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How to Enable 3rd Party Cookies on iPhone iOS for Low Latency Live Streaming

By Jose Guevara

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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      When it comes to live streaming from your iPhone or other Apple device, low latency channels won’t work in Safari unless third-party cookies are enabled. In order to set yourself up for success from the start, you must enable cookies on your Apple device. In this article, we will show you how to enable cookies on:

      • Mac OS Sierra
      • Mac OS High Sierra
      • iPhone iOS 14
      • iPhone iOS 13

      For more information on setting up low latency streaming, please read our dedicated guide.

      How to Enable Cookie on Mac OS Sierra

      STEP 1: Open Safari

      STEP 2: Select “Preferences” in the drop-down menu:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            third party cookies

      STEP 3: Click “Privacy”

      STEP 4: Change which cookies and website data are accepted by selecting the “Cookies and Website Data” option                                                                                                            

      STEP 5: Choose between these three options:

      • Allow from the current website only: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from the website you’re currently visiting. Websites often have embedded content from other sources. Safari does not allow these third parties to store or access cookies or other data.
      • Allow from websites I visit: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites you visit. Safari uses your existing cookies to determine whether you have visited a website before. Selecting this option helps prevent websites that have embedded content on other websites you browse from storing cookies and data on your Mac.
      • Always allow: Safari lets all websites, third parties, and advertisers store cookies and other data on your Mac.

      How to Enable Cookies in Safari in macOS High Sierra

      STEP 1: Open Safari from your Dock or Applications folder

      STEP 2: Click “Safari” in the Menu bar.                                                  

      STEP 3: Click “Preferences”

      STEP 4: Click “Security”

      STEP 5: Click “Privacy”                                                                             

      STEP 6: Uncheck the “Block all cookies” box

      How to Enable Cookies in Safari for iOS 13 and 14

      STEP 1: From your home screen, go to “Settings”

      STEP 2: Scroll down and select “Safari”:

      Dacast 3rd Party Cookies on iPhone iOS 13 - Safari Settings

      STEP 3: Make sure “Block All Cookies” and “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking” are turned off:

      Dacast 3rd Party Cookies on iPhone iOS 13 - cookie Settings

      Mobile Streaming with Dacast

      While we’re on the topic of iPhones and other mobile devices, we’d like to point out that Dacast fully supports mobile streaming in the sense that you can stream from a mobile device and that our video player is compatible with mobile streaming. In fact, with the help of our mobile SDKs, you can build a live streaming app of your own. Using mobile streaming to make your broadcasts more accessible for viewers will help you reach a wider audience.

      If you have any questions about iOS streaming settings or need help with this Dacast feature, feel free to contact us directly. Not yet a Dacast user, and interested in trying Dacast risk-free for 30 days? Sign up today to get started.

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      Jose Guevara

      Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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