How to Allow Pop-ups on Safari

Pop-up ads are annoying and irritating. Some sites require you to add information to pop-up windows. Safari’s popup blocker might prevent you from viewing a page or video. Safari pop-up blockers can cause any number of problems. Here’s how you can allow them.

How to disable the pop-up blocker on Safari Desktop

This method is only applicable to Mac desktops or laptops that run Safari.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select “Safari”, in the Apple Menu at the top-left corner. To access this menu, you will need to be logged into Safari.
  3. Next, click Preferences. You can also access Safari’s preferences by pressing the Command + comma key combination. Check out our previous article to see a list of the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts.
  4. Click the Websites tab in the Preferences window.
  5. Click on Pop-up Windows from the left sidebar.
  6. Next, click on the drop-down menu at the bottom of the window and choose Allow. Safari will now allow all popups. You can also choose not to allow pop-ups, or have them notify you each time they are blocked.

You can make exceptions for specific websites or webpages you do not want Safari to allow. Click the drop-down menu next the website to open Preferences and choose Allow.

You will need to select Block or Block and Notify in the drop-down menu to add exceptions. This will turn off your pop-up blocking software.

How to allow pop-ups on iPhone

Safari will be your default browser if you have an iPhone/iPad. Follow these steps to stop pop-ups from appearing on your iPad or iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings App. This app is installed on your device and cannot delete. This icon is shaped like a gear.
  2. Scroll down and click Safari. The icon will look similar to your Safari app.
  3. Turn on the toggle next to Block Pop-ups. It will turn green.

You now know how to allow popups in Safari. Check out this article to learn how you can clear your iPhone’s cache.

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