How do I turn on Flash in Safari?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Enabling Flash in Safari is a fairly straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you:

Step 1: Open the Safari browser on your Apple device.

Step 2: Navigate to the website where you want to enable Flash. It’s important to note that starting from Safari 14, Flash is completely disabled by default, and only authorized websites can use it.

Step 3: Once you’re on the website, click on the “Safari” option in the menu bar at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 4: From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences.” This will open a new window with various settings options.

Step 5: In the Preferences window, click on the “Websites” tab at the top.

Step 6: Scroll down the left sidebar until you find the “Plug-ins” section. Underneath it, you’ll see various plug-ins listed, including Adobe Flash Player.

Step 7: Ensure that the box next to “Adobe Flash Player” is checked. This allows Safari to run Flash content on websites.

Step 8: Additionally, you can customize the behavior of Flash for specific websites. You can choose to have Flash run automatically, ask for permission each time, or block it entirely for certain websites. Simply click on the drop-down menu next to the website name and choose your preferred option.

Step 9: Once you’ve made the necessary changes, close the Preferences window.

Now, when you visit a website that requires Flash, Safari will automatically prompt you to enable it. You can then choose to allow Flash to run or continue blocking it based on your preferences.

It’s worth noting that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020, and many websites have transitioned to alternative technologies. It’s recommended to update your websites and use HTML5 or other modern standards instead of relying on Flash.

I hope this guide helps you enable Flash in Safari. Let me know if you have any further questions or need assistance with any other topic!