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Disable Pop-up Blockers in the Safari browser on Mac

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

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.

Disable Pop-up Blocker on Safari browser

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:

  1. Launch the Safari Mac browser app.
  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 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:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  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.

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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Sadique Hassan

Sadique Hassan

Sadique is a Bachelor of Computer Application in Computer Science and an MBA professional. He became a tech writer by choice and has continued pursuing it for the last 7+ years. He is keenly interested in open-source technology like Android and also loves troubleshooting the tech. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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