Modern web browsers on Macs, including Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, automatically filter pop-ups, but you can configure this aspect of your browser settings to allow all pop-ups or, in some cases, pop-ups from specific sites only. If you use third-party extensions to block ads, you can configure them in a similar way. 

Some pop-ups use phishing tactics – they imitate warnings or messages about winning prizes from Apple or another trusted company to entice users of personal or financial information. Others may portray offers of free downloads, software updates, or plugins, prompting the user to install unwanted software. 

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When in the least doubt, you should avoid interacting with pop-ups or full-screen web pages. In this article you will see, how to unblock pop ups in Safari on Mac.

How to Enable Pop-Ups on Mac?

In order for you to be able to use all the pop-up functions in Safari, you need to do the following:

  • Click Safari in the menu above and select Preferences;
  • Click on the Security tab;
  • Search for Web content section;
  • Deactivate “Block pop-up windows” box.


This guide could be useful, if you may lose access to some elements of the websites you visit. Since the browser blocks them by default, you will not be able to log into your account. In this case, it is recommended to return to the settings and temporarily disable this option. Subsequently, you can always unblock pop ups on your Mac.

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