Have you ever visited a website like Reddit or LinkedIn on your iPhone and been met with a full-screen pop-up urging you to view the content in their app instead?
Some websites have apps that go with them. When you try to look at the website’s content on your phone, a message will pop up asking you to open the app or download it from the App Store.
It can be very annoying for people when these pop-ups are usually rather intrusive to the actual content, creating a poor user experience.
Fortunately, there’s a new way to block pop-ups on Safari for iPhones and iPads. Alex Zamoshchin, a developer, has created a new Safari extension called “Banish” that can be used on iOS and iPadOS.
This extension is designed to specifically remove pop-ups from your device. The app costs $2 and gets rid of most of the pop-ups in popular web versions of apps.
It doesn’t, however, remove similar advertisements that appear at the top of Safari to suggest you open the current page in an installed program.
If you want to get rid of the banner at the top of Safari, you will have to uninstall the app from your device. Banish eliminates pop-ups that have been built into the websites themselves.
You can download Banish from the App Store. Follow the on-screen instructions to grant permission for the app within Settings, Safari, and Extensions.
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