How to Update Safari Browser on MacBook and Computer?

Learn how to update Safari on macOS notebooks and desktops machines. The Safari comes pre-installed on all Apple devices. The updates are intermittent.

The Safari is a pre-installed web browser program for every Apple device. The updates generally include new features, security & compatibility improvements, and user privacy enhancements. Hence, it’s recommended to update the Safari browser as soon as the upgrades are made available.

Unfortunately, the Safari updates are discontinued for other operating systems like Windows OS. Nevertheless, there are great alternatives like Google Chrome, Firefox Quantum, and even Microsoft Edge browser.

In this article, we are going to learn how to update Safari on Mac notebooks and desktops to the latest available version.

Steps to Update Safari Browser

The Safari browser updates are released in the Software Update program along with major and minor macOS upgrades. You can manually check for new updates and install them if required.

You can also set up the automatic software update for Safari on Mac.

Follow these steps to update safari browser in macOS:

  1. Open System Preferences… under Apple apple logo
    Apple macOS System Preferences
  2. Select Software Update program from the list
    Apple System Preferences > Software Update macOS
  3. Click on More info… link
    Software Update More Info Link
  4. Select the checkbox against the Safari browser to install updates
    Safari update is available for your Mac
  5. Hit on [Install Now] command button
  6. The download will begin, and Safari update installation finishes automatically
    Downloading new updates - Mac Software Update

That’s it. The Safari is now up to date with the latest improvements, security, and features.

How to Update Safari without Upgrading macOS?

Safari Browser Update Frequency

The update frequency of the Safari browser for notebooks and desktop machines is quite low compared to other browsers.

Major upgrades are released along with the macOS annual upgrades (Mojave – >> Catalina). Whereas minor upgrades are released randomly once or twice in a quarter. However, if there are any security upgrades and patch fixes, the updates are immediately released.

In my experience, overall the upgrades are very slow yet powerful. And major upgrades are only released along with operating system upgrades.

Let me know if you’re facing any challenges to update Safari on your Mac.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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