How To Unblock Websites on an iPhone

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Are you trying to access a few websites using your iPhone browser but are faced with an error message? These sites may be blocked by your network, network administrator, or geo-restrictions. However, you can access them quickly with a few simple hacks.

Quick Answer

To unblock websites on your iPhone, go to Settings > “Screen Time” > Content & Privacy Restrictions” > “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content”, and tap “Unrestricted Access”. You can also change your iPhone DNS address to access blocked websites using the Safari browser. 

To make the whole process easy for you, we took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on unblocking websites on an iPhone. 

Unblocking Websites on an iPhone

If you don’t know how to unblock websites on your iPhone, our following 4 step-by-step methods will help you get the much-needed access back in no time. 

Method #1: Unblocking Adult Websites

These quick steps allow you to adjust your iPhone’s content restriction settings to unblock restricted websites.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “Screen Time” and type in the associated passcode (Not the one to unlock your iPhone).
  3. Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. 
  4. Tap “Content Restrictions”.
  5. Tap “WEB CONTENT”.
  6. Tap “Limit Adult Websites”.

Here, you will see the list of websites that are blocked or added to “Never Allow”. Simply swipe left on the websites you want to unblock, and tap the “Delete” button.

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Method #2: Using Unrestricted Access

To unblock all websites on your iPhone, here is a quick workaround.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “Screen Time”.
  3. Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  4. Tap “Content Restrictions”.
  5. Tap “WEB CONTENT”.
  6. Tap “Unrestricted Access”, and now you can open the blocked websites on your iPhone browser.
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Method #3: Changing DNS Settings

It is also possible to unblock websites by changing the DNS setting on your iPhone in the following way.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “Wi-Fi” and tap the Wi-Fi network you usually use for online access on your iPhone.
  3. Tap “Configure DNS”.
  4. Tap “Manual”.
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  5. Erase the current DNS servers and enter the Google DNS address as, in the two fields. 

Tap “Save”, launch a browser on your iPhone browser, and check if you can access the blocked websites.

Method #4: Using a VPN

Another way to access blocked website content on your iPhone is by using a VPN service in the following way.

Step #1: Downloading ExpressVPN

In the first step, open the Safari browser on your iPhone and head to the ExpressVPN iOS webpage. Tap “Get ExpressVPN”, choose a plan according to your preference, enter your credentials, and finalize the purchase.

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Head to the ExpressVPN iOS webpage and tap “Download App”. You will be automatically navigated to the App Store to download the app on your iPhone. 

Step #2: Configuring ExpressVPN

In this step, launch the ExpressVPN app on your iPhone, sign in to the app, and you will see a message to allow the service to save a VPN configuration on your iPhone. Tap “Allow” to let the app automatically configure the VPN to your device.

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Next, type in your iPhone passcode or use your Touch/Face ID to confirm the change in the iPhone’s VPN settings and to enable the ExpressVPN app. 

Step #3: Using ExpressVPN

In the last step, launch the ExpressVPN app and choose a preferred server. Next, open the Settings menu on your iPhone, tap “General”, and choose the “VPN” option. Toggle the switch next to the “Status” option to turn it on. Next, select “ExpressVPN” from the list below, and now you can access blocked websites on your iPhone browser.

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After accessing blocked websites, you can head back to the VPN settings and toggle the switch to the off position to stop using the ExpressVPN app. 


In this short guide, we have discussed how to unblock websites on an iPhone using the Screen Time options and changing the DNS server address to Google. We’ve also discussed using a VPN to access blocked content on the default Safari browser. 

Hopefully, your problem is resolved, and you can now browse more freely on your iPhone. 

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