In this article you will learn:

  • What is the allow list (whitelist) and how to use it
  • How to add a site to Allow List


1Blocker provides a flexible way of disabling blocking rules for a particular site by managing custom exceptions. You can add any sites to the Allow List category so that no blocking rules are applied to them at all. Also, you can choose which blocking categories will be disabled for a specific site, partially allowing it.


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Possible Reasons for Allowing a Site:

  • you want to support the owners of the site
  • it is a site you trust, and the amount of disturbing content is not high
  • there are some side-effects possibly caused by 1Blocker


How to Add a Site to Allow List?


There are two ways of doing that: by using 1Blocker's extension in Safari or by creating a custom rule in the app.


Allowing sites via 1Blocker Safari extension


On iOS:

  1. Open the site you want to configure in Safari
  2. Open 1Blocker extension from the Share Sheet
  3. Tap "Allow Site"
  4. Tap "Disable All Blocking on This Site" or choose the categories you want to disable
  5. Tap "Save"


On macOS:

  1. Open the site you want to configure in Safari
  2. Open 1Blocker Button extension
  3. Tap "Allow Site"
  4. Activate "Turn off Blocking on This Site"
  5. Choose whether to disable all blocking rules or only some of them
  6. Tap 1Blocker Button extension once again to save the rule


Allowing Site via the 1Blocker app


On iOS:

  1. Launch 1Blocker app
  2. Go to Safari > Custom > Allow List
  3. Tap the arrow in the upper-right corner and choose "New Rule"
  4. Fill in the name (optional) and the domain without the "https://" part
  5. Choose whether to include subdomains and enable particular categories if necessary
  6. Tap "Save"


On macOS:

  1. Launch 1Blocker app
  2. Go to Custom > Allow List
  3. Press the "New Rule" button in the lower-right corner
  4. Fill in the name (optional) and the domain without the "https://" part
  5. Choose whether to include subdomains and enable particular categories if necessary
  6. Tap "Save"


A side note: the Allow List category was formerly known as the Whitelist category. The current choice of words might not sound familiar to some users, but we believe it's the right thing to use inclusive terminology.