How to unblock websites on iPhone?

Do you open certain websites on your iPhone and it says, “You cannot browse this page at (website name) because it is restricted”? Learn how to unblock restricted websites on iPhone in this article.

There can be several reasons for the restriction of websites on your iPhone. However, you can fix almost all of them using the proper steps. Below we have mentioned some methods to un-restrict websites depending on the type of restriction.

How to unblock blocked websites on iPhone?

If you don’t know yet, you can block websites in the Screen time settings of iPhone. This feature helps avoid explicit content on the internet. However, you can disable the block websites feature to get unrestricted access to the websites.

Use the following steps to unblock blocked websites on an iPhone:

  1. Firstly open Settings app and go to Screen Time.
    Unblock websites on iPhone

  2. Then scroll down and tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.


  3. Subsequently open Content Restrictions.


  4. Enter the passcode for screen time.
    Unblock websites on iPhone

  5. Now tap Web Content as shown in the below image.
    Unblock websites on iPhone

  6. Finally tap Unrestricted Access to unblock websites on your iPhone.
    Unblock websites on iPhone


How to unblock geo-blocked websites?

The ISP (internet service provider) blocks some websites in some regions. The government also imposes restrictions on the usage of certain websites in certain states or the whole country. However, you can open these geo-restricted websites using a proxy server or VPN.

What is the difference between Proxy server and VPN?

In a broad sense, a VPN secures all your network traffic, whereas a proxy server works on the application level. You can even open blocked sites on an iPhone without a VPN by using a proxy server.

Using the following steps, you can open blocked sites on your iPhone without using a VPN:

  1. Firstly open proxysite.com on your web browser.
  2. Select the server.
  3. Then enter the URL or website you want to open.
  4. Finally tap Go to open the website.

See the image below for reference:

Unblock websites on iPhone

How to unblock websites at school on iPhone?

The internet connection at your school, work, and other public places is sometimes restricted. The network automatically filters and restricts certain websites to avoid obscenity and secure the network for other people’s use.

Use the following steps to bypass network filters and unblock websites on an iPhone:

  1. Firstly open proxysite.com on your web browser.
  2. Subsequently select the server you want to use from the list.
  3. Then enter the URL or website you want to open in the empty field.
  4. Finally tap Go to open the website that is blocked by the network.

Why is my iPhone blocking websites?

If you are unable to open a particular website(s), the reason can be either you or the network provider has blocked the website. The websites on your iPhone may be blocked for one of the reasons:

Website is blocked from the settings

  • Explicit websites are blocked from settings in order to avoid adult content on the internet.
  • You or your family members may have blocked suspicious websites that attempt to install malware on your iPhone.

Website is geo-restricted

  • Some websites offer content that is not applicable or banned in particular areas. Geographical restrictions block such websites on your iPhone and other devices.

ISP has blocked the website

  • The internet service provider can block websites on its own or because of governmental restrictions.

The websites blocked from the settings can be unblocked from the settings app itself. Whereas those restricted by geographical restriction or ISP can be accessed using a VPN or Proxy server.


How to block websites on iPhone?

Use the following steps to block websites from screen time settings on iPhone:

  1. Open Settings app in your iPhone and go to Screen Time settings as shown in the below image.


  2. Subsequently tap and open Content & Privacy Restrictions.


  3. Turn on the Content & Privacy Restrictions toggle button shown in the below image then go to Content Restrictions.


  4. Enter the screen time passcode in the next screen then tap Web Content option.


  5. Tap Add Website under Never Allow section as shown in the below image.


  6. Then enter the URL or address of the website you want to block.


  7. Finally, the blocked website would appear in the Never Allow section meaning that the website has been blocked successfully.

How to edit allowed websites on iPhone?

You can add or remove websites from the list of restricted websites.

Follow these steps to edit allowed websites on iPhone:

  1. Firstly open the Settings app in your iPhone and tap to open Screen Time settings.

  2. Now tap and open Content & Privacy Restrictions.


  3. Turn on the Content & Privacy Restrictions toggle button if it is off as shown in the below image then go to Content Restrictions.


  4. Enter the screen time passcode in the next screen then tap Web Content option.


  5. Tap Add Website under Always Allow section.


  6. Then enter the URL or address of the website you want allow.


  7. Finally, the website would appear in the Always Allow section meaning that you can open that website in your iPhone despite content restrictions.
    Unblock websites on iPhone

  8. To remove website from the Always Allow or Never Allow list, swipe left on the name of website and tap Delete as shown in the below image.
    Unblock websites on iPhone

Conclusion

The websites on your iPhone may be blocked for number of reasons. After reading this article, you can unblock and access restricted websites.

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FAQs

How to unblock websites on Safari iPhone?
The websites on Safari are actually blocked from iPhone settings. Therefore, you can unblock these websites from the Screen time section of the settings app.

How to unblock websites on iPhone chrome?
Chrome does not block websites on its own. However, the Google search results may hide some results on Chrome. To unblock these websites from Google Chrome’s search results, go to google.com > Settings > Search Settings, and uncheck the Turn on Safe Search checkbox.

How to unblock websites on an iPhone in the settings?
To unblock websites on an iPhone, go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Enter Passcode > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Web Content and select Unrestricted Access.

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