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Pop up is blocking my iPad

528 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2013 11:58 AM by Alz3 7144 RSS
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Sep 5, 2013 9:34 AM

On safari when I access certain sites mainly mp4 video sites as soon as I click on the site it immediately comes up with the following advertising pop up ":http//www.tracking123.com. Download and play spartan wars etc etc" the website I clicked on has immediately changed to https//static ak Facebook.com .

 

I do not have a Facebook account I have set my pop up as blocked on settings and have cleared history and cookies etc. .

 

When the pop up appears the only option you have is to click ok, it does not give you another option if you click ok it takes you to the apps store, the only way you can come off the page without clicking ok is to hit the home button but  if you want to get back on to safari you have to click ok as it freezes the page and won't let you do anything.

 

It's really annoying...any ideas what I can do apart from not visit the sites!!!!!!

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  • poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Alz3 7144)

    You've really hit upon an issue here.

     

    Relating to this issue, there's basicallly two ways of accessing content through the iPad: through a standard web browser and through the app. Going through the browser gives you access to full resources of a regular computer - along with the disadvantages (smaller display, advertising, pop-ups, etc). Going through an app gives you a specific experience that's optimized for tablet use (larger text, innovating browsing, reduced ads).

     

    I don't know how you use the web, but I suggest you use apps like Bing for iPad and Google for iPad so you can get the best of both worlds - without annoying popups.

     

    Give it a try - and offer your comments.

  • SergZak Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Alz3 7144)

    I would blame the particular website(s) then. Either report the issue it to them or avoid the website entirely (I would do the latter).

  • Sodaboy1978 Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Alz3 7144)

    have you tried other wifi networks and does the same issue happen?

  • poikkeus1 Level 3 Level 3 (955 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Sodaboy1978)

    SergZak makes a really good point.

     

    That said, could you provide a link to the the problem site(s)?

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