How to Block a Website on Safari Mac

If you need to block a website on Safari, Screen Time can help. To enable Screen Time, go to the Apple menu, select System Preferences, and click the Screen Time. Another option is to block all sites and allow specific ones. This option can also be found in Screen Time.

My name is Andreas, and I’m a tech enthusiast who loves everything about Macs. Over the years, I have collected handy tips on using Safari the right way.

Throughout this article, I will show you three methods that you can use to block websites on Safari.

Let’s jump in!

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Block a Website on Safari Mac

Blocking websites on your Safari browser is easy. There are three methods on how to block a website on Safari.

Method 1: Block Adult Content and Specific Websites on Safari

Parental controls keep your Mac safe by limiting which sites your Mac can access. To block adult content and specific websites on your Safari, follow these steps:

Step1: Click the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.

Step 2: Select Screen Time.

Step 3: On the left sidebar, click Content & Privacy. To enable this feature, click Turn On in the right corner of the window.

Step 4: Select Limit Adult Websites and click on Customize.

Step 5: A restricted section will appear. Click on the plus symbol.

Step 6: Add URL and click OK.

Step 7: Choose OK and finalize your decision for restricting certain pages. 


Method 2: Block Everything and Allow Certain Sites

With this method, you have the ability to block all the sites and allow just the ones you prefer to use.

Step 1: Go to the Apple Menu and select System preferences.

Step 2: Choose Screen Time.

Step 3: Select Content & Privacy in the left sidebar.

Step 4: Choose Allowed websites only and then choose Customize.

Step 5: In the Customize menu, add the URL you want to be allowed, and then click OK

Method 3: Block a Website With a Third-party Blocker

There are plenty of apps that can help you lock yourself out of distracting websites. If you prefer to stay in control, try using a third-party website blocker, such as Freedom, Blocksite, or 1Focus for Safari. 

These tools allow you to set up specific restrictions and the settings are different in each application.

Do These Methods Also Apply to iPad or iPhone?

Blocking a website on your iOS device is pretty similar to that on a Mac (as shown above). You can block websites on your iPhone or iPad via Screen Time under Settings. You can also block specific sites or block all websites while only allowing approved ones.


Blocking websites is a pretty simple task and it’s only a few steps away. Just go into the settings and tick a few boxes, and add the URL you want to be either blocked or allowed.

The three methods and step-by-step guides covered in this article should help you out. Let us know if you have any questions along the way.

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