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How to install extensions in Safari

Installing extensions in Safari is still new to the majority of users and quite unintuitive. Knowing Apple, I dare to say, this will change. For now though, thoughts like "Is it installed?", "Is it already working?", "I don't have any visual feedback...Aren't digital products supposed to give that?", "C'mon this is Apple, it should just work!" are going through people's heads.

To reduce mental chatter and improve your experience with Ghostery for Safari on your iPhone, iPad and MacOS, we composed these installation tutorials for you (feels like 1999 😬 but hey, whatever it takes!).

Navigating to the App Store did not change. The bit that changed though is that browser extensions are technically seen apps which you download on your device but they do nothing, except carrying the code of the Ghostery free tracker and ad blocker as well as a splash screen, the very first screen a user sees when opening up an app. And herewith the trouble starts.

How to install the Ghostery extension for Safari on your iPhone

After downloading the Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker from the Apple AppStore, open the app and follow the instructions in the animations below:

Once enabled, you have to grant Ghostery permission to de-clutter websites by blocking ads, trackers, popups and other annoying banners:

While browsing Safari with Ghostery enabled, the extension icon (puzzle piece) in the url bar confirms that Ghostery Privacy Ad Blocker is up and running.


If this tutorial didn't help, please feel free to drop a line and cry for help to support@ghostery.com.

How to install the Ghostery extension for Safari on your iPad

After downloading the Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker from the Apple AppStore, open the app and follow the instructions in the animations below:

Once enabled, you have to grant Ghostery permission to de-clutter all websites by blocking ads, trackers, popups and other annoying banners:

If this tutorial didn't help, please feel free to drop a line and cry for help to support@ghostery.com.

How to install the Ghostery extension for Safari on your Mac

After downloading the Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker from the Apple AppStore, open the app and follow the instructions in the animations below:

Once enabled, you have to grant Ghostery permission to de-clutter all websites by blocking ads, trackers, popups and other annoying banners:

If this tutorial didn't help, please feel free to drop a line and cry for help to support@ghostery.com.

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