Apple to block Flash, Java, QuickTime and Silverlight by default in Safari 10

Also Apple will start to block Adobe Flash by default on its desktop Safari browser. The change will come with Safari 10 which will be released part of the upcoming macOS Sierra update. The browser will always prefer HTML5 over Flash.


Some sites don’t work without Flash and on those sites Safari will ask for permission to enable Flash. Users can select to allow Flash for once or forever. Currently Google and Mozilla do or plan to do the same in their respectively Chrome and Firefox browser.

Flash isn’t the only plugin that will be banned by Apple. Also Java, Quicktime and Silverlight will get the same treatment.


Apple will release Safari 10 coming autumn together with the latest version of OS X that is now rebranded to macOS.