How to enable JavaScript on your device?

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The JavaScript setting as 'enabled'

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

    The JavaScript setting as 'enabled'

  7. JavaScript is now enabled

    Congratulations, you just enabled JavaScript.


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.


Enable JavaScript on PC

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

  1. Click the "Safari" menu, choose "Preferences"

    Make sure you have a Safari window open and active; you will see the "Safari" menu in the top left of your screen. Click it, and then click the "Preferences" item.

    The location of the Safari menu - in the top left of the screen

  2. Click on the "Security" tab

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  3. Click the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox to enable or disable JavaScript

    If the checkbox has a tick symbol it means JavaScript is enabled; if the checkbox has no tick and is empty, JavaScript will not be enabled in Safari.

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  4. Close the "Preferences" window

    Click the red dot in the top left of the window to close the "Preferences" window and resume web browsing. The next time you load a webpage, your new setting will take effect.

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  5. JavaScript is now enabled

    Congratulations, you just enabled JavaScript.