Allow Pop-Ups

How to Allow Pop-ups

  1. No one likes being bombarded by pop-up ads, but every once in a while you do need them. Some sites still require that you add information to a pop-up window. Or maybe you can’t view a video or page because it is being blocked by Safari’s pop-up blocker. No matter what the reason, here’s how to allow pop-ups on Safari. 

    How to Turn Off the Pop-up Blocker on Safari Desktop

    The following method will only work for Mac desktops and laptops running Safari. 
    1. Open Safari.
    2. Click “Safari” in the Apple Menu in the top-left corner of your screen. You will need to be in the Safari app to access this menu.  
    3. Then click Preferences. You can also access Safari’s Preferences by using the Command + comma keyboard shortcut. For a list of the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts, check out our previous article here.  
    4. Click on the Websites tab at the top of the Preferences window
    5. From the left side-bar, click on Pop-up Windows
    6. Finally, click the drop-down menu in the bottom right corner of the window and select Allow. This will cause Safari to allow all pop-ups. You can also choose to block all pop-ups or notify you every time they are blocked as well.
  2. If you don’t want to allow all pop-ups on Safari, you can set exceptions for certain websites or webpages that you currently have open. In the same Preferences window click the drop-down menu next to a website and select Allow.

    Note: In order to add exceptions, you first have to choose Block or Block and Notify from the drop-down menu. Doing this will change your pop-up blocker on. 

    How to Allow Pop-ups on iPhone


    If you have an iPhone or iOS device, Safari is your default browser. If you want to know how to block pop-ups on your iPhone or iPad, follow the steps below.
    1. Open the Settings app. This is an app that comes on your device and cannot be deleted. It has a gear-shaped icon. 
    2. Scroll down and tap Safari. This will have an icon that looks like your Safari app. 
    3. Finally, turn on the toggle next to Block Pop-ups. You will know it is on when it is green.

  3. Turn pop-ups on or off Chrome

    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click More Settings.
    3. Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.
    4. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
    5. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.

  4. Pop-up blocker settings Firefox

    To access the pop-up blocker settings:
    1. Click the menu button and select Options.
    2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.

    • Under the Permissions section, uncheck the box next to Block pop-up windows to disable the pop-up blocker altogether.
    • A click on Exceptions… opens a dialog box with a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups.
    • The dialog box offers you the following choices:
Allow: Click this to add a website to the exceptions list.
Remove Website: Click this to remove a website from the exceptions list.
Remove All Websites: Click this to remove all of the websites in the exceptions list.


Block pop-ups in Microsoft Edge 
Applies to: Microsoft Edge

To do this:
  1. In the new Microsoft Edge, go to Settings and more > Settings > Site permissions.
  2. Select Pop-ups and redirects.
  3. Move the Block toggle to On.