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

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

  1. Thomas P Hughes says:

    Hello Team,
    As you can see in your example, with the update to iOs 11 the only option now available with cookies is either to block all cookies, or alternatively, to allow all cookies all the time. Is there a way
    in the new OS to retain some choice in the matter? What possible motivation could Apple have in restricting customers’s options for privacy? If I could ask for your expertise in a related matter: I have recently signed up with a VPN service (Express VPN) and believe I understand the premise behind how the service works. However, I am struggling to account for how websites that supposedly can not see my internet address can still send cookies to my iPad. Can you explain?
    Thanks much.

    Tom Hughes

    • Etienne Noualhat says:

      Hello Tom,
      So, not a specialist of the iOs 11, but I would say if there is not any other choice displayed, you might have no other choice than that.
      About the proxy/VPN issue: the VPN is still linking the cookies to your computer as they are relaying the information contained on the website. It “just” changes your IP address.
      Hope that helps!

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