How to enable JavaScript in Safari

This guide will step you through the process of enabling JavaScript in Safari.

  1. Click the "Safari" menu, choose "Preferences"

    Make sure you have a Safari window open and active; you will see the "Safari" menu in the top left of your screen. Click it, and then click the "Preferences" item.

    Screenshot showing the location of the Safari menu - in the top left of the screen

  2. Click on the "Security" tab

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  3. Click the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox to enable or disable JavaScript

    If the checkbox has a tick symbol it means JavaScript is enabled; if the checkbox has no tick and is empty, JavaScript will not be enabled in Safari.

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  4. Close the "Preferences" window

    Click the red dot in the top left of the window to close the "Preferences" window and resume web browsing. The next time you load a webpage, your new setting will take effect.

    The Security tab is fifth from the left

  5. JavaScript is now enabled

    Congratulations, you just enabled JavaScript. Click here to confirm that JavaScript is now enabled.

Looking for guides to enable JavaScript in other web browsers?

Here are some guides for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

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