Enable JavaScript in Safari on an iPhone

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

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.

    The Settings icon on the Home screen

  2. Scroll the Settings page down to the bottom

    The Settings screen is longer than the actual screen of the iPhone or iPad, so to reach the "Safari" section you will need to scroll the screen down a bit by dragging on the screen with your finger.

    The Settings icon on the Home screen

  3. Tap the "Safari" menu option

    The safari menu option

  4. Scroll the "Safari" settings section down

    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" menu option.

    The safari menu option

  5. Tap on the "Advanced" menu item

    The safari menu option

  6. 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.

    The JavaScript setting as 'disabled'

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

    The JavaScript setting as 'enabled'

  8. 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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