Many of the web pages you visit will attempt to use cookies to track information about your visit, and there is a setting on your iPhone that allows you to block cookies.

But choosing to block these cookies can make it difficult for you to use the websites the way you want, so you may want to re-enable these cookies or allow them to improve your browsing experience.

You can enable cookies on your iPhone by going to Settings > Safari > and turning off Block all cookies.

How to enable cookies on iPhone

  1. Click “Settings”.
  2. Select Safari.
  3. Turn off Block all cookies.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to enable cookies on iPhone 13, including pictures of the steps.

As the iPhone becomes more and more focused on protecting the privacy of its users, new features are constantly being added to the device to keep your information safe.

However, one option that has been around for a while involves cookies that accumulate during web browsing sessions in Safari.

There is a toggle in the Safari menu on your device that allows you to control whether these cookies are blocked or allowed.

You can perform some normal browsing activities when your cookies are blocked, but it can be difficult to do what you want.

If you see errors on websites as you browse or receive notifications asking you to re-enable cookies, you may be wondering what to do.

Our guide below will help you find the setting that allows you to save cookies in Safari on your iPhone.

Tip: Check out our guide on how to clear cookies on iPhone if you want to clear cookies and other browsing data from your device.

How to enable cookies in Safari on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and more

The steps in this article were completed on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16. However, the same steps will work for most other iPhone models and iOS versions.

Step 1: Find the Settings app icon on the home screen and select it to open the app.

I open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Safari option.

Choose Safari

Step 3: Click the button to the right of “Block all cookies” to turn it off.

Cookies are enabled if there is no green shade around the button. The cookies in the image below have been enabled.

How to enable cookies on iPhone 13

Now that you know how to enable cookies on iPhone 13, you can toggle this setting on or off depending on whether you want to enable or disable cookies for browsing sessions.

When you are in private browsing mode on your iPhone, the device will continue to handle cookies the same way it does in normal browsing mode.

However, the biggest difference between private and normal browsing is that the iPhone will automatically delete or clear these cookies when you are done with private browsing.

Another associated option in the Safari menu enables cross-site tracking.

Cross-site tracking will affect your iPhone’s ability to store third-party cookies. If it is disabled, the various services will not be able to track your online activities on the different web pages you visit.

If you’ve enabled cookies but are still experiencing browsing issues, you can try enabling cross-site tracking to see if that improves the situation.