So you’ve finally made the switch to an iPhone! You’re ready to access all of your favorite websites and apps, but there are some you don’t want kids or workmates to see. Luckily, there is a way to automatically block these sites on your device. Here are five steps on how to do it.
How to Block Websites on iPhone
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone
- Tap on Safari
- Tap Block All Cookies and Websites
- Now, click the check box for each website you’d like to block
- When you’re done, tap Block all Cookies and Websites again to save your changes
Why Do You Want to Block Websites?
Every time you browse the internet, there’s a chance that your browsing history could be exposed to people other than yourself. Your browsing history can include passwords and personal information.
In addition, there are some websites that are not suitable for children or workmates to view. Blocking these sites on your device is an easy way to protect them.
The steps below will teach you how to automatically block these sites on your device:
Using the iPhone Blocking feature
To block a site on your iPhone, you’ll need to go into Restrictions. When you’re in Restrictions, you’ll see a list of all the apps installed on your phone. When you get to the Home screen of Restrictions, tap the Edit button.
From here, tap the website or app that you want to block and then tap Block Site. If this is an app, it will automatically be blocked with no more action needed!
What Are the Benefits of using this Feature?
The main benefit of using this feature is the privacy it provides. With your device blocked, kids and workmates will not be able to access these sites if they are logged into their own devices. They can only use the apps that you have allowed.
This also protects you from anyone who might be snooping on your device while you’re out and about. If someone has managed to hack into your device, they won’t be able to access these tracking websites without your knowledge or consent.
To make sure no one is able to bypass this feature, you’ll have to set restrictions on which apps you want to allow. For example, you might not want students in your school to use Snapchat or Instagram when in class because those apps may contain inappropriate content. You can also block specific websites for all users of your device by going into Restrictions>>Allowed Websites
Learn how to block websites on your iPhone, so you can surf the web with peace of mind and enjoy your time on the internet.