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Proxy settings for Safari and MacOS. Enabling and disabling

To secure the process of using the Safari browser on the macOS, you need to connect an individual proxy server. It will help to hide your valid personal data. Also, a proxy for Mac OS will open access to blocked sites and even speed up the connection by caching data. Below we will talk in detail about how proxy configuration for Safari is performed correctly.

Clearing cache in Safari to configure proxies on MacOS

Before the main proxy configuration, it is important to clear the cache first. This will help increase the anonymity of the user due to the fact that it will not be possible to track his previous history in the browser.

To clear the cache in Safari, follow these 5 steps:

  1. Launch a browser.
  2. Go to the "History" section in the top menu.

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  3. Select the "Clear History ..." action.

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  4. Set the time interval to "All time."
  5. Confirm the action by clicking “Clear Log”.


Also, learn how to configure proxies on iOS to use your iPhone or iPad anonymously.

How to configure a proxy server in Safari on MacOS

To configure proxies in Safari on MacBook or desktop computer on the basis of macOS, follow these instructions:

  1. Launch Safari and click on the main menu.
  2. Go to "Preferences".


  3. Go to "Advanced."


  4. Click the “Change Settings” parameter (the button is located next to the “Proxies” parameter.

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  5. The browser will automatically redirect you to the system settings (section "Network"), where you need to select the network service to use from the list. For example, Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  6. Click on the "Advanced ..." button.


  7. Go to the "Proxy" section.

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  8. Select the protocol to configure.
  9. Enter the data of your Safari proxy (IP address, port, authorization data, if a password is provided for using the server).


  10. Complete the proxy settings for the MAC by clicking on the "OK" button.

Now you know how to get around blocking sites on the MAC. A proxy server is already connected to your computer.

Read also our instructions for setting up proxies in Opera.

How to disable proxies in Safari on Mac OS

To disable the proxy server in Safari on your MAC OS-based computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Launch the Safari browser.
  2. Click on the browser menu.
  3. Go to "Preferences".


  4. Go to the "Advanced" category.


  5. Click the "Change Settings" button, which is located next to the "Proxy" option.

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  6. In the "Proxies" section, uncheck the box for the configuration protocol. Safari proxy data can be deleted if you are not going to use it anymore. If you need to temporarily disable the proxy, then the IP and port of the proxy can be left. Without a checkmark next to the required protocol, proxies on Mac OS will still not work

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  7. To complete disabling proxies in Safari on Mac OS, click OK.

To reactivate the already added proxy server in Safari on MAC OS in the future, check the box next to the required protocol for configuration.

Using another browser too? Learn the correct steps to configure a proxy server in Mozilla Firefox.