Guide

How to install extensions in Safari

Installing Safari extensions is still relatively new and many users are unsure how to add an extension to Safari. Knowing Apple, this will change fairly soon. 

However, for now, thoughts like "How do I install Safari extensions on Mac?", "Is my Safari extension working?" and “What are the best Safari extensions? are going through people's heads.

One of the best Safari extensions is the Ghostery Tracker & Ad Blocker which blocks annoying popups, prevents tracking, and improves your browsing experience. We’ve created these installation animations to show you how to add extensions to Safari on your iPhone, iPad and MacOS using one of the best Safari Ad Blockers.

Navigating to the App Store has not changed. The bit that has changed is that browser extensions are considered apps which you download on your device. However,  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). This is where the trouble starts when downloading Safari extensions.

How to install the Ghostery extension for Safari on your iPhone

After downloading the Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker for Safari 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 Safari 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

To block ads in Mac download the Ghostery - Privacy Ad Blocker from the Apple AppStore, open the app and follow the instructions in the animations below:

Once you have downloaded a Safari ad blocker extension in Mac, 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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