Do you find yourself easily distracted while browsing the web? Do you want to restrict access to certain websites for yourself or others? Luckily, blocking websites on Safari is easy, whether you’re using a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore various methods to block websites on Safari, including using built-in features like Screen Time and Parental Controls, as well as third-party tools. We will also discuss how to disable website restrictions in case you change your mind.
How to Block a Website on Safari Mac
If you’re a Mac user, you can easily block websites on Safari using the Screen Time feature. Screen Time is a built-in feature that lets you set limits on app usage, set content restrictions, and manage your device usage. Here’s how to use Screen Time to block websites on Safari:
- Open System Preferences on your Mac by clicking on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and selecting System Preferences.
- Click on Screen Time, which is located in the fourth row.
- If you haven’t set up Screen Time yet, you’ll be prompted to do so. Follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.
- Once you’ve set up Screen Time, click on the Content & Privacy tab.
- Click on the ‘+’ button under the ‘Never Allow’ section.
- Enter the website URL that you want to block and click on Done.
- You can add more websites by clicking on the ‘+’ button again.
Once you’ve added a website to the Never Allow list, it won’t be accessible on Safari. You can remove a website from the list at any time by clicking on the ‘-‘ button next to it.
Keep in mind that the Screen Time feature is not foolproof, and tech-savvy users may still be able to bypass the restrictions. If you need a more robust solution, consider using third-party website blockers.
In the next sections, we will explore other methods to block websites on Safari, including how to block everything and whitelist specific sites, how to block websites with third-party blockers, and how to disable website restrictions if you change your mind.