How to disable JavaScript in Tor: iPhone, Android, Mac

How to disable JavaScript in Tor: iPhone, Android, Mac

Tor Browser is an internet browser that focuses entirely on user privacy and security. The browser's particular focus is to protect users from having their internet history analysed for information on their interests and behaviour.

One distinct feature of this internet browser is that it lets you set personal JavaScript settings. This tutorial will walk you through how to disable JavaScript on Tor Browser.

How to turn off JavaScript in Tor browser?

There are two ways to disable JavaScript in Tor that can be applied to PC and other devices.

Method 1:

  • Launch Tor Browser, and click the Tor Browser button > Options.
  • Next, go to the Content section. Uncheck the option that reads Enable JavaScript:
  • Click OK to apply your settings.

Method 2: 

Write about:config in the Tor browser URL bar. You will get a confirmation message - accept it.

Type javascript.enabled in the search bar.

Double click on True to change it to False

How to turn off JavaScript in Tor browser on Mac?

Disabling the Javascript in Tor browser on Mac is no different than disabling JavaScript in Tor in general. You can follow the steps that are described in the previous section called How to turn off JavaScript in Tor browser.

How to turn off JavaScript in the Tor browser on Android?

There are two ways of disabling JavaScript of the Tor Browser Portable on Android:

  • The Tor browser has the NoScript extension by default. What you have to do is to change the security settings to safest
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  • You can also follow the same steps as for the desktop version of the browser.

How to turn off JavaScript in Tor browser on iPhone?

You should know that the Onion browser is a Tor-powered browser that is designed for iOS, but there is no official "Tor browser for iOS". To disable JavaScript (Onion browser), you have two options:

  • Select Gold-level security. However, this may no longer work, due to recent changes in the Onion browser. If some websites notify you that JavaScript is enabled despite the Gold-level security, try the next option.
  • Install a downgraded version of the Onion browser.
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