How to enable JavaScript on Apple Safari (iPad, iPhone iOS)

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Are you having a hard time in trying to turn on JavaScript on your iPad or Apple iPhone device?

JavaScript has evolved into an essential tool that makes the web what it is today. It controls the dynamic elements of web pages, and most websites will fail to run correctly if your Apple Safari browser does not have its JavaScript enabled. Although disabling JavaScript offers browsers faster loading of a website, you should know that it reduces the overall browsing experience on your iPad or iPhone device.

Be it an iPhone 11, iPhone 10 or MacOS device, the steps in this guide will help you learn the simple process and benefits of enabling the JavaScript feature on your Safari browser.

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  • The instructions for your browser are put at the top of the page
  • All the images are inlined, full-size, for easy perusing
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What is JavaScript and why do I Need it?

JavaScript is a type of code used by web developers to install and establish interactive content on websites – in essence, it allows web pages to dynamically load and send content in the background without page loads on your Apple Safari browser. Generally, JavaScript is used by modern websites to provide various features such as display advertisements – the reason why a small subset of internet users want it disabled.
However, disabling the JavaScript feature on your Safari web browser is much more of a hassle than it seems. If you turn off JavaScript on your browser, many websites won’t function properly. In most cases, you will also be unable to enjoy certain functions or view content that you are accustomed to accessing on JavaScript-based websites.

How to Enable JavaScript on Safari ​

Here’s how to turn on JavaScript on Safari:
1. Select the “Settings” icon on your home screen.
2. Scroll down the Settings page to find the menu item labelled “Safari”, and then select it.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the Safari menu and choose “Advanced” – choosing this will reveal the advanced settings for your Safari browser.
4. On the Advanced menu, find the option for enabling or disabling “JavaScript” for your Safari browser. On finding the JavaScript option, you’ll see a button next to it.
5. Now slide this button to the right to turn on JavaScript on your Safari browser.
6. That’s it! You’ve just enabled JavaScript.

How to Disable JavaScript on Safari ​

Here’s how to turn off JavaScript on Safari:
1. Tap on the “Settings” icon on your home screen.
2. Scroll down the Settings page to find the menu item labelled “Safari”, and then select it.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the Safari menu and choose “Advanced” – choosing this will reveal the advanced settings for your Safari browser.
4. On the Advanced menu, find the option for enabling or disabling “JavaScript” for your Safari browser. On finding the JavaScript option, you’ll see a button next to it.
5. Now slide this button to the left to turn off JavaScript on your Safari browser.
6. That’s it! You’ve just disabled JavaScript. ​

How to Enable JavaScript on Mac

Follow the steps below to activate JavaScript in Safari on Mac:
1. Open the Safari application by clicking on an icon that appears like a compass in your bottom toolbar.
2. Click on the “Safari” menu at the top left corner of the browser.
3. Under the Safari menu, find and click on “Preferences”. This will open a pop-up menu.
4. Move your cursor over to the “Security” tab and select it.
5. Now check the box beside “Enable JavaScript” to turn on JavaScript. Make sure the box is checked.
6. You can now close the “Preferences” window to apply your settings.
7. That’s it! You’ve enabled JavaScript.
8. Restart your browser.

How to Disable JavaScript in Safari on Mac

Follow the steps below to disable JavaScript in Safari on Mac:
1. Open the Safari application by clicking on an icon that appears like a compass in your bottom toolbar.
2. Click on “Safari” menu at the top left corner of the browser.
3. Under the Safari menu, find and click on “Preferences”. This will open a dropdown menu.
4. Move your cursor over to the “Security” tab and then click on it.
5. Now uncheck the box beside “Enable JavaScript” to disable JavaScript.
6. You can now close the “Preferences” window to apply your settings.
7. That’s it! You’ve disabled JavaScript.
8. Restart your browser. 

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