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Learn how to disable notifications in Safari

disable notifications in SafariThe vast majority of MacOS users are tired of the constant "Push" notifications from Safari related to the websites they visit. Currently, most sites issue an initial warning – which you can remove – before they can create a connection to your desktop and send you notifications, but some additional ads may still accumulate.

Nobody likes those unwanted messages that interrupt all the time and distract from the browsing or work experience, so many decide to eliminate some (or all) of them. Therefore, below we explain step by step how to disable notifications in the Apple web browser.


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Make sure your browser (Safari) is open in MacOS. In the upper left corner of the screen (the full screen, not in the Safari window), look for the menu item that says "Safari" and select it.

One of the first options in the drop-down menu should be "Preferences." Choose that option to start.


Safari Notification Settings

Choosing Preferences will open a new window with all the important Safari settings. There are many things you can change here, but to deal with notifications, go to the top of the window and choose the option that says "Websites." Now, look at the menu in the sidebar on the left, where you see many different options to control how websites deal with various MacOS features. Search down until you find an option for ?Notifications? and select it.

This will open a section in the middle of the window that will show you all the websites that have requested permission to send notifications to your operating system. If you want to remove the ads, this is precisely what you should not allow in most cases. It is a good idea to visit these websites to see if there is any notification that you really need to keep, such as those of banking entities, those that are related to your work or interests, or of some organizations of which you are a part.

If you do not want to receive any notification at all and prefer to remove everything related to the ads and notifications, simply uncheck the box that says: "Allow websites to request permission to send push notifications", located at the bottom.


Note that each website has, on the right, a small drop-down menu with options to "Deny" or "Allow" permission to send notifications. There, you can simply switch to ?Deny? for any website you don't want to be bothered. It is possible that some sites are already on that list if you have blocked them. Although it takes a little time, touring the sites one by one is a great way to customize the notifications you want – or don't want – to receive.

This part may look a little different if you have an earlier version of Safari, but the process should generally work the same way. Keep in mind that Safari updates are no longer available on Windows, which will eventually compromise browser security on that operating system. Therefore, you may need to consider switching to a different browser.


As you go through the sites, you will surely find some where you have no interest and you never want to receive notifications. In this case, select the website and use the "Delete" button, which is at the bottom of the window, to remove it completely.

Why should you leave websites in ?Deny? mode and not delete them? Because sometimes you may need to change notifications at some point. For example, there may be some sites that you are interested in checking for offers during the end of the year shopping season, or sites that you want to activate to receive notifications and news of the weather or traffic. However, if you do not need this type of notifications all the time, it is possible to deactivate them without deleting them.


Safari Block NotificationRemember that most websites give you an option to allow or not Push notifications on your system. Safari makes this option very obvious, presenting you with a pop-up or pop-up window, which appears when you enter a website for the first time. Chrome and other browsers also offer this option. In this case, you simply have to choose the option of ?Do not Allow? (Don?t Allow) to block notifications of each new website you visit.

If for any reason you prefer to allow notifications, it is good to know that you have the option to deny that the site knows your location, which achieves a similar goal. If you deny a website access to this point, you may not have to deal with any ads you don't want to receive.

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