Friday, July 20, 2018

Un-Hijacking iOs Safari

A Facebook friend recently posted a plea for help about web pages hijacking Safari on her iPhone, insisting that she call some tech support number or whatever and locking things all up. Quitting Safari doesn't help; the page just reappears on relaunch.

She got tons of replies, none of them helpful. I never realized the solution was so obscure, so here it is in case it's helpful for anyone:

Go to Settings / Safari / Advanced.
Toggle off JavaScript.
Hard quit Safari.
Relaunch Safari.
The page will reappear, but won’t hijack you.
Close the tab.
Return to Settings / Safari / Advanced and toggle on JavaScript.

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