Running Tor on MacOS¶
First, you need to install the Tor proxy service to your system. This will require opening your Terminal.
To open your terminal, hold the command key ⌘ + spacebar. Spotlight Search will appear. Start typing “terminal” and select the program called Terminal.
Paste in the following commands and hit <Enter>.
which brew || /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" brew install tor brew services start tor
When this completes, you should see something like:
==> Successfully started `tor` (label: homebrew.mxcl.tor)
If you notice issues connecting to Tor websites, try restarting the Tor service. Open the terminal and run:
brew services restart tor
After running this command, you should see something like:
Stopping `tor`... (might take a while) ==> Successfully stopped `tor` (label: homebrew.mxcl.tor) ==> Successfully started `tor` (label: homebrew.mxcl.tor)
That’s it! Your Mac is now setup to natively use Tor.