Phishing is an unfortunate reality of the internet. These steps will help remove the malicious attempts being made against your technology and information
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
- When you see a pop-up that looks scary in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, stay calm and follow these instructions to remove it.
- Stop Safari by swiping up and pulling to the side on your iPhone (Older iPhones with physical buttons will use a double click). Locate Safari in the taskbar, then slide the Safari mini-page upwards so it vanishes.
- Tap Settings >> Safari >> Clear History and Website Data. Next, locate Security section and slide the “Block Pop-Ups” switch to the On position.
- Swipe/click to return to your home screen.
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