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Allow or Block JavaScript in Safari on Mac

Do you want to control whether websites can run JavaScript in Safari on your Mac? Learn how to configure JavaScript settings for specific sites.

JavaScript helps in making websites interactive and modern. But it can also be misused for hacking and phishing.

Hence, it is recommended to block JS when visiting unsecured websites.

Safari on Mac computers has JS enabled. However, we can disable it using a checkbox on the Safari preferences window.

Configure JavaScript Execution on Safari browser

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the JavaScript settings in Apple Safari on Mac.

Blocking the JavaScript in Safari on Mac

We must have a smooth and fast experience while browsing websites. The unexpected crashing of websites is irritating and also tiresome. Here are the steps to block the JavaScript:

  1. Launch the Safari browser 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 Security tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Disable the Checkbox against Enable JavaScript.
    Disable and Block JavaScript on Safari MacOS

This will block the JavaScript execution for all the websites on Safari browsers on a Mac computer.

Allowing the JavaScript execution in Safari on Mac

There are a few websites that use JavaScript to give out essential information. While browsing them, we should know how to allow JavaScript execution for such websites. Here are the steps to allow JavaScript:

  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 Security tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Enable the Checkbox to Enable JavaScript.
    Enable and Allow JavaScript on Safari MacOS

This will allow the browser to run the JavaScript code on the websites over the Safari browser on any Mac machine.

Bottom Line

Sometimes websites may crash due to excessive load on the server or simply because Javascript used by the website has taken up all the capacity of your RAM. This certainly makes browsing inconvenient and time-consuming. To avoid it all, we should know the use of the Safari block javascript feature.

Similarly, you can allow or block JavaScript in Safari on iPhone or iPad. You might perhaps face some issues after blocking JavaScript. Hence, it suggested blocking JS on selected sites.

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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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