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Apple Safari for Mac

Apple's Web browser.

Free
In English
Version 17.5
3.5
Based on 414 user rates

Apple Safari overview

Apple Safari is Apple's web browser that comes bundled with the most recent macOS. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, so sites are more responsive and your notebook battery lasts longer between charges. Built-in privacy features are stronger than ever. It works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices. And it gives you great ways to find and share your favorites. Put it all together, and no other browser offers such a rich web experience.

Safari for Mac has a condensed and minimalistic interface that offers mac users faster, private browsing with fewer interruptions and extended battery life.

When you download Safari for Mac you will get enhanced protection against invasive malicious software and customizable private browsing options to protect your information.

While browsing privately in Safari, pages that you visit in private mode will not appear in your browsing history list.

The Safari browser uses fewer system resources and allows extended browsing times while iCloud allows you to sync all your web activity seamlessly across devices.

A vast library of extensions available to enhance usability and productivity in the workplace or at home.

How to Update Safari on a Mac?

  • Open "System Preferences" and click on the "Software Update" icon.
  • If you have an update available it will list the version of macOS that you will be updating too, and what is going to change.
  • To start the update there will be an "Update" button.

Note: this is on macOS Catalina as older versions require that you use the "App Store" to update Safari.

Safari Features

  • Intelligent Tracking Prevention - enhanced privacy protection
  • Reader mode - read without ads and other distractions
  • Safari App Extensions - to customize the browsing experience on macOS
  • Web Inspector - create custom audits with the new audit tab for running tests against web content
  • Use iCloud to sync seamlessly across all your devices
  • Browse Desktop sites with Ipad or iPhone
  • Enhanced support for the most popular productivity websites
  • Dark mode support for websites
  • Enhanced password protection
  • Sign in With Apple account to Safari now supported
  • New Changes sidebar in the Elements tab
  • Added the Device Settings menu
  • New Security tab in the resources view
  • Safari Developer Tools
  • Pay with Apple Pay
  • Customizable RSS feeds

Compatibility

The default browser for Apple devices and there are no official versions of Safari for other devices. Apple no longer supports Mac OS 10.14 for Macbooks older than 2012.

Known Issues

  • No support for WebSQL
  • No support for Legacy Safari Extensions
  • Can't update Safari on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier
  • no support for windows
  • Poor support for new web technologies and open source formats

What’s new in version 17.5

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the proximity calculation for implicit @scope. (124640124)
  • Fixed the Grid track sizing algorithm logical height computation avoid unnecessary grid item updates. (124713418)
  • Fixed any @scope limit making the element out of scope. (124956673)

Full list of changes available here

FAQ

How do I install Safari on my Mac?
Make sure your Mac can run OS X 10.6 and has at least 1 GB RAM. Go to the official Safari homepage and allow the site to auto-detect the best option for your Mac.
How to update Safari on Mac?
Go to the Mac's App Store, click on Update, make sure the update button next to "Safari" is selected. You can enable automatic updates on the same page.
How to reset Safari on Mac?
You will need to manually reset Safari as Apple has removed the one-click reset feature. You will need to:
  • Launch Safari
  • Clear History
  • Clear cache
  • Remove extension
  • Turn off plugins within Safari
  • Delete plugins
  • Your browser will be restored to its factory settings.
Be aware that this process will remove extensions and auto-fill data. Resetting the Safari browser is a lengthy procedure, and it works differently for iPhone and iPad. If this seems a little tedious, some tools help you to reset browsers with one click.
How to make Safari your default browser on Mac?
  • Launch Safari and click on the menu
  • Select the "Preferences" option.
  • Go to the "General" tab.
  • Select the default browser to use.
  • Close Preferences.
  • Quit Safari.
How to clear Safari cache on Mac?
Select the Develop drop-down menu. Click Empty Cache.
What is the latest version of the Safari browser for Mac?
The latest version of Apple Safari is 13.0.1.

Apple Safari for Mac

Free
In English
Version 17.5
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What customer like

User Experience
Security
Performance

What needs improvements

Support
Social media integration
Regular updates

Apple Safari qualities

Value
4.3
Ease of use
3.7
Features
3.7
Reliability
3.7
Customer support
3.7

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3.5

(964 Reviews of Apple Safari)

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rardin
rardin
May 14 2024
17.4.1
0.0
May 14 2024
0.0
Version: 17.4.1
Apple released Safari 17.5 yesterday (see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT214103). The update is included with macOS Sonoma 14.5, but standalone updates for macOS Monterey and Ventura are available from https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/62/35/052-09275-A_9GJLP5ERYO/bn3yyowf9ulxzdfmu7ia1ihnh7at3rw2s1/Safari17.5MontereyAuto.pkg and https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/20/22/052-69114-A_HXAGLW506N/2eosf2mygag5y38grze3znqgmnss0bbpdd/Safari17.5VenturaAuto.pkg, respectively.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 11 2024
17.3
1.0
May 11 2024
1.0
Version: 17.3
v17.4.1 is out. It was part of macOS v14.4.1. 17.4 had a pile of patches I'll skip here. 17.4.1 patched two security holes: "• CoreMedia - Impact: Processing an image may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2024-1580: Nick Galloway of Google Project Zero • WebRTC - Impact: Processing an image may lead to arbitrary code execution Description: An out-of-bounds write issue was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2024-1580: Nick Galloway of Google Project Zero"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 7 2023
17.1
1.0
Nov 7 2023
1.0
Version: 17.1
The FAQ above is WAY out-of-date! If you want the latest Safari, don't go on the Mac App Store. Go into System Settings and type in "Software Update". When Apple feels like it, you'll find any new Safari version listed somewhere in the interface, likely under "More Info...". v17.1 is NOT just for macOS 14 Sonoma.
scion777-1
scion777-1
Sep 23 2023
16.5.1
0.0
Sep 23 2023
0.0
Version: 16.5.1
direct link for Safari 16.6.1 ? thanks
cfairlamb1
cfairlamb1
Nov 29 2022
16
0.0
Nov 29 2022
0.0
Version: 16
It used to work well but since latest update it is awful . Hanging on some websites and not loading pages occasionally ; photos on webpages sometimes not loading , Google Maps [satellite doesnt work and sometimes search but if you quit safari and clear chances it does ] Maps works fine on Google Chrome . Virtually every time I usSafari now have to keep quitiitn and clearing the cache -it works for a while and then the troubles street all over again . I cant of course reinstall safari [ if my copy is corrupted ] without doing whole OS reinstall NO. In nay case I suspect a bug . Not good .Moving to another bowers now annoyingly .What has gone wrong at Apple?
strangedoer0k
strangedoer0k
Feb 2 2024
17.3
5.0
Feb 2 2024
5.0
Version: 17.3
distreszed
distreszed
Nov 7 2023
17.1
2.0
Nov 7 2023
2.0
Version: 17.1
Johnny-K
Johnny-K
Oct 1 2023
17
1.0
Oct 1 2023
1.0
Version: 17
vanesbernie
vanesbernie
Sep 23 2023
16.5.1
5.0
Sep 23 2023
5.0
Version: 16.5.1
unvv
unvv
Sep 18 2023
16.5.1
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 16.5.1
kom
kom
Jul 26 2023
16.5.1
4.0
Jul 26 2023
4.0
Version: 16.5.1
ribbonsvickinewoutlookcom
ribbonsvickinewoutlookcom
Feb 10 2023
16.3
5.0
Feb 10 2023
5.0
Version: 16.3
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Feb 3 2023
16.3
5.0
Feb 3 2023
5.0
Version: 16.3
acarvalholopes
acarvalholopes
Jan 25 2023
16.3
3.0
Jan 25 2023
3.0
Version: 16.3
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Jan 24 2023
16.3
5.0
Jan 24 2023
5.0
Version: 16.3
RobertAudi
RobertAudi
Sep 29 2022
16
3.0
Sep 29 2022
3.0
Version: 16
Lucy-Colangione
Lucy-Colangione
Sep 14 2022
16
5.0
Sep 14 2022
5.0
Version: 16
Palex
Palex
Jul 23 2022
15.6
5.0
Jul 23 2022
5.0
Version: 15.6
xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
15.6
3.0
Jul 23 2022
3.0
Version: 15.6
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Jul 22 2022
15.6
1.0
Jul 22 2022
1.0
Version: 15.6
nitonemd9
nitonemd9
Feb 27 2022
15.2
5.0
Feb 27 2022
5.0
Version: 15.2
eliezercardoso
eliezercardoso
Feb 17 2022
15.2
5.0
Feb 17 2022
5.0
Version: 15.2
haddoujoman
haddoujoman
Feb 7 2022
15.2
5.0
Feb 7 2022
5.0
Version: 15.2
Dr-Pramer
Dr-Pramer
Jan 6 2022
15.2
1.0
Jan 6 2022
1.0
Version: 15.2
mmac4013
mmac4013
Dec 27 2021
15.2
2.0
Dec 27 2021
2.0
Version: 15.2
zlazkow
zlazkow
Dec 17 2021
15.2
4.0
Dec 17 2021
4.0
Version: 15.2
didifri
didifri
Dec 15 2021
15.2
5.0
Dec 15 2021
5.0
Version: 15.2
Freenergy
Freenergy
Dec 8 2021
15.0
5.0
Dec 8 2021
5.0
Version: 15.0
evilinstone
evilinstone
Oct 7 2021
15.0
5.0
Oct 7 2021
5.0
Version: 15.0
amarrerosechevarria
amarrerosechevarria
Jul 21 2021
14.1.2
5.0
Jul 21 2021
5.0
Version: 14.1.2
douglasbarrett37
douglasbarrett37
May 12 2021
14.1
1.0
May 12 2021
1.0
Version: 14.1
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 14 2021
1.0
Feb 14 2021
1.0
Version: null
David-Losada-Soler
David-Losada-Soler
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Version: null
plocke9
plocke9
Dec 1 2020
1.0
Dec 1 2020
1.0
Version: null
Aapple
Aapple
Nov 27 2020
1.0
Nov 27 2020
1.0
Version: null
vitathesa44taehyung
vitathesa44taehyung
Oct 31 2020
3.0
Oct 31 2020
3.0
Version: null
Deltaman
Deltaman
Sep 20 2020
1.0
Sep 20 2020
1.0
Version: null
Albabe
Albabe
Jul 15 2020
1.0
Jul 15 2020
1.0
Version: null
shethinksfirst
shethinksfirst
Jun 22 2020
5.0
Jun 22 2020
5.0
Version: null
awilkin
awilkin
Jun 4 2020
5.0
Jun 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
jonnyKL
jonnyKL
Apr 27 2020
4.0
Apr 27 2020
4.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
nikmpetrov59
nikmpetrov59
Feb 15 2020
1.0
Feb 15 2020
1.0
Version: null
banana-joe
banana-joe
Jan 19 2020
4.0
Jan 19 2020
4.0
Version: null
gotechnocious
gotechnocious
Jan 7 2020
3.0
Jan 7 2020
3.0
Version: null