How to Enable / Disable Firewall in macOS Ventura

Uzair Ghani
Learn to enable or disable firewall in macOS Ventura.

We will show you how you can enable or disable the firewall feature in macOS Ventura. It's easy and it only takes a minute to get used to it.

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With macOS Ventura, Apple has really gone a mile ahead with changes to how System Preferences looks and feels. Now it's called System Settings, and it looks more like its iPadOS counterpart, which is a good thing, especially if you're well invested in the Apple ecosystem.

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If you're wondering how can you enable or disable firewall in macOS Ventura for an added layer of security, then here's how you do it.

Enable or Disable Firewall

Step 1. Launch System Settings by clicking on the Apple menu in the menu bar.

Step 2. On the left hand side, click on Network. You'll find it right under Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Step 3. Now click on Firewall.

Step 4. Click on the toggle switch to turn it on as shown in the screenshot below.

While a firewall is a great way to block incoming connections and keep you safe online or from network related attacks, do keep in mind that some services might stop working altogether. For example, file sharing features might not work, and in some cases your favorite torrent clients might refuse to work and so on.

If you find yourself in coffee shops and outdoor locations a lot, or happen to use public Wi-Fi connections more than you should, then enabling firewall is a very good idea.

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