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How to Install Extensions in Safari

How to Install Extensions in Safari
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Installing Safari extensions is still relatively new, and many users are unsure of how to add them to their default browser on Mac, iPhone and iPad. Knowing Apple, this will change soon. 

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

What are Safari extensions?

Safari extensions are small apps that add extra functionality to the web browser. Extensions can improve your browsing experience by allowing you to do things that Safari doesn’t support by default. For example, you can use extensions to filter content, remove ads, increase privacy, and more.

One of the best adblocking 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 that you download on your device.

However, they do nothing, except carry 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 an app). This is where the trouble starts when downloading extensions for Safari.‍

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 must 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 reach out to support@ghostery.com.
You can always use this video to guide you through the installation process.

How to install Ghostery's free ad blocker 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 must 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 reach out to support@ghostery.com.

How to install the Ghostery extension for Safari on your Mac

To block ads on 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 must 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 reach out to support@ghostery.com.

FAQ

Does Safari block ads?

No, Safari does not block ads by default. To block ads, you need to use an ad blocker for Safari such as Ghostery browser extension on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

How do I block pop up ads on Safari?

You can block pop up ads on Safari by going to Settings > Safari and turning on Block Pop-ups. You can also use a Safari extension such as Ghostery to block pop-ups and other types of ads.

What is a Safari extension?

A Safari extension is a small program that adds functionality and customization to Safari, the default web browser on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. You can download and install Safari extensions from the App Store.

What is Ghostery?

Ghostery is a Safari extension that blocks ads, trackers, popups, and other annoying banners on websites. It also protects your privacy by preventing third-party trackers from collecting your personal data.

How do I install Ghostery on Safari?

Once you have enabled Ghostery as an extension, you can browse Safari with Ghostery running in the background. You can see the puzzle piece icon in the URL bar that confirms that Ghostery is blocking ads and trackers. You can also tap or click on the icon to see more details and customize your settings.

How does Ghostery improve my browsing experience?

Ghostery improves your browsing experience by making websites load faster, look cleaner, and consume less data. It also prevents annoying popups and banners from interrupting your online activities. Moreover, Ghostery protects your privacy by stopping third-party trackers from collecting your personal information and browsing habits.

What if I need help with Ghostery?

If you need help with Ghostery, you can visit our general FAQ page and you can also contact our support team at support@ghostery.com if you have any questions. We are happy to assist you anytime!

Still have questions?

If there is anything you miss in Ghostery or have any questions, please drop a line to support@ghostery.com. We’re happy to talk to you anytime.