Safari Push Notifications for Apple Mac

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple first released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in IOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

Safari push notifications are clickable messages that are sent from a website. You get them on your Mac — even when Safari isn’t running. Safari Push Notifications work just like push notifications for mobile apps. They display website icon and notification text, which users can click to go to the website.

Users visiting website using Safari, will be prompted to Subscribe to web notification. Users can subscribe by clicking on ‘Allow’ or ‘Deny’ to dismiss.
Push notification can be delivered on Mac not iphone. Notification from website don’t appear on ios.


Points to Know About Safari push notifications :

In 2008, Apple’s then head of iOS development Scott Forstall announced Apple would be setting up a centralized Push Notification Service allowing apps to respond to updates from outside services. Then Apple introduced MobileMe push internet service, allowing users to push email, calenders, contact and more to the iPhone, iPod touch, Macs & PCs.

Later on June 17, 2009 with  iOS 3.0, Apple Push Notification Service (APNs) was lauched which included badges, sounds, newsstand updates or custom text alerts. The release of IOS 5.0 included a Notification Center, adding support for receiving and reading local notification in a single place.

APNs support for local application was later added to Mac OS X API beginning of Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”). Support was later improved in OS X 10.8 (“Mountain Lion”) with the introduction of a Notification Center.

Later the release of OS X 10.9 (“Mavericks”) included Safari 7.0, which added support for accepting and receiving APNs notifications from websites that the user granted permission to.



How to manage web notifications with Safari :

  1. Double-click the Safariicon
  2. Click the Safarimenu and select Preferences. (Alternately, you can hold down the command button and type ,.
  3. Click the Notificationsbutton in Safari’s preferences
  4. Select the site you’d like to change the status of.
  5. Click the Allowor Deny button as you’d like.

You can also remove sites from the list, though if you do, Safari will ask you the next time you visit the site if to receive notifications from it.

If you don’t want Safari to ever ask you about web site notifications, uncheck Allow websites to ask permission to send push notifications.

You can also change the way the notification appear on your device, as a temporary banner that vanishes on its own or an alert that must be clicked to dismiss.


Macs running OS X Mavericks will automatically enter Do Not Disturb mode when a projector is attached or when using AirPlay Mirroring although this can be turned off to allow updates.


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