How to enable StopTheMadness on iOS and iPadOS

1. Purchase and install StopTheMadness in the iOS App Store.

2. Open the Settings app.

Settings app

3. Select the Safari section.

Safari Settings

4. Disable the Preload Top Hit setting.
This isn't a requirement to use StopTheMadness, but disabling Preload Top Hit does make StopTheMadness work better, due to a Safari extensions bug on iOS.

Preload Top Hit disabled

5. Select the Extensions section.

Safari Extensions

If your Safari extensions appear disabled, this means web content is restricted in Screen Time. You need to open your Screen Time Settings, allow Unrestricted Access to Web Content, then go back to Safari Settings and complete these instructions. After the extension is enabled, you can enable restrictions in Screen Time again.

Extensions disabled

6. Select StopTheMadness.


7. Enable StopTheMadness.

StopTheMadness enabled

8. Select permissions for All Websites.

All Websites, Ask

9. Allow StopTheMadness on All Websites.

All Websites, Allow

You only need to enable StopTheMadness once in Safari, and then it will remain enabled permanently. It will remain enabled even after you install new versions of StopTheMadness and iOS. If you ever need to disable StopTheMadness, select Manage Extensions from Safari's address bar.

To change your StopTheMadness preferences, press the extensions button in Safari's address bar and select StopTheMadness. See iOS Support for more information.

Safari extensions button

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