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How To Turn Off Safe-Search On iPhone?

Last Updated Jan 21, 2023
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Safe-Search is a feature you can find on your iPhone that makes it safer when searching for answers online. Sometimes, you may want to turn that off. Here is how you can do that.

  1. Open Safari

You will first open up the Safari application. If you use another default browser, these steps apply to those, too.

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  1. Click On The Three Lines

There are three lines residing at the top left-hand corner of your screen. You will click on those so that a menu of options and settings will pop up.

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  1. Choose SafeSearch

SafeSearch should be about midway in your options to choose from. You will click on it so it brings you to the settings of turning it on or off.

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  1. Confirm Option To Turn It Off

Swipe the option to off instead of on. It will ask you to confirm that this is what you want to do. Confirm you want to turn it off. You can turn it back on at any time.

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SafeSearch is a great feature, but sometimes you want to turn it off. This is an easy way to turn it off so that you can complete the searches without any results getting blocked by this filter.