6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2012 7:28 AM by HeathClif
bmaestas Level 1 Level 1

I'm assuming that when I turned on the setting in Safari to allow pop-ups, I wouldn't have to tell the browser to allow or block every single pop up after that.  Is there a combination of settings to make allow pop-ups without the additional "block or allow" message from popping up before the pop up window.

I used a 3rd party web application that has been coded for their drill-down messages to be displayed in another screen and I have no control over that.

Thanks for any information you can provide.

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    At least in 4.3 I don't see anything like that: They're simply blocked, or allowed, depending on the setting chosen, and no messages appear. I wouldn't expect them to, given the setup choices.


    Perhaps your explanation lies in your second paragraph? I can't have any idea of what you're talking about there, of course, but the first thing I'd try if I inserted A into a process and X started happening would be to remove A and see if X also disappeared.

  • bmaestas Level 1 Level 1

    Here's the message i get.  Sometimes a picture is better than a 1000 wordsmessage.png

    I figured since I put the settings to allow pop ups that I wouldn't be prompted for this.

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    Well, not that helpful unless you can determine if that window is coming from Safari or iOS or from whatever the other "3rd party web application" you were talking about.


    If you don't want to play in that pool, then assume that iOS and/or Safari are working incorrectly. Your Users Guide has a whole chapter (at the end) devoted to what you do when things aren't going well, generally following the sequence of


    1. Restart - red slider, then boot up again
    2. Force Quit apps - either via Sleep/Wake followed by Home, or via Recents Tray
    3. Reset - hold Home & Sleep/Wake to force reboot
    4. Reset iPad Settings - Settings > General >Reset
    5. Erase All Content -   same as above
    6. Restore iPad Software - iTunes or iOS 5 equivalent


    You start at #1 and work your way through until the issue you're seeing goes away. If you get through all of the steps and it still doesn't work, you're pretty much out of gas and have to start talking to Apple.


    So .. start at #1.

  • bmaestas Level 1 Level 1

    I know that the window is not coming from the third party website since it doesn't popup that message on my iPhone or other browsers.

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    I'm glad you know that. My point is that no one else reading your posts would also know that unless you included that information.


    In any case .. start with #1.

  • HeathClif Level 1 Level 1

    Did you ever resolve the problem?  With my new iPad 3, I am also now getting that message every time, which I didn't get on the 1 or the 2.  And the pop-ups are already allowed.