How to Block a Website on Safari Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to block a website on Safari Mac! In this article, we will explore the steps required to restrict access to specific websites using built-in features in Safari for macOS.

Step 1: Open Safari Preferences

To get started, launch Safari on your Mac and click on “Safari” in the menu bar. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut “Command + ,” (comma) to open the Preferences window.

Step 2: Navigate to the “Websites” Tab

In the Preferences window, you will see multiple tabs at the top. Click on the “Websites” tab to access various website-related settings.

Step 2.1: Selecting General Website Settings

In the left sidebar of the Websites tab, you’ll find several categories such as General, Auto-Play, Camera, Microphone, etc. For blocking websites, click on “General”.

Step 3: Blocking Websites

Once you are in the General section of Websites settings, you will see a list of options like Default Settings, Pop-up Windows, Plugins, and more. Scroll down until you find an option called “Blocked”. Click on it.

Step 3.1: Blocking Specific Websites

In this section, you can choose to block specific websites by adding them to the list. To add a new website to block it:

  • Click on the “+” button: A dialog box will appear.
  • Type in the URL: Enter or paste the URL of the website you want to block (e.g., www.example.com).
  • Click on “Done”: The website will be added to the list of blocked sites.

Note: Make sure to include the complete URL, including “www” and the domain extension.2: Blocking All Websites Except for Specific Ones

If you prefer to allow access to only a few websites while blocking all others, follow these steps:

  • Select “All other sites”: Under the “Blocked” category, choose “All other sites” from the dropdown menu.
  • Add Exceptions: Click on the “+” button and enter the URLs of the websites you want to allow (e.example1.

Step 4: Applying Changes

After you have blocked or allowed specific websites, make sure to click on “Done” at the bottom-right corner of the Preferences window to save your changes. Safari will now enforce these settings and prevent access to blocked sites or allow only specified ones.

Step 5: Testing Your Settings

To verify that your website blocking settings are working correctly, try accessing one of the blocked websites in Safari. You should see an error message indicating that access is restricted.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to block websites on Safari for Mac using built-in features. Now you can control and restrict access for a safer browsing experience!

We hope this tutorial was helpful. Enjoy browsing responsibly!

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