iOS web settings

To change security settings

From the Home screen choose Settings > Safari, then do one of the following:

To enable or disable Anti-phishing, turn Fraud Warning on or off.

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to steal your personal information, such as passwords, account information, user name, and so on. A fraudulent website masquerades as a legitimate one, such as a bank or financial institution, email service provider, and so on. The Anti-phishing feature in Safari settings, when turned on, will display a warning saying that the site you are visiting is a suspected phishing site.

To enable or disable Private Browsing, turn Private Browsing on or off.

Private Browsing in iOS 5 protects private information and blocks some websites from tracking your behavior. Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information.

Note: While Private Browsing is enabled, the Safari bars appear black or dark instead of blue or gray.

To set whether Safari accepts cookies, tap Accept Cookies and choose “Never”, “From visited”, or “Always”.

A cookie is a piece of data that a website puts on the device so the website can remember you when you visit again. That way, webpages can be customized for you based on information you may have provided.

Important: Some pages may not work unless you accept cookies.

To enable or disable JavaScript, turn JavaScript on or off.

JavaScript lets web programmers control elements of the page—for example, a page that uses JavaScript might display the current date and time or cause a linked page to appear in a new pop-up page.

Additional Information

Removing or clearing stored Safari content

  • To clear your history from Safari, tap Settings > Safari > Clear History
  • To clear all cookies from Safari, tap Settings > Safari > Clear Cookies and Data
  • iOS 5 or later: To clear other stored information from Safari, tap Advanced > Website Data > Remove All Website Data