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Disable Pop-up Blockers in the Safari browser

Are you looking for the option to allow popup windows on Apple Safari? Learn how to manage pop-up settings in your browser.

The Safari browser allows customizing the pop-up blocker feature from the settings page. You can allow pop-ups for selected websites or all sites on Mac.

Meanwhile, for iPhones or iPads, you need to allow or turn off the pop-up blocker for all sites from the Settings screen.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to disable the pop-up blockers in Safari browser.

Allow the Pop-up Windows in Safari on Mac

We can configure the Safari settings to disable the pop-up blockers on the Mac. We can customize the settings for individual sites or allow the pop-ups for all the sites. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Safari app on the Mac.
  2. Open the website to disable the pop-up blocker.
  3. Select Safari from the menubar options.
  4. Choose the Settings option under the Safari menu.
    Apple Safari Settings menuIt will launch the Safari Settings window.
  5. Switch to the Websites tab and scroll down to choose Pop-up Windows in the left sidebar.
  6. Within the Currently Open Websites section, change the drop-down to Allow option.
    Allow pop-up windows on the websites in Safari Mac

That’s it, and you will now receive pop-up windows from the specific websites that were switched to Allow option.

On the other hand, if you wish to disable the pop-up blockers from all the sites, click on the drop-down menu next to When visiting other websites and switch to the Allow option on the Pop-up Windows settings page.

Allow all website when visiting to show pop-up windows on Safari

It will change the setting on the Safari browser allowing the pop-ups from all websites. However, allowing pop-ups from all websites you visit is not recommended for safeguarding your privacy and security.

Disable the Pop-up Blocker in Safari on iPhone

While Safari for iPhone does offer the option to allow or block Pop-ups, it doesn’t have the option to control them at the individual site level. Hence, we can disable the pop-up blocker for all sites or none. Here are the steps to do:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and open the Safari settings page.
  3. Under the General section, toggle off the button for the Block Pop-ups option.
    Turn off Block Pop-ups option for Safari in iPhone Settings page

It will turn off the pop-up blocker for all the sites on Safari iPhone.

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Note: You should only disable the Block Pop-ups option when required and immediately turn on the toggle once you are done with its need. Keeping the pop-up blocker disabled is not recommended.

Bottom Line

We have successfully customized the Website settings and unblocked pop-up blockers in the Safari browser.

While the general notion is to keep these pop-ups in their disabled state, as discussed before, they might sometimes become the need of the hour.

In some cases, you should disable the pop-up blocker – not for all, but at least for the site you are currently interacting on Safari.

We have detailed guide for both device type where you can customize the pop-up blocker settings:

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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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