Install Adobe Flash Player from Adobe's website. Installing Adobe Flash Player on your Mac is needed because Flash is not built into Safari. Make sure you've installed the app before moving forward with this method. Locate Adobe Flash Player Install Manager on your Mac. From the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click on Go and select Utilities. If you can’t find Utilities, it also appears in the Application folder. In the Utilities folder, find and double click on the Adobe Flash Player Install Manager application. Uninstall Flash Player.

Adobe Flash Player Mac Uninstall

These instructions are NOT applicable to Flash Player included with Google Chrome. Visit the Flash Player Help page for instructions on enabling (or disabling) Flash Player in various browsers.

If you use Windows, see Uninstall Flash Player Windows.

If Flash Player is installed on your computer, the following box displays the version of Flash Player and your operating system. If Flash Player is not installed, an error message appears.

Adobe Flash Player Macbook

If your Flash Player installation was not successful, use the following solution to reinstall.

  1. Click the Apple icon and choose About This Mac.

    The Mac OS version appears in the About This Mac dialog.


2. Run the uninstaller applicable to your Mac OS version

Adobe Flash Player Mac
  • Run the uninstaller on Mac OS X 10.4 and later, including macOS

Note:

Beginning with Flash Player 11.5, uninstalling the Flash Player resets the AutoUpdateDisable and SilentAutoUpdateEnable settings in mms.cfg to their default values:

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  • AutoUpdateDisable=0
  • SilentAutoUpdateEnable=0
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If you are running the Flash Player uninstaller as part of your deployment process, redeploy any custom changes to either AutoUpdateDisable or SilentAutoUpdateEnable.

Run the uninstaller on Mac OS X 10.4 and later, including macOS

  1. Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:

    • Mac OS X, version 10.6 and later: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg
    • Mac OS X, version 10.4 and 10.5: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg

    The uninstaller is downloaded to the Downloads folder of your browser by default.

  2. In Safari, choose Window > Downloads.

    If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), click the Downloads icon displayed on the browser.

  3. To open the uninstaller, double-click it in the Downloads window.

    Note: If the Flash Player installer window does not appear, choose Go > Desktop in the Finder. Scroll down to the Devices section and click Uninstall Flash Player.

  4. To run the uninstaller, double-click the Uninstaller icon in the window. If you see a message asking if you want to open the uninstaller file, click Open.

  5. Bookmark or print this page so that you can use the rest of these instructions after you close your browser.
  6. To close all browsers, either click the browser name in the Uninstaller dialog, or close each browser manually and then click Retry.

    Note: Do not click Quit in the Uninstaller window. It stops the uninstallation process.

  7. After you close the browsers, the uninstaller continues automatically until the uninstallation is complete. When you see the message notifying you that the uninstallation succeeded, click Done.

  8. Delete the following directories:

    • <home directory>/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player
    • <home directory>/Library/Caches/Adobe/Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player Macbook

  1. Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:

    • Mac OS X, version 10.3 and earlier: uninstall_flash_player_osx_10.2.dmg (1.3 MB) (updated 05/27/08)
  2. Choose Window > Downloads to view the downloaded uninstaller.

  3. Save the uninstaller file in a convenient location.

  4. To open the uninstaller, double-click it in the Downloads window.

  5. To run the uninstaller, double-click the Uninstaller icon in the window. If requested, enter your computer user name and password and click OK.

  6. Bookmark or print this page so that you can use the rest of these instructions after you close your browser. Close all browsers and other applications that use Flash Player, including instant messaging applications, SWF files, and projectors (EXE files that play SWF files). Otherwise, the uninstaller cannot finish (even though it appears to finish).

    Once the uninstaller finishes, the window closes automatically.

You can verify that uninstallation is complete by following these steps:

  1. Open your browser and check the status of Flash Player.

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

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 11.0 or later, follow the steps in For Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, and later.
  • If your Safari version is 10.0 or later, follow the steps in For Mac OS X 10.10.

Note:

Apple Safari version 14, released for macOS in September 2020, will no longer load Adobe Flash Player or play Flash content. Please visit Apple’s Safari support for more information.

  1. Click the Websites tab and scroll down to the Plug-ins section. Locate the Adobe Flash Player entry.

  2. Select a setting to use for Flash Player when you visit other websites.

  3. You can configure Flash for individual websites (domains). Select a website listed in this window, and choose Ask, Off, or On.

  4. Exit Preferences after you finish configuring Flash Player.

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  1. 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.


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