In this step-by-step guide, learn how to enable Adobe Flash Player in the Safari web browser.

Check Safari version on your Mac

Before you start, check the version of Safari running on your Mac. To display the version number, choose Safari > About Safari.

If your Safari version is 10.0 or later, follow the steps in For Safari 10.0 and above.

If your Safari version is earlier than 10.0, follow the steps for your Mac OS version:

For Safari 10.0 and above

  1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

    Setting Safari preferences
    Setting Safari preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. Click the Security tab. Ensure that Enable JavaScript and Allow Plug-ins are selected. Click Plug-in Settings.

    Safari 10.0
    Safari 10.0 Security settings

  3. Select Adobe Flash Player.

    From the When visiting other websites menu, choose On, and then click Done.

  4. For each website appearing in Currently Open Websites, choose On in the menu on the right. 

For Mac OS X 10.8 and above

  1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

    Choose Safari > Preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. Click the Security tab. Ensure that Enable JavaScript and Allow Plug-ins are selected. Click Manage Website Settings.

    Security settings
    Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 Security settings

    Security settings
    Mac OS X 10.10 Security settings

  3. Select Adobe Flash Player.

    From the When visiting other websites menu, choose Allow.

    Choose Adobe Flash Player

For Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences.

    Choose Safari > Preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. In the Security tab, make sure that Allow Java and Allow All Other Plug-ins are enabled.

    Security settings
    Plug-ins and JavaScript are enabled.

  3. Close the Preferences window.

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