How to prevent videos from playing automatically in Safari on your Mac

Safari in Mac is getting much better and better every year. Apple’s web browsing platform is now cleaner, more visually appealing, and most importantly has more features. However, Safari comes with the same old problem: The auto-playing videos.

Those videos are super annoying, not only distracting users but also slowing down the loading process. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prevent videos from auto-playing in Safari on your Mac.

In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to prevent videos from playing automatically in Safari on your Mac. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running a modern version of macOS.

How to prevent videos from playing automatically in Safari on your Mac

Step one: First off, make sure that you are not running Safari on your Mac (If you have not already done so)

Step two: Once you are done, open Finder on your Mac, select Applications or Utilities and then hit Terminal

Step three: When you are in, enter the following command: defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1 and then click on the Return key to proceed

Step four: Open Safari on your Mac and then click on Debug from the Apple menu. After that, navigate to Media Flags and select Disallow Inline Video

That’s it! From now on, videos will no longer play automatically in Safari on your Mac. If you change your mind, repeat the above process and hit Disallow Inline Video again.

How to prevent websites from tracking you in Safari

Websites keep track of what you do online in attempt to show related contents or ads that you may want to see. While this is a great feature, one major drawback is the issue of privacy.

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on Safari

Step two: Now just simply turn on the switch for Ask Websites Not To Track Me.

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