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Enable or Disable Popup Blockers in Safari on Mac

Are you interested in allowing or blocking pop-ups within websites in the Safari browser? Learn how to manage pop-up settings for websites on your Mac.

Authentic websites use pop-up windows to make quick financial transactions or display knowledge information. Still, illegal sites use them to load false requests and redirect users to misleading pages.

Safari for Mac can disable these pop-ups and redirect requests to keep you safe from falling into scams and traps of these sites.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure the pop-up blocker settings in the Safari browser.

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Block the Pop-up Windows

We often see that pop-ups can redirect us to spam or malware websites that harm our mobile phones or laptops. It is, thus, necessary to know how to block redirects on Safari. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari app and choose the Settings… option under the Safari menu.
    Apple Safari Settings menuIt will open the Safari Settings window.
  2. Switch to the Websites tab in the Settings window.
  3. Choose the Pop-up Windows in the left sidebar.
  4. At the bottom – When visiting other websites, select Block option from the drop-down.
    Block Pop-ups Windows on Safari browser

It will block the websites from displaying pop-ups and even stop redirects within the Safari browser.

Allow a Pop-up Window

Due to several spam websites, we can not categorize all the websites under the same domain. Hence, it is better if we choose wisely on the same.

  1. Launch the Safari app and choose the Settings… option under the Safari menu.
    Apple Safari Settings menuIt will open the Safari Settings window.
  2. Switch to the Websites tab in the Settings window.
  3. Choose the Pop-up Windows in the left sidebar.
  4. At the bottom – When visiting other websites, select the Allow option from the drop-down.
    Allow Pop-ups Windows on Safari browser

It will allow pop-ups and redirect for all the websites within the Safari browser.

Bottom Line

With a new way for websites to engage users, pop-ups have increased rapidly. Pop-ups can irritate you while working on something important, and you are constantly redirected to spam websites. They also take up your time for no reason.

Similarly, you can block pop-ups in Safari browser on iPhone or iPad. You can also allow the pop-ups on the helpful site with a toggle from the Safari Settings page.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an 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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