScript enabled by default.

Microsoft Edge

JavaScript is enabled by default in Microsoft Edge. You can still verify this by following the below steps.

Selecting Settings from the menu in Microsoft Edge

While JavaScript can enhance a webpage, it can also be the cause of its unresponsiveness. 

Safari (macOS)

Enabling JavaScript in Safari on macOS requires jumping into its Preferences menu. 

Clicking Safari in the menu bar on MacOS

Safari (iOS/iPadOS)

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad and scroll down to Safari .

Hitting Advanced in the Safari menu in iOS Settings

Opera’s JavaScript settings are tucked under Privacy & security section. 

Clicking Go to full browser settings in the Opera menu

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Enabling JavaScript is easy on every web browser and unlocks the web’s real potential. It’s a tiny change with a significant impact: enjoying the web’s full interactive features. So don’t keep it off, even if there are some security concerns. Just stay vigilant and use it in places you trust.

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Enabling JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser can significantly enhance your browsing experience by allowing interactive and dynamic content to function seamlessly. JavaScript is a fundamental component of modern web browsing, enabling websites to deliver engaging features such as interactive forms, dynamic page updates, and responsive design elements. By enabling JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser, you can ensure that you have access to the full range of features and functionality that websites offer, providing a more immersive and interactive online experience.

In this guide, you will learn how to enable JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser in a few simple steps. Whether you're accessing educational resources, engaging with interactive web applications, or simply browsing the web for entertainment, having JavaScript enabled is essential for accessing the full range of features and content that websites have to offer.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you will be able to seamlessly enable JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser, empowering you to make the most of your browsing experience. Let's dive into the straightforward process of enabling JavaScript and ensure that you can enjoy the rich and interactive content available on the web.

Step 1: Open Safari Settings

To begin the process of enabling JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser, you first need to access the Safari settings. This initial step is crucial as it provides you with access to the browser's configuration options, allowing you to customize various settings to suit your browsing preferences.

Launch the Settings App : Start by locating the Settings app on your iPad's home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gear icon and is an essential tool for customizing various aspects of your device's functionality.

Scroll and Locate Safari : Within the Settings app, scroll down the left-hand menu until you find the option for Safari. This will typically be represented by a compass icon, denoting the browser settings.

Tap on Safari : Once you have located the Safari option, tap on it to access the specific settings for the Safari browser.

By following these simple steps, you can easily access the Safari settings on your iPad, setting the stage for the subsequent steps in enabling JavaScript. With the Safari settings now accessible, you are ready to proceed to the next step and enable JavaScript to unlock the full potential of your browsing experience.

This initial step lays the foundation for customizing your Safari browser to align with your preferences and requirements. By accessing the Safari settings, you gain the ability to tailor the browsing experience to suit your individual needs, ensuring that you can make the most of the features and functionality available within the Safari browser.

With the Safari settings now within reach, you are well-positioned to move on to the next step and enable JavaScript, paving the way for a more interactive and dynamic browsing experience on your iPad.

Step 2: Enable JavaScript

Now that you have accessed the Safari settings on your iPad, the next crucial step is to enable JavaScript. JavaScript is a fundamental scripting language that enables dynamic and interactive content to function seamlessly within web pages. By enabling JavaScript in your Safari browser, you ensure that websites can deliver engaging features, interactive forms, dynamic page updates, and responsive design elements, providing you with a richer and more immersive browsing experience.

To enable JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser, follow these simple steps:

Toggle JavaScript Setting : Within the Safari settings, locate the "JavaScript" option. This setting allows you to control whether JavaScript is enabled or disabled in the Safari browser.

Enable JavaScript : Tap on the toggle switch next to the "JavaScript" option to enable JavaScript. When the toggle switch is in the "on" position, JavaScript is enabled, allowing websites to utilize its full range of interactive and dynamic features.

By following these straightforward steps, you can seamlessly enable JavaScript in your Safari browser, unlocking the full potential of web content and ensuring that you have access to the interactive elements that modern websites offer.

Enabling JavaScript empowers you to engage with a wide range of online content, from interactive forms and multimedia elements to dynamic page updates and responsive design features. With JavaScript enabled, you can fully immerse yourself in the interactive experiences that websites provide, enhancing your browsing journey on your iPad.

By taking this essential step to enable JavaScript, you are poised to make the most of the dynamic and interactive content available on the web, ensuring that your browsing experience is both engaging and seamless. With JavaScript now enabled in your Safari browser, you are ready to verify that it is functioning as intended, confirming that you can fully engage with the interactive elements that websites have to offer.

Step 3: Verify JavaScript is Enabled

After enabling JavaScript in your Safari browser, it's essential to verify that it is functioning as intended. This verification step ensures that JavaScript is indeed enabled and ready to empower you with the full range of interactive and dynamic features that websites offer. By confirming that JavaScript is enabled, you can proceed with confidence, knowing that you are poised to engage with the rich and immersive content available on the web.

To verify that JavaScript is enabled on your iPad's Safari browser, follow these simple steps:

Navigate to a JavaScript-Dependent Website : Open Safari and visit a website known for its interactive and dynamic content. This could be a site with interactive forms, multimedia elements, or dynamic page updates. By visiting such a website, you can test whether JavaScript is functioning as expected.

Interact with Website Features : Once you have accessed a JavaScript-dependent website, interact with its various features. This could involve filling out interactive forms, engaging with multimedia content, or navigating through dynamically updated page elements. By interacting with the website's features, you can confirm that JavaScript is indeed enabled and facilitating the interactive elements of the site.

Observe Responsive Design Elements : Pay attention to the responsiveness of the website's design elements. JavaScript plays a crucial role in enabling responsive design, allowing web pages to adapt to different screen sizes and orientations. By observing how the website's design elements respond to your interactions and device orientation, you can further verify that JavaScript is functioning optimally.

By following these steps, you can effectively verify that JavaScript is enabled and facilitating the interactive and dynamic features of the websites you visit. This verification process ensures that you can fully engage with the rich and immersive content available on the web, confident in the knowledge that JavaScript is empowering your browsing experience.

With JavaScript successfully verified as enabled, you can now enjoy a seamless and interactive browsing experience on your iPad's Safari browser. Whether you're accessing educational resources, engaging with interactive web applications, or simply exploring the diverse content available online, JavaScript's enabling ensures that you can make the most of the dynamic and interactive elements that modern websites offer.

In conclusion, enabling JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser is a pivotal step in unlocking the full potential of your browsing experience. By following the simple and straightforward process outlined in this guide, you have empowered your Safari browser to seamlessly interact with the dynamic and interactive content that modern websites offer.

With JavaScript enabled, you can now engage with a diverse range of online content, from interactive forms and multimedia elements to dynamic page updates and responsive design features. This enhancement ensures that your browsing journey on your iPad is not only engaging but also seamless, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the interactive experiences that websites provide.

The ability to enable JavaScript on your Safari browser opens the door to a myriad of possibilities. Whether you are accessing educational resources, engaging with interactive web applications, or simply exploring the diverse content available online, JavaScript's enabling ensures that you can make the most of the dynamic and interactive elements that modern websites offer.

Furthermore, by verifying that JavaScript is functioning as intended, you have confirmed that your Safari browser is fully equipped to deliver a rich and immersive browsing experience. The verification process ensures that you can confidently interact with the interactive and dynamic features of the websites you visit, knowing that JavaScript is facilitating a seamless and responsive browsing experience.

In essence, the process of enabling and verifying JavaScript on your iPad's Safari browser empowers you to embrace the full spectrum of web content, ensuring that you can engage with the interactive elements that websites have to offer. This fundamental enhancement elevates your browsing experience, allowing you to explore, learn, and interact with online content in a more immersive and dynamic manner.

By enabling JavaScript, you have positioned yourself to fully embrace the interactive and dynamic nature of the modern web, ensuring that your browsing experience on your iPad's Safari browser is both enriching and seamless. With JavaScript now enabled and verified, you are ready to embark on a captivating and interactive journey through the diverse landscape of online content.

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Today, nearly all Internet browsers have JavaScript installed and enabled by default. Many features of a website are enhanced or made possible by JavaScript programs that run in your browser. Consequently, if you disable JavaScript, certain websites may not function as intended. To learn how to enable (unblock) or disable (block) JavaScript, select your browser from the list below and follow the steps.

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To check if JavaScript is currently enabled, see our JavaScript definition for an example script that runs in a JavaScript-enabled browser.

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Mozilla firefox, microsoft edge, microsoft edge legacy, internet explorer, android phone & tablet, safari (macos), safari (iphone & ipad).

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To enable or disable JavaScript in Google Chrome, follow these steps.

  • Open Google Chrome .

Chrome menu icon.

  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu .

Settings selector in Chrome.

  • On the left side of the screen, click Privacy and security .

Privacy and security selector.

  • Expand the Site Settings option.

Chrome site settings selector.

  • On the Site Settings page, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Under the Content section, click the JavaScript option.

Chrome JavaScript selector.

  • Under Default behavior , click the Sites can use Javascript radio button to enable JavaScript, or click the Don't allow sites to use Javascript radio button to disable JavaScript.

Chrome settings to allow or not allow JavaScript

Allow or block JavaScript on specific websites

Add button in Chrome.

To enable or disable JavaScript in Firefox, follow these steps.

  • Open Firefox .
  • In the address bar , type about:config and press Enter .

About config window in Firefox.

  • Click the Accept the Risk and Continue button in the center of the screen.

Accept Risk button

  • In the Search preference name text field, type javascript.enabled .

Find JavaScript config entry in Firefox

  • To re-enable JavaScript, repeat these steps, changing false to true .

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To enable or disable JavaScript in Edge, follow these steps.

  • Open Microsoft Edge .

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  • At the bottom of the Settings and more menu, select Settings .

Edge settings selector.

  • On the left side of the screen, select Cookies and site permissions .
  • Under the Site permissions section, click the box labeled JavaScript .

JavaScript selector in Edge.

  • On the Site permissions / JavaScript screen, use the toggle switch to enable and disable JavaScript.

JavaScript toggle in Edge.

By default, JavaScript is enabled in the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser. The Creators Update for Windows 10 removed the ability to manually enable or disable JavaScript.

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To enable or disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps.

  • Open Internet Explorer .

IE tools

  • Select Internet Options from the drop-down menu .
  • In the Internet Options window, click the Security tab .
  • In the Security tab, click Custom Level button .
  • Scroll down the list (close to the bottom) and locate Active Scripting . Select Disable , Enable , or Prompt to adjust your JavaScript settings.

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To enable or disable JavaScript on an Android mobile device, you must access the browser settings. As there are many different browsers on Android devices, you may need to use some intuition to access the settings. The following instructions are for Google Chrome.

Menu icon on Google Chrome mobile.

  • On the drop-down menu , tap the Settings option.
  • Under the Advanced section, tap Site settings .
  • Tap JavaScript .

Toggle button in Google Chrome.

To enable or disable JavaScript in Safari on an iMac or MacBook , follow these steps.

  • Open Safari .

Safari selector

  • Click the Security tab at the top of the Advanced window.
  • On the Security tab, next to Web content , click the check box next to Enable JavaScript box to toggle it on or off.

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To enable or disable JavaScript in Safari for iOS or iPadOS , follow these steps.

Settings icon on iOS.

  • On the Settings screen, scroll down and tap Safari .
  • On the Safari screen, scroll down to the bottom and tap the Advanced option.

iOS toggle On position

To enable or disable JavaScript in the Opera browser, follow these steps.

  • Open Opera .

Menu button in Opera.

  • On the left side of the tab that appears, click Privacy & security .

Privacy and security selector in Opera.

  • In the Privacy and security section, click Site Settings .

Site settings selector in Opera.

  • On the Site Settings page, under the Content section, click the JavaScript option.

JavaScript selector in Opera.

  • In the Default behavior section, click the circle next to Sites can use Javascript to turn it on or Don't allow sites to use Javascript to turn it off.

Enabling or disabling JavaScript in Opera.

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Follow these instructions to activate and enable JavaScript in Safari.

  • In the Edit drop-down menu at the top of the window, select Preferences...
  • Select the Security icon/tab at the top on the window.
  • Then, check the Enable JavaScript checkbox.
  • Close the dialog box to save your changes.
  • Finally, refresh your browser.
  • Select Safari from the Apple/System bar at the top of the screen.
  • From the drop-down menu, select Preferences .
  • Select the Security icon/tab at the top of the window.
  • Check the Enable JavaScript checkbox under the Web content category.
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Quickly enable or disable JavaScript in Safari

By using "Disable JavaScript" on Safari's Develop menu, you can eliminate annoyances from some websites, without the frustration of disabling JavaScript altogether.

I'll even show you how to make a custom keyboard shortcut for it, so your fingers never even have to leave the keyboard.

The initial setup will take a few minutes, but it will be worth it when you realize the power you will wield in your fingers when you're done.

JavaScript by itself is neither good nor evil.

JavaScript is driving a car. Most people who drive cars are good folks just trying to get from Point A to Point B as easily and quickly as possible. Some people, however, are maniacs, some are drunk drivers and some are just not very good at it.

The same is true for JavaScript. Most of the time you don't even notice JavaScript, but it's working in the background to help you and the website work together. Have you ever typed something into a field and the website immediately recognized a problem? That was JavaScript. Unfortunately the analogs of "maniacs" and "drunk drivers" of the JavaScript world all seem to work in marketing. Pop-up windows? Pop-over windows? Ads that suddenly appear or slide over what you were trying to read? Also JavaScript. Those green-double-underline links or other links that show you ads when you hover over them? JavaScript.

My favorite is when I'm at a page that won't let me copy text or even right click, thinking this is some sort of "protection." The ironic part is that many of these sites (such as for music lyrics) are posting content they don't own in the first place, and then they try to use JavaScript to block you from using it. On some sites you use Safari's Reader feature, but that doesn't always work. Fortunately, you have more tools at your disposal.

Read on for more on taming JavaScript.

JavaScript Options

If you've ever been frustrated enough by JavaScript to want to disable it entirely, you may have gone to Safari's preferences » Security tab and unchecked the box next to "Enable JavaScript." I call this the "Nuclear JavaScript Option." Unfortunately, like Global Thermonuclear War, disabling JavaScript entirely turns out to be an unfeasible option. JavaScript is used for a lot of good stuff, and a lot of bad web developers haven't taken "What if JavaScript is disabled?" into consideration for some things that should be able to work without it.

We need an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Actually, I suggest two.

My first recommendation is to install the Safari Extension JavaScript Blacklist , which blocks most of the worst offenders, including most places that use those double-green underline link ads. This works by blocking domains, which is useful for some of the largest offenders (I'm looking at you, tynt.com and Intellitxt.com), but it won't keep all the bad JavaScript stuff from happening. There's just too much out there.

Safari's Develop Menu

The first step is to enable Safari's Develop menu. To do that, go to Safari's preferences, click on "Advanced" and check the box next to "Show Develop menu in menu bar." (Note that an earlier version of this article suggested doing this via the command line using "defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDevelopMenu 1," which will work but is obviously not as easy.)

The Develop menu includes several handy little features, including the ability to open the current page in another browser, or change the User Agent that Safari sends (which can be handy if you want to see the iPad or iPhone version of a page).

You can see Safari's Develop menu shown in the image at the top of this article. Near the bottom you'll see an option to "Disable JavaScript," and you can see the custom keyboard shortcut that I have applied to it (⌘+ Shift + J, but you can choose a different one if you want).

Create a custom keyboard shortcut

To create that shortcut, go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts.

Select "Application Shortcuts" from the left column, and then click the "+" sign under the second column. You can see mine here.

Notice that I have made several shortcuts for Safari, yours may look differently than mine. That is completely OK. The important thing is to make sure that you're in the right place: Application Shortcuts, and then press the "+" key.

That will bring up a pop-up window. Choose "Safari" as the "Application" and in the "Menu Title" field type:

Disable JavaScript

You must get the spelling and capitalization exactly correct. I recommend using copy/paste of that line above.

Then choose whatever Keyboard Shortcut you want. (I chose command (⌘) + shift + J because ⌘ + J is used for Edit » Find » Jump to Selection.) Your new shortcut should look like this:

Click "Add" and switch back to Safari. In recent versions of OS X, shortcuts are immediately updated, even if the app is already running. In older versions you had to restart the app to see the shortcut.

The nice thing is the "Disable JavaScript" menu doesn't change when you enable/disable it, so you only need one shortcut. Press it once to disable JavaScript, press it again to re-enable it. Note that bookmarklets will not work while JavaScript is disabled.

What happens when you disable JavaScript depends slightly on the page. Sometimes annoyances will stop immediately. If they don't, or if an ad has already blocked your view, simply reload the page and it will load without JavaScript. When you're done reading the page, press your keyboard shortcut again and continue surfing.

Update: You can even do this in Terminal. To make ⌘ + J equal to "Disable JavaScript" do this in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.safari NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Disable JavaScript" '@J'

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6 Tips to Improve Your Safari Experience on iPhone

A ccessing the internet on an iPhone is made simple by Safari, Apple's native web browser; it does a great job of getting you started, but there are several other features that you can leverage to enhance your user experience.

Below, we'll list some valuable tips you can use to get the most out of Safari on your iPhone. So, let's get started.

1. Modify the Start Page

The start page is the first element you usually run into when launching Safari—it's the default screen if you've not used the browser before or didn't leave any tabs open after your last session. And the first step you can take in improving your Safari experience is to customize it.

Customizing the start page involves changing the background image and choosing the sections (listed below) you want the app to show. We've added descriptions to help you understand a little more about each section.

  • Favorites : This section will show all your favorite websites and bookmarks which have been added to the Favorites section on your iPhone.
  • Frequently Visited : This is a collection of searches and websites you've frequented in recent months. The information is said to be a mix from all your Apple devices if you've enabled iCloud.
  • Shared with You : It works by finding links, images, music, and more, sent within the Messages app, and brings them up in relevant applications. For example, if someone texted you a link via iMessage, you'll find it in this section of the start page.
  • Privacy Report : This section surfaces information on the trackers used by websites you've visited in the last 30 days and showcases when your iPhone—and other Apple devices—prevented them from profiling you.
  • Siri Suggestions : You can find website suggestions based on your recent browsing history, bookmarks, and open tabs within this section if you choose to use them.
  • Reading List : You can find the three latest additions to your Reading List in this section, with a Show All button available in case you want to view the other articles you've added to your read later list.
  • iCloud Tabs : This feature showcases up to four most recent tabs open on each Apple device you own with iCloud enabled for Safari.

To begin customizing your Safari's start page, follow the steps listed below:

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the Safari start page and tap Edit.
  • Now, enable the desired sections using the toggles or reorder them by pressing (and dragging) the three horizontal lines.

If you want to experience Apple's Continuity feature , toggle on Use Start Page on All Devices at the top of the edit menu. This will ensure your start page is in sync across all devices connected to your iCloud account.

2. Create Tab Groups in Safari

The next step in improving Safari on iPhone is to create and use Tab Groups . The feature lets you bring order and control to tabs by allowing you to group similar ones—or those you often use together—into folders. Ideally, you can use the feature to separate search results and websites related to work from those you open during casual browsing.

To create a Tab Group, follow the steps listed below:

  • View all your tabs by tapping the Tab button in the bottom-right corner.
  • Now, tap the text box at the bottom of the screen—it mentions the number of tabs open.
  • In the menu that appears, tap New Empty Tab Group or the second option, New Tab Group with X Tabs .
  • Name the Tab Group according to your liking and hit Save .

The X in the second option will vary based on the number of tabs open when creating a Tab Group.

3. Use Safari Extensions

Like Chrome, you can install Safari extensions to improve your browsing experience. For those unaware, these are applications built for web browsers that bring additional functionality and make your life easier.

For example, you can install applications that scour the web for coupon codes and bring them up when you're making a purchase or add ones that help edit written content to ensure you aren't making silly errors.

Adding extensions to Safari on an iPhone is a bit different compared to installing and removing extensions in Safari on a Mac . To do this, follow the steps listed below:

  • Go to Settings > Safari on your iOS device.
  • On the next screen, find Extensions under the General subsection and tap on it.
  • You'll now see a list of extensions available. In case you see no options, tap More Extensions to visit the Safari Extensions store.

You may sometimes see options without having installed an extension before; these are present due to an application—that offers Safari extensions—installed on your iPhone from before.

Once you've installed an extension, activate it in Settings using the same steps above and then do the following:

  • Open Safari and tap the AA button in the address bar.
  • Now, tap Manage Extensions and select the extension you want to activate.

4. Choose Websites to Automatically Use Reader

Reader in Safari is a nifty add-on that lets you read content from a website with minimal distractions and no ads. It makes the experience quite simple and offers options like changing the page color, font, and font size.

Activating Reader is quite simple; tap the AA button in the address bar when you're on a supported webpage and choose Show Reader . However, if you frequently visit a specific website, you can configure Safari to load all its webpages in Reader. Here's what you need to do:

  • Open the desired website and tap the AA button.
  • In the context menu that appears, tap Website Settings .
  • Now, toggle on Use Reader Automatically . Each supported webpage will now open in Reader, making it easier to read the content.

5. Set Tabs to Open in Background

Despite it being easy to access AI tools like ChatGPT on mobile for learning about things, if you prefer getting deep into the weeds when doing research, you may want to view many of the following webpages in new tabs.

By default, opening a new tab via a hyperlink will leave the old tab behind and move you to the new tab. While this behavior is fine, it can feel like a chore if you'd like to open multiple results from a search page.

Fortunately, you can change this behavior. Here's what you need to do:

  • Open the Settings app, and scroll down to the Safari option.
  • On this page, under the Tabs subsection, tap on Open Links .
  • Now, choose In Background .

6. Configure Safari to Automatically Close Tabs

Lastly, while the ability to open many tabs in Safari is a boon, knowing ways to organize your browser and keeping it clutter-free can help you focus better and increase productivity. And keeping only a few tabs open can be a part of this regime.

Safari on iPhone also helps with this, with the ability to automatically close tabs after a set period of time; we've detailed the steps to activate the feature below:

  • On this page, under the Tabs subsection, tap on Close Tabs .
  • Now, choose from the available options: After One Day , After One Week , or After One Month .

Become a Safari Power User With These Changes

Each customization method listed above will help improve your Safari experience, be it with a new background image that makes the app feel more personal or a setting that keeps it clutter-free.

Overall, Safari is an excellent browser that can be made even better for power users with a few changes. And some of Apple's exclusive features make a strong case for the app, especially if you're a Mac user.

6 Tips to Improve Your Safari Experience on iPhone

How to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Manage your history for greater privacy

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Knowing how to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on an iPhone or iPad is fundamental for privacy. After all, browsing history comes bundled with web navigation unless you're on Private browsing.  

Safari is Apple ’s proprietary web browser, and it offers a simple method to review and delete specific websites from your web history, or all of it. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to access and clear your Safari browsing history on iPhone and iPad. 

Additionally, for an incredibly secure browsing experience on iPad, we recommend checking out the best iPad VPN .  

  • An iPhone or iPad

Steps for how to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

  • Launch Safari. 
  • On an iPhone, tap the Book icon at the bottom. On an iPad, tap the 'Show Sidebar' button at the top left.
  • Select the History tab (Clock icon). 
  • Tap 'Clear' and select the timeframe.  
  • Tap 'Clear History'. 

Step-by-step guide to view and clear your web browsing history in Safari on iPhone or iPad

We’ve demonstrated the steps below on an iPhone. But the process is nearly the same on the iPad, and we’ve pointed out the differences where relevant. 

1. Launch Safari and access History

The first screenshot shows the iPhone home screen with a red arrow pointing at the Safari app. The second screenshot shows the Safari app with a red arrow pointing at the Bookmarks button.

Open Safari on your iPhone and tap the 'Bookmarks' button at the bottom (beside the tab switcher button). 

On iPad, tap the 'Show Sidebar' button at the top left corner.

2. Clear History

The first screenshot shows the Safari app with the History tab open and red arrows pointing at the Clock icon and Clear button. The second screenshot shows the Clear History menu with red arrows pointing at the options under CLEAR TIMEFRAME, the Close All Tabs toggle button, and the Clear History button.

Select the History tab (clock icon) to view all your browsing history. 

Tap 'Clear' at the bottom right corner to bring up the menu and choose a duration under the 'Clear Timeframe : Last hour , Today , Today and yesterday' , and 'All history' . 

To close tabs along with clearing history, toggle on 'Close All Tabs' . 

Finally, tap 'Clear History' at the bottom to erase your browsing history. 

To delete only specific websites from history, go to the History tab , tap 'Edit' (in the bottom left corner), select the websites you wish to delete, and then tap 'Delete' (bottom right corner).

Clearing your web browsing history in Safari is a straightforward and effective way to boost privacy. But remember that deleting your history removes data that you could easily use to access previously visited websites. If you’d prefer not to save your browsing data, try the Private Browsing Mode on Safari. 

For more iPad and iPhone tips, check out our tutorials on how to use and configure a VPN on your iPhone or iPad , how to change your iPhone password or reset it , and how to save, view and manage passwords in Safari .

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