How to disable AdBlock on Google Chrome, Firefox and Apple Safari

Disable Adblock on Chrome, Firefox and Apple Safari

While ad blockers make our web browsing experience clean and non-intrusive, there are some situations where we might want to disable adblock functionality. One common situation is when a certain website won’t let us view the page unless we disable adblock. Also, because advertising is the only revenue source for a lot of websites, we might want to disable adblock to support the websites. Let us look at the steps to disable the most popular ad blocking extensions on different browsers.

How to disable adblock on Chrome

Chrome is the most used browser in the world. Close to 65% of the desktop web users use Chrome for web browsing every day.
AdBlock and Adblock Plus are the two most used ad blockers for Chrome.

Steps to disable AdBlock on Chrome for a particular page

  1. Click on the Extensions button (The puzzle icon) next to the address bar on the top right to open the list of installed extensions.
  2. Look for AdBlock — best ad blocker in the list of extensions.
  3. Click on the 3 dots (⠇) menu on the right of AdBlock.
  4. In the menu that opens, under Pause on this site, select Once or Always.
  5. For easy access, the extension can be pinned to the address bar by using the pin button next to the extension.

Steps to disable Adblock Plus on Chrome for a particular page

  1. Click on the Extensions button (The puzzle icon) next to the address bar on the top right to open the list of installed extensions.
  2. Look for Adblock Plus – free ad blocker in the list of extensions.
  3. Click on the pin button that appears right next to the extension. You’ll now see a new icon with text “ABP” on your browser’s toolbar.
  4. Click on the ABP button and toggle the This page control to toggle ads on or off on the current page.
  5. To allow ads on the website irrespective of what page of the website you are on, use the This website toggle.

Steps to completely remove AdBlock or Adblock Plus from your browser

  1. Click on the Extensions button (The puzzle icon) next to the address bar on the top right to open the list of installed extensions.
  2. Look for Adblock Plus – free ad blocker or AdBlock — best ad blocker in the list of extensions.
  3. Click on the 3 dots (⠇) menu on the right of the extension.
  4. Click on Remove from Chrome…
  5. In the popup that appears, click on Remove button to completely remove the extension from your browser.

How to disable adblock on Safari

Apple Safari is a web browser available by default on the Mac operating system and has a market share of 15%. This makes it the second most used browser for internet surfing.

Apple Safari has an inbuilt ad blocker that blocks intrusive and harmful ads. In addition to this inbuilt adblock functionality, there are third party extensions on the Mac App Store that help you block/unblock ads on websites. The most installed adblock app as of today is the Adblock for Safari app. Let us look at the steps to disable the inbuilt adblock and also the third party extension, Adblock for Safari.

Steps to disable adblock (inbuilt) on Safari

For Desktop

  1. Open Preferences in the Safari menu on the menu bar of your Safari browser.
  2. On the left of the Preferences window, look for Websites section.
  3. Select Content Blockers on the left.
  4. Toggle the ad blocker on or off for the website you want.
  5. If you want to disable content blockers for a website you are on, go to Safari>Settings for this website and toggle the Enable Content Blockers setting to enable/disable content blockers.

For iPhone/iPad

  1. Open your device’s Settings.
  2. Scroll and find Safari from the list and open it.
  3. Look for Content Blockers under the General section.
  4. Toggle the ad blocker to turn on/off the adblocker.

Steps to disable Adblock for Safari app

  1. Open Preferences in the Safari menu on the menu bar of your Safari browser.
  2. On the left of the Preferences window, look for Extensions section.
  3. In the list, check the box next to AdBlock Icon to show the icon on the browser’s toolbar.
  4. Now, to disable ads on the website you are on, click on the AdBlock Icon on the toolbar and use the Allow ads on this page toggle to disable adblocker on the page.
  5. If you want to pause the adblocker for sometime while your are browsing, use the Pause button to disable the adblocker until you enable it back again.

How to disable adblock on Firefox

Firefox has a desktop market presence of around 9% and is the third most used web browser.
Adblock Plus, AdBlocker Ultimate and uBlock Origin are the most used ad blocking add-ons on Firefox.

Steps to disable AdBlock Plus on Firefox

  1. Look for a red icon with text ABP on your browser’s toolbar, next to the address bar.
  2. Click on the button to open a popup.
  3. Use the On this page toggle to disable/enable ads on that particular page.
  4. Optionally, you can use the On this website to disable adblock or enable it on the whole website.

Steps to disable AdBlocker Ultimate on Firefox

  1. Look for a red icon with a lock symbol on your browser’s toolbar, next to the address bar.
  2. Click on the button to open a popup.
  3. Use the Enabled on this site toggle to disable/enable ads on the website you are currently on.

Steps to disable uBlock Origin on Firefox

  1. Look for the uBlock Origin icon ( a maroon icon with the text UO on it) on your browser’s toolbar, next to the address bar.
  2. Click on the button to open the extension settings popup.
  3. Use the giant power button on the top to disable the blocker.
  4. After clicking on the power button, you will see a Refresh button appear on the right. Click on it to refresh the page to see ads get displayed.

Steps to completely remove adblock from Firefox

  1. Click on the 3 dots (⠇) menu on the top right of your browser window.
  2. Click on Addons button. Instead of this, you can directly type the combinations keys Ctrl + Shift + A. This opens the Addons manager in a new tab.
  3. Look for the extension (AdBlocker Ultimate, Adblock Plus or uBlock Origin) you want to remove and click on the 3 dots (⠇) menu button.
  4. Click on Remove and click on the Remove button on the subsequent popup that appears.

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