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How to enable JavaScript in Safari on iPad

This guide will step you through the process of enabling JavaScript in Safari on an iPad.

The screenshots are taken with iOS 7, however these instructions are the same for other versions of Safari on iOS.

  1. Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen

    Return to the Home Screen by pressing the round button underneath the screen. You will see the grid of icons. Then, find the "Settings" icon and tap on it.

    Screenshot showing the Settings icon on the Home screen

  2. Scroll the Settings sidebar until you can see the Safari icon

    The Settings app doesn't show the Safari icon on the side bar by default, so it's necessary to slide it a bit until you can see it.

    Screenshot showing the top part of the Settings app

  3. Tap the "Safari" menu option

    The right side of the screen will change to show you the various settings options available for Safari.

    Screenshot showing what happens when you tap the Safari menu item

  4. Scroll the "Safari" settings section down to the "Advanced" option.

    Once again, the section you need to go to is further down the screen; drag the screen up with your finger until you see the "Advanced" option.

    Screenshot showing the 'Advanced' section to tap on.

  5. Find the "JavaScript" setting

    You will find the "JavaScript" setting near the top of the "Advanced" screen. The screenshot below shows that the setting is disabled: it is slid over to the left.

    Screenshot showing the JavaScript setting as 'enabled'

  6. Slide the JavaScript setting control to the right to enable it

    Screenshot showing the JavaScript setting as 'enabled'

  7. JavaScript is now enabled

    Congratulations, you just enabled JavaScript. Tap here to confirm that JavaScript is now enabled.

Looking for guides to enable JavaScript in other web browsers?

Here are some guides for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

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