Technical Guides

How to Enable JavaScript in Safari on iPad

This guide shows the process of enabling JavaScript in Safari on an iPad.

Note: 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. Find the "Settings" icon and tap on it.

    Screenshot showing the Settings icon on the Home screen

  2. Scroll the Settings sidebar until the Safari icon is visible

    The Settings app does not show the Safari icon on the side bar by default, so it's necessary to slide it until it is visible.

    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 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.

    Scroll down until the "Advanced" option is visible.

    Screenshot showing the 'Advanced' section to tap on.

  5. Find the "JavaScript" setting

    The "JavaScript" setting is 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