Blocking some websites is the need of the hour as our iPhones and iPads are also being used by kids at home. Access to any objectionable content by your kids might put you in an embarrassing situation, especially when kids ask you “what is this” in the presence of guests.
If your mobile data is on, a single involuntary click on an unsolicited banner can open can of worms on your iDevice. This can damage your device, and therefore, it is advisable to block certain websites on Safari for iPhone and iPad in iOS 8.
Though we have already dealt with this topic of blocking websites on Safari for iPhone and iPad in iOS 7, a fresh look is necessary as people are now using iOS 8 and developers are using iOS 9 beta version.
How to Block Websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8
Step #1. Launch Settings app on iPhone/iPad → Tap on General.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Restrictions → Enter your passcode.
Step #4. Scroll down and tap on Websites under ALLOWED CONTENT section.
Step #5. Tap on Limit Adult Content under ALLOWED WEBSITES.
Two more sections will appear on your device screen: ALWAYS ALLOW & NEVER ALLOW.
Step #6. Tap on Add a Website under NEVER ALLOW.
Step #7. Type in the name of website you want to block and tap on Done from keyboard.
If you want to block more than one website, go back to Websites screen and tap on Add a Website option and type in the website URL.
Now open Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad and type in the blocked URL. You will see a message: You cannot browse this page at “samsung.com” because it is restricted.
Below this message, there is an option given to “Allow Website”. Tap on this text and iPhone will ask you to enter passcode; once you enter the passcode, you will be able to see the blocked website.