Safari: Enable/Disable Pop-up Blocker

How to enable or disable the pop-up blocker in the Apple Safari web browser for Windows, OS X, or iOS.

Windows and OS X Version

Option 1

  1. Select the settings gear in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select “Block Pop-Up Windows“. When the option is checked, pop-ups are blocked.
    Safari Block Popups

Option 2

Press “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “K” in Windows or “Command” + “Shift” + “K” in OS X to toggle between blocking and not blocking popups.

Option 3

  1. Windows users select the settings gear, then choose “Preferences“. Mac users click “Safari” > “Preferences“.
  2. Click on “Security” at the top of the window.
  3. Check the box “Block pop-up windows” to enable this feature. Uncheck it to disable it.
    Safari popup blocker setting


iOS Version

  1. From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
  2. Choose “Safari
    iOS Safari Settings option
  3.  Slide the “Block Pop-ups” to “On” (green) to block pop-ups, or slide it to “Off” (white) to never block pop-ups.
    Safari for iOS Popup setting



    How do I disable the pop-up blocker on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (Android)?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Danya says

    They or you want me to dis-able the pop up blocker. Click on settings, but I don’t know where settings is?

    I have an apple. It’s 14 years old.

    Thank you

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