How to Allow Pop-Ups on Mac in Safari & Chrome Browser

When you’re on the internet, have you seen little windows pop up? It could be phishing or a gateway for viruses into your iMac or Macbook, pop-up ads are annoying and could be dangerous, too.  

The Pop-ups have pros and cons, and the user needs to be on the lookout to know what he wants to click on. Pop-ups are rarely informative.

You’ll usually receive Pop-ups that have direct access to your computer and are a hazard; they’re scams, phishing attacks, or interfere with important things you’re doing, and you’ll also receive notifications of updates on your favorite sites you visit almost everyday, or alerts about your go-to sites you’ve been visiting.

How to enable pop-ups on a Mac – Safari Browser

Here’s how we’ll block pop-ups for all sites in Safari on your Mac.

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. The Websites icon will appear.
  4. Scroll down to Pop-up Windows.
  5. Select Allow from the drop-down menu.

Through Safari, you can enable pop-ups only for a specific site 

  1. You will need to open Safari on your Mac.
  2. Click on the Preferences tab.
  3. The Websites menu will appear.
  4. Once you’ve visited the targeted website, click Allow.

It will let you know when you’ve activated pop-up alerts once you’ve done that.  Pop-ups are dangerous, and they’re going to be a security threat.

How to enable pop-ups in Google Chrome on a Mac

Chrome is the default browser on Mac and by default it blocks pop-ups. However, if you need to enable pop-ups or not, you can simply follow the steps below.

  1. Chrome will open.
  2. Go to the three dot menu in the upper right corner
  3. To open the settings menu.
  4. Select Privacy and Security from the left-hand menu. 
  5. Go to Site Settings at the bottom.
  6. Scroll down to Pop-ups and Redirects.
  7. Click on the Sites can use redirects and pop-ups under the default behaviour option.

Using Chrome to enable pop-ups only for a specific site

  1. Chrome will open.
  2. Go to the webpage where pop-ups should be allowed.
  3. Tap the “Lock icon” at the top left of your screen.
  4. Then click Site Settings.
  5. Click Pop-ups, and Redirects in the permission list, then select Allow.


You’ll have a calm surf without pop-ups in a literary context. To protect yourself from malware, have your guard up if you want pop-ups enabled.

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