How To Turn off Ad Blocker on Safari on Mac, iPhone or iPad?

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Ad Blocker is an extension that is available for every popular Web browser. It is a tool that prevents websites from showing up dozens of ads on a webpage as they can be very annoying for the end-user. However, websites these days can detect when an ad blocker is turned on in a particular device, and they can prevent the user from accessing anything on the webpage as long as the ad blocker is enabled. The users even see a pop-up on the screen that reads that the user needs to disable the ad blocker to access the website’s content.

Having a filter like an ad blocker helps the user prevent its identity from being tracked by malicious ads that swarm every website. But if you cannot access the content on a website with the ad blocker turned on, you should know how to disable it. Apple users mostly use Safari on iPad, iPhones, and even Mac. Here in this article, we will see how someone can disable Adblocker on Safari on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How To Turn off Ad Blocker on Safari on Mac, iPhone or iPad?

 

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How to Turn off Ad Blocker on Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad?

When you are using the Ad blocker extension in a browser, you have the option to disable it temporarily or permanently. You can stop Ad blocker from blocking a particular website, or you can remove the extension from your browser completely if you feel that the extension servers you no purpose. In this article, first, we will see what we can do to disable the ad blocker on Safari on Mac. Then we will see how we can disable the ad blocker on an iPhone or iPad.

How to disable the Ad Blocker on Safari on Mac?

There are two ways to disable the Ad Blocker in Safari. You can either do it through the web browser’s settings page. Or you can disable the extension directly.

How to disable the Ad blocker in Safari Settings?

Safari has a built-in feature called the Content blocker that acts as the Ad Blocker for most Apple Mac users. You don’t need the Ad Blocker extension separately installed on your browser. This content blocker alone can protect the user’s identity from trackers and even block ads and popups.

To disable it on a particular website, open up Safari on your Mac and visit the website where you want to disable the content blocker. Once you are on the webpage, right-click on the Address Bar and choose “Settings for this website.” Then in the settings page that opens up, uncheck the box next to “Enable Content Blockers.” Now you can open up the website normally without the content blocker from Safari working in the background.

This only disables the content blocker in a particular website. If you want to disable it entirely, then you will have to dig into the preferences menu in Safari.

  • Open up the Safari browser on your Mac.
  • Navigate to Safari > Preferences from the Menu bar at the top.
  • In the preferences window, click on the “Websites” tab at the top and then click on the “Content blockers” option present in the left pane of the window.
  • You will see the web pages that are open on your browser and the web pages configured by you in the right pane. If you want to make any changes to these saved websites, change the option next to them. If it is set to Off, then the content blocker will not work on that website. Similarly, if it is set to on, the content blocker will work in the background.
  • If you want to disable the content blocker for all the websites that are not listed here, change the option “When visiting other websites” from On to Off.

This will ensure that for any unconfigured website, the content blocker will stay disabled.

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How to disable the Ad blocker extension in Safari?

Besides the built-in content blocker in Safari, users also install various third-party Ad Blocker extensions on the browser. Most of these extensions come with options that allow the user to temporarily disable the extension or disable Ad Blocker for a particular website. As an example, we will take a look at the Adblock Pro app extension. Once you install this extension in your Safari, it will show up as an icon near the address bar. You can click on that icon, and you will see options such as Pause blocking, Add to Whitelist, Add to Blacklist, etc.

Pause blocking acts as a temporary kill switch for the Ad Blocker extension. If Pause blocking is enabled, the Ad Blocker won’t work until it is manually disabled again. The option of adding to Whitelist is a way to add a particular website to a list in which the Ad Blocker extension does not work. If you need the extension to block all the ads for the whitelisted website, you need to move the website from whitelisted websites to Blacklisted websites.

If you wish to disable the extension permanently, you can disable it in the extensions list.

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  • Open up the Safari browser on your Mac.
  • Navigate to Safari > Preferences from the Menu bar at the top.
  • In the preferences window, click on the “Extensions” tab at the top.
  • Here, in the left pane, uncheck all the ad blocker extension boxes to disable all of its functionality.

This will ensure that the extension won’t function at all despite it being there in the browser. If you wish to turn it on again, then repeat the steps and this time, instead of unchecking the boxes, check them.

Finally, if you wish to uninstall the extension entirely from your browser, you can do that too. That will permanently disable the Ad Blocker extension in your Safari web browser.

  • Open up the Safari browser on your Mac.
  • Navigate to Safari > Preferences from the Menu bar at the top.
  • In the preferences window, click on the “Extensions” tab at the top.
  • Here click on any extension on the left pane and then click on the uninstall button in the right pane. That will get rid of the extension from your browser.

How to disable the Ad Blocker on Safari on iPhone/iPad?

Similar to how Safari works in a Mac, Ad Blocker or content blocker is there in the Safari browser for the iOS and iPadOS users too. But for this feature to work, you first need to install a third-party Ad Blocker application on your phone. Many iOS apps come with a dedicated Safari extension. Just install any of them, and you are good to go.

Once you have the app installed on your iOS or iPadOS device, you can choose to disable it on a particular website, temporarily and even permanently. Here, we will take a look at all the possible scenarios of disabling the Ad Blocker.

Disable Ad Blocker temporarily:

Disabling Ad Blocker temporarily will ensure that it will not intervene with your current browsing session. Once you clear out Safari and then open it again, the feature will come into work again.

  • Open the Safari Web browser on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  • Open up any webpage that you want.
  • Tap on the “aA” icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  • In the menu that pops up, tap on the option “Turn Off Content Blockers.”

Now you can open up any webpage that you want without interference from the content blocker. If some sites were not allowing you to access the content on their site due to the content or ad blocker, they would do so now in your current browsing session.

Disable Ad Blocker on a particular website:

Rather than disabling the ad blocker for all the web pages, you can choose to disable the feature only for some particular websites.

  • Open the Safari Web browser on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  • Open up the website where you want to disable the ad blocker.
  • Tap on the “aA” icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  • In the menu that pops up, tap on the option “Website Settings.”
  • Turn off the toggle for the “Use Content Blockers” option. This will whitelist the website.

Now you can browse that particular website without the ad blocker or content blocker running in the background. You can add multiple websites to this whitelist by following the same procedure mentioned above for all the websites.

Disable Ad Blocker permanently:

Disabling the Adblocker permanently will result in the feature not working in your Safari web browser at all.

  • Open up Settings on your iOS or iPadOS device.
  • Go to Safari.
  • Tap on “Content Blockers.”
  • Disable the toggle for all the modules that you see on this page. These are the modules added to Safari when you installed the content blocker application on your device.

The above method is for people who want to permanently disable the content block on their iOS or iPadOS until they decide to use it again. Maybe someone might want to disable the content blocker only for the time being, and then after a while, they want to use it again. In such a scenario, the mentioned method serves the purpose.

However, for people who don’t want content blockers to function at all with their Safari web browser, the better option would be to uninstall the content blocker application installed in the first place to enable this feature. This will disable the content blocker on Safari on that device permanently. The user will have to install such an application again in the future if he/she wants to use a content blocker or ad blocker with the Safari web browser.

This is how one can disable Ad blocker or content blockers on Safari on Mac, iPhone, or iPad. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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