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:
- Open System Preferences… under Apple
- Select Software Update program from the list
- Click on More info… link
- Select the checkbox against the Safari browser to install updates
- Hit on [Install Now] command button
- The download will begin, and Safari update installation finishes automatically
That’s it. The Safari is now up to date with the latest improvements, security, and features.
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.
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