How to Turn Pop Up Blocker Off on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you frustrated with pop-up blockers on your Mac? Do you want to turn them off to have a smoother browsing experience?

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of disabling the pop-up blocker on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Launch Safari

If you’re using a Mac, chances are you’re using Safari as your default browser. To begin, open Safari by clicking on its icon in the Dock or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Safari Preferences

Once Safari is open, click on the “Safari” menu in the top-left corner of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences.” Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Comma (,) to open the Preferences window.

Step 3: Navigate to Security Settings

In the Preferences window, click on the “Security” tab located at the top of the window. This will open up the security settings for Safari.

Step 4: Disable Pop-Up Blocker

In the Security settings, you will find an option labeled “Block pop-up windows.” Make sure that this option is unchecked.

If it is already unchecked, then your pop-up blocker is already turned off. If not, simply click on the checkbox to disable it.


If you need to enable pop-up blocker again in future for any reason, follow these steps and checkmark “Block pop-up windows.”

Step 5: Close Preferences

After disabling the pop-up blocker, close the Preferences window by clicking on the red “X” button in the top-left corner of the window.

Step 6: Restart Safari

To ensure that the changes take effect, it is recommended to restart Safari. Close and reopen Safari for the changes to be applied.

Step 7: Test Pop-Up Blocker

Now that you have disabled the pop-up blocker, it’s a good idea to test if it’s working as expected. Visit a website known for displaying pop-ups and see if any windows are blocked.

If you no longer see any pop-up windows, congratulations! You have successfully turned off the pop-up blocker on your Mac.


Keep in mind that disabling the pop-up blocker may expose you to unwanted or potentially harmful pop-ups. Exercise caution while browsing unfamiliar websites and consider turning on the pop-up blocker again if necessary.

In Conclusion

Disabling the pop-up blocker on your Mac can help streamline your browsing experience. By following these simple steps, you can easily turn off the pop-up blocker in Safari and enjoy uninterrupted web surfing. Remember to exercise caution when browsing websites with disabled pop-up blockers, as they may contain potentially harmful or annoying ads.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of turning off the pop-up blocker on your Mac. Happy browsing!

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