The Safari browser allows customizing the pop-up windows from the Safari settings page. We can allow pop-ups for selected websites or all sites on Safari Mac. Options to allow Pop-up Windows is available under Safari’s Websites tab in the Settings window. In iPhone, the option to disable Block pop-up toggle button is in Safari’s Settings app.
Many users generally prefer to block the pop-ups in their browser window. That’s because pop-up windows are usually a significant distraction source and could be used as a medium to display intrusive ads or even carry out phishing attacks or scams.
Hence, disabling Safari pop-ups is the first action to get a disruption-free work environment. However, completely blocking them could also result in a few issues.
Many sites (such as banks, colleges, and shopping domains) use these pop-ups to display essential user interactive elements. From completing your online payment to subscribing to the newsletter via email or even interacting with a customer support chat screen, all these tasks are usually carried out through the pop-up menus.
As a result, you might encounter a few instances when you need to re-enable them. And in this guide, we will show you how to disable these pop-up blockers on Safari.
Enable Pop-ups in Safari Mac
There are two different approaches that you could take in this regard- either disable pop-ups blocker from all the websites or take more granular controls and allow only selected sites.
Here are the steps that disable the pop-ups blocker for the Safari browser:
- Launch the Safari Mac browser app.
- Open the website to disable the pop-up blocker.
- Select Safari from the menubar options.
- Choose the Settings option under the Safari menu.
It will launch the Safari Settings window.
- Switch to the Websites tab and scroll down to choose Pop-up Windows in the left sidebar.
- Within the Currently Open Websites section, change the drop-down to Allow option.
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.
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 Pop-up Blocker on Safari 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:
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and open the Safari settings page.
- Under the General section, toggle off the button for the Block Pop-ups option.
It will turn off the pop-up blocker for all the sites on Safari iPhone.
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.
And in some cases, you should disable the pop-up blocker – not for all, then at least for the site you are currently interacting on Safari.
Similarly, using the easy steps, you can allow or disable the pop-up blocker in Safari for Mac.
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