Have you ever come across a pop-up notification on your browser saying “www.abcd.com wants to know your location: Allow / Block?”
If you’re tired of answering those annoying browser pop-ups every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can turn the notifications off forever in a few simple clicks in every major browser.
On most of the websites, you’ll see a popup asking you the website wants to show notifications on your system. Scroll down to know how and where to select the appropriate settings in various browsers such as – Chrome (PC/Laptop/Desktop and Android), Firefox, Opera, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari (Laptop/PC and iOS).
We at Trending Tips and Tricks have come up with few simple steps on how to stop websites from asking to send notifications:
Select Settings > Advanced (scroll down) > Content settings.
From Chrome’s content settings you can click into ‘Location’ and ‘Notifications’ options separately to disable each. This will block the browser prompts forever while also preventing websites from knowing your location and sending you notifications.
Google Chrome for Android Devices
You can see the same settings exists on the mobile version of Google Chrome on all most all Android devices. Although there exist few changes unlike browser we’d perform on PC/Desktops, if any of the websites annoy you with such kind of pop-ups, then you can always disable them on a per-site basis.
On the Chrome browser, select the menu button placed on the top right corner then select Settings option. Under Settings, select Advanced > Site settings. There you will find some discrete settings for both Notifications and Location, the default is set to “Ask first,” you can set to “Block” which will stop website to prompt you for either.
In the address bar of the Firefox browser, type “about: config” and hit Enter. Accept the risk when prompted.
If you made it safely then, again use the search bar to find the following entries: dom.webnotifications.enabled and geo.enabled.
Double-clicking on each entry will set their values to false, which is what you want to do if you’re trying to stop the pop-ups.
Select Settings and then select the Websites option.
Location and Notification options can be seen.
You can see three other options on each of the Location and Notifications options. Under the Locations tab, select ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’ and ‘Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications’ options under the Notifications tab.
And it’s done!
Open IE’s dropdown menu, go to Internet options, select the Privacy tab.
In the privacy tab, uncheck ‘never allow websites to request your physical location’ and then click into “Settings” for the option to uncheck notifications from when a pop-up is blocked (this isn’t the same as the notifications blocked in other browsers but nonetheless noteworthy).
Microsoft Edge Browser
If you’re a fan of Microsoft Edge browser, then below-mentioned are to steps to stop browser prompts from asking to show Notification or Location.
Open Windows 10’s Settings (search ‘settings’ by clicking on Start button), then go to Privacy option and then select Location option.
Scroll down to ‘Choose apps that can use your location’ and you can customize the settings for Microsoft Edge along with other applications. Note that disabling ‘Location service’ on the top of the same page will block all apps from using your location.
Open Edge’s settings menu, go to View advanced settings and select Notifications options.
Websites that show notifications will be listed in this section so you can customize which ones are able to send them. Likewise, from the privacy settings in the Windows 10 menu, the notifications section will let you block them from all applications.
Apple Safari (MacOS)
If you’re one of the Mac OS users, then Safari is the default browser for Mac OSX users. Click on Safari, select Preferences, then go the Websites option. On the left-hand side menu, you will find Notifications and Locations options to choose from.
On the Notifications options, uncheck the option “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.” to stop websites from asking to send notifications on safari.
On Location, you will find per website settings based on the currently opened tabs. But to deny location to all websites, on the bottom right corner you need to select “When visiting other websites:” select Deny.
Safari (iPhone /iOS)
For iPhone users, location settings are more strictly managed by the operating system. Go to Settings, select the Privacy option and then select Location Services. Find the setting for Safari Websites and set it to “Never.” to stop websites from asking to send notifications or location.
If you ever change your mind in the future, you can always go back into your web browser’s settings and enable web notifications anytime. Hope this article helps you to turn off those pesky notification and location requests in your browser.