How to disable Firewall in the macOS

Needs to know how to turn off macOS Firewall? Checkout this step-by-step guide to Disable The Firewall In macOS.

Written By Lorenzo Vincent

Updated at October 11th, 2023

By retesting the VPN service with different servers and protocols, you can rule out any potential problems with the firewall. If the VPN service works without any issues, then you know that the firewall is likely the issue and a reconfiguration or replacement will be the appropriate fix.

  • From System Preferences go to the Security & Privacy section.

  • On the Firewall tab, click¬†Lock icon on the left bottom to enable changes.

  • You will be asked for your macOS admin account password. Unlock it to continue.

  • Now click the Turn Off Firewall button to disable your system's firewall.

That's all, the internal firewall of macOS is now disabled.