We stand with Ukraine to help keep people safe. Join us
Apple Safari
Apple Safari
3.5
0.0
HomeBrowsingApple Safari
Apple Safari free download for Mac

Apple Safari

Version 17.3

Apple's Web browser.

3.5
Based on 420 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
Absolutely Free

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 17.3

Updated on Jan 25 2024

CSS (Resolved issues)
  • Fixed nested @supports queries with declarations. (113652033)
  • Fixed the caret color on iOS following an explicitly-set CSS color attribute. (118401826)
Loading (Resolved issues)
  • Fixed cookies not always working as expected with Samesite=Lax. (119362503)
  • Fixed an issue causing sign in to fail on Delta.com. (120431796)
Media (Resolved issues)
  • Fixed to not loop if current time or duration is zero. (118902468)
  • Fixed in-band captions wrapping unnecessarily. (119138261)
Privacy (Resolved issues)
  • Fixed unauthenticated cross-site Fetch requests to not use the global HSTS cache. (119047103)
Web Animations (Resolved issues)
  • Fixed: Prevent scheduling for an effect targeting an element with display: none. (119191813)

Information

License

Free

Size

146.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.apple.com/safari/

Downloads

997050

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12.3 or later

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.
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about Apple Safari. All reviews will be posted soon.

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

Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment

MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0

(0 Reviews of )

There are no reviews yet
  • Comments

  • User Ratings

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?
rardin
rardin
Sep 13 2022
16
0.0
Sep 13 2022
0.0
Version: 16
installer for Catalina: no longer supported; installer package for Big Sur: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/36/21/012-49080-A_0VBZAOMC11/0t3wyy85b3mfood9uezv4uq6ria5dv7b22/Safari16.0BigSurAuto.pkg; installer package for Monterey: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/49/34/012-49737-A_TV65K25K9P/dsiabz7qsxmiou7oyqkriliuc0yx5tctlm/Safari16.0MontereyAuto.pkg
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 13 2022
15.6.1
1.0
Sep 13 2022
1.0
Version: 15.6.1
Safari v16.0 is out. I wish I could say was much of an improvement. But I've given up on Safari for all but obscure purposes. Oh, Apple. So sad.
mhasman
mhasman
Aug 23 2022
15.6.1
0.0
Aug 23 2022
0.0
Version: 15.6.1
Safari 15.6.1 for Big Sur: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/40/13/012-57330-A_1K7PZCZBI6/gyg7z5d7ay46omy3w3t5vytz97ji03gvmk/Safari15.6.1BigSurAuto.pkg
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Jul 22 2022
15.6
1.0
Jul 22 2022
1.0
Version: 15.6
I wonder why Apple offers old stuff. Old system software, ancient applications... I like the new – old stuff is for antique shops. Now, Safari is on 16.0.
Suricate15
Suricate15
Oct 2 2021
15.0
0.0
Oct 2 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0
Hello all, what is also really annoying is that Apple oblige people to upgrade to version 15 (those who still use v14 will see it in upgrade panel / Configuration) and it's impossible to remove this bad Safari version from your system. You'll notified all day long to upgrade.. Unbearable attitude from Apple. There are a lot of big bugs in Safari 15, this application seems to be in alpha version..! Apple is joking with users.
Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
Sep 22 2021
15.0
0.0
Sep 22 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0
What did they do to this browser!? It is unusable, the new design is completely non-intuitive, insufficient ram issues with a lot of web pages which has been a problem for years now... I give up, I can no longer use this browser and will be switching to something else.
Unblocktheplanet
Unblocktheplanet
Sep 22 2021
15.0
0.0
Sep 22 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0
Do NOT make the mistake I did & ca NOT undo! If you are running an older MacOS (I like 10.13.6), this installer will install the new Safari for you perfectly. EXCEPT it WON'T run. This means Safari is lost FOREVER until you do a clean system reinstall NOT MacOS Recovery. My workaround copied the old Safari from Time Machine. Apple, in its wisdom, does not permit backward-compatibility so it cannot replace the new NOT-WORKING Safari in the Applications folder. Put it anywhere else. It will work 7 remember all your settings, history & bookmark. Apple could easily solve this by blocking the installation on older systems. What a FAIL!
macindigo
macindigo
Sep 21 2021
15.0
0.0
Sep 21 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0
Is this another Apple one-way street without the capability to revert to Safari 14? Interesting that MacUpdate shows some Safari Preferences screenshots but not the one to set Safari 15 Tabs to the previous style.
rardin
rardin
Sep 21 2021
14.1.2
0.0
Sep 21 2021
0.0
Version: 14.1.2
The redesigned Safari 15.0 is out for Catalina and Big Sur. I don't believe Apple has made a downloadable package available for Big Sur, but the package for Catalina can be found here: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/15/01/002-02859-A_TFTOEP7KTW/c962h7kwercno4bxxaql4o2g03y80pefij/Safari15.0CatalinaAuto.pkg
Andreasuk
Andreasuk
Jul 20 2021
14.1.1
0.0
Jul 20 2021
0.0
Version: 14.1.1
Safari v14.1.2: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/44/05/071-47373-A_9A3CD8EVNY/jpiompzkddnter5tm1094w57tg63ok0axz/Safari14.1.2MojaveAuto.pkg http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/46/17/071-40187-A_J8Y2FGUB4F/e7fribz1mwzdljlm1w8q60n7dbn0nwoa9a/Safari14.1.2CatalinaAuto.pkg
rardin
rardin
Apr 28 2021
14.0.2
0.0
Apr 28 2021
0.0
Version: 14.0.2
Safari 14.1 updates are available from Apple for Mojave: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/36/06/071-02600-A_V0GH526IV1/1cn8scgv7ujlqsglord2zkdyy3ho2ebunz/Safari14.1MojaveAuto.pkg and Catalina: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/62/62/071-00728-A_5SWQUDK0WB/jyq47oimzangibo4lmyevte0ezlrg8w8s9/Safari14.1CatalinaAuto.pkg
caugustb
caugustb
Mar 31 2021
14.0.2
5.0
Mar 31 2021
5.0
Version: 14.0.2
Excellent app!
caugustb
caugustb
Mar 31 2021
14.0.2
5.0
Mar 31 2021
5.0
Version: 14.0.2
How can I get the Safari icon to stay on my iPad? Safari is great!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 14 2021
14.0.2
1.0
Feb 14 2021
1.0
Version: 14.0.2
Actually, v14.0.3 is the current version. - - And now for my diatribe: Apple literally destroyed my interest in using Safari thanks to them destroying its available EXTENSIONS. This insanity started with version 13, which Apple rapidly replace with version 14. With this revision, Apple marketing promised the meagre list of available EXTENSIONS would increase, that it would be easier for older EXTENSIONS to be revised to work with Safari 14. Instead, the list of available EXTENSIONS shrank even further, making the Safari experience even worse. SO I GAVE UP on Safari. I moved entirely over to BRAVE. I also keep FireFox and iCab around. I have ALL the EXTENSIONS I enjoy along with the profound services they provide. My favorite? uBlock Origin. It's developer gave up on Safari as well and will not be developing for it ever again. I don't blame him at all. LOUSY LAZY JOB APPLE! :-P
Andreasuk
Andreasuk
Dec 17 2020
14.0.2
0.0
Dec 17 2020
0.0
Version: 14.0.2
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/63/30/001-56838-A_7SXU0G9D7J/ur3ns88csh3uz4jcb6olzmu8fc6skl098y/Safari14.0.2CatalinaAuto.pkg http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/35/10/001-55939-A_5C6C05U1VW/djn0z87dja2oivnzuc4raqehgjeisxv2k9/Safari14.0.2MojaveAuto.pkg
David-Losada-Soler
David-Losada-Soler
Dec 17 2020
14.0.2
1.0
Dec 17 2020
1.0
Version: 14.0.2
Safari 14.0.2 still has the bug introduced in Safari 14.0.1 that makes unusable the buttons to upload files through the browser in Mojave. affects only Safari, only on Mojave 10.14.6 and with any site: from government sites to attaching files to a gmail message. Apple quality at its best.
plocke9
plocke9
Dec 1 2020
14.0.1
1.0
Dec 1 2020
1.0
Version: 14.0.1
The new Maps App sucks on the new Safari update. Worst design ever NOT as simple as it was do techs thinks because it's more difficult it's better (NOT)!!!
mitchglue
mitchglue
Apr 14 2024
17.3
1.0
Apr 14 2024
1.0
Version: 17.3
strangedoer0k
strangedoer0k
Feb 2 2024
17.3
5.0
Feb 2 2024
5.0
Version: 17.3
carb
carb
Dec 2 2023
17.1.2
1.0
Dec 2 2023
1.0
Version: 17.1.2
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
shca
shca
Sep 23 2023
16.5.1
1.0
Sep 23 2023
1.0
Version: 16.5.1
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
Free
Absolutely Free
How would you rate Apple Safari?
Similar apps
Firefox
Fast, safe Web browser.
Is this app is similar to Firefox? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
17
Upvotes
8
Total score
-9
Downvotes
Tor Browser
Anonymize Web browsing and more.
Is this app is similar to Tor Browser? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
9
Upvotes
6
Total score
-3
Downvotes
OmniWeb
Web browser with Safari engine and many enhanced features; now free.
Is this app is similar to OmniWeb? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
1
Upvotes
0
Total score
-1
Downvotes
Cookie
Protect your online privacy.
Is this app is similar to Cookie? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
1
Upvotes
0
Total score
-1
Downvotes
Cookie Stumbler
Scan for ad and tracking cookies.
Is this app is similar to Cookie Stumbler? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
0
Total score
0
Downvotes