Fix iOS Phishing Pop-ups

There are bad people and robots all over the’s really a pretty scary place...unless you have a Nerd ;) If you get a phishing pop-up on your iPhone or iPad asking you to click here or to call a number, follow these steps to get rid of it

Prerequisites: Familiar with closing apps and using settings

Difficulty Level: Member | Nerd | Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: Popup is gone and you can browse the internet again

Tools Required: Fingers, Brain, a little courage

Steps to Perform

  1. When you see a pop-up that looks scary in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, stay calm and follow these instructions to get rid of it.
  2. Stop Safari by double-tapping on the Home button. Locate Safari in the taskbar, then slide the Safari mini-page upwards so it vanishes.
  3. Tap Settings >> Safari >> Clear History and Website Data. Next, locate Security section and slide the “Block Pop-Ups” switch to the On position.
  4. Press the Home button to return to your Home screen.
  5. If this doesn’t help, then reset your device. It won't delete your data. Press and hold down the On/Off button and the Home button until the display turns off and returns with the Apple logo showing.

If you’re still having issues, call a Nerd 865-622-2422