One of the biggest risks to people browsing the Internet is fraudulent websites that are attempting to be another, legitimate website. By pretending to be a site that you want to visit, such as your bank or email provider, they can attempt to get your important passwords for those sites.
The Safari browser on your iPhone can help this situation with the aid of something called a Fraudulent Website Warning. This lets you know if the browser has identified the site as one that is pretending to be another, different site. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable this setting.
How to Turn on the Fraudulent Website Warning on Your iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4, but will also work on other iPhones using the iOS 12 operating system. Note that while this can help stop some fake sites from getting to you, it will not be 100% effective. It’s always important to make sure that you are visiting the correct site before entering sensitive information.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Safari option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Privacy & Security section, then tap the button to the right of Fraudulent Website Warning to turn it on.
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