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Allow or Block Sound Autoplay Access in Safari on Mac

Do you want to allow or disable sound access in the Safari app? Learn how to manage and control sound or auto-play permissions settings.

The Safari browser is set to play sound and auto-play media by default. But this feature is annoying and only goes well for some sites.

Hence, you can allow or block auto-play and sound permissions for all sites and control them based on specific sites.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the sound and autoplay settings in the Safari app.

Allow the Sound Auto-Play

Several websites provide helpful information that we are interested in watching. It is optional to turn off the Auto-Play feature on such websites.

  1. Launch the Safari app on a Mac computer.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose the Preferences… option under the Safari menu.
  4. Switch to the Websites tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Choose Auto-Play in the sidebar.
  6. At the bottom of the drop-down — When visiting other websites, select Allow All Auto-Play.
    Allow Auto-Play Sound in Safari Browser Mac OS

This will allow the website to play sound and music from the website-embedded assets on the apple safari browser on a computer.

Block Media Auto-Play from Settings

We must know how to block websites on Mac that play unnecessary videos automatically. Such videos are annoying and take up unnecessary data off our internet.

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on a Mac.
  2. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  3. Choose the Preferences… option under the Safari menu.
  4. Switch to the Websites tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Choose Auto-Play in the sidebar.
  6. At the bottom of the drop-down — When visiting other websites, select Never Auto-Play.
    Block and Stop Auto-Play Sound in Safari Browser Mac OS

This will block and disable the sound access for the website and not allow it to play sound.

Bottom Line

With new updates and experimentation employed by websites, it becomes essential to select useful features and disable the ones that are not. The auto-play feature is annoying. Hence, it is better to discard it.

Similarly, you can block the microphone and camera permissions in Safari on Mac.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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