Enable local file access on Safari: iOS, iPhone, on iPad

Enable local file access on Safari: iOS, iPhone, on iPad

If you are a web developer or programmer sometimes you might need to access local files while using the Safari browser. Read on to find out how to remove restrictions on Safari for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

safari">By default Safari web browser doesn't allow access to local files. It is only possible if you already have enabled the Develop menu. To enable local file access on Safari:

On a Mac

  • Open the Safari browser and click on Develop in the upper menu.

  • From the drop-down menu select Disable Local File Restrictions and you’re done!

On iPad and iPhone

For Safari on iPads and iPhones, go into Settings > Safari > Advanced > and then enable Web Inspector. This will then allow you to access the Develop Menu as above and then disable local file restrictions. 

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