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How to Update Safari Browser on Mac Computer

Safari updates bring new features, speed improvements, and security enhancements. It updates automatically on Mac devices, but you can also manually check for updates in the App Store. Keeping Safari up to date ensures that you have the latest security protections and access to the newest features and improvements.

Update Apple Safari browser to latest version

Safari is a pre-installed web browser program for every Apple device. The updates generally include new features, security, compatibility, and user privacy enhancements. Hence, updating the Safari browser as soon as the upgrades are available is recommended.

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

This article will teach us how to update Safari on Mac notebooks and desktops to the latest version.

Update Safari Browser

The Safari browser updates and significant and minor macOS upgrades are released in the Software Update program. 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 on how to update the Safari browser in macOS:

  1. Open System Preferences/Settings under Apple apple logo from menubar.
    Apple macOS System Preferences
  2. Select the Software Update program from the list.
    Software Update More Info Link
  3. Select the checkbox against the Safari browser to install updates.
    Safari update is available for your Mac
  4. Hit on the InstallNow command button.
  5. The download will begin, and the Safari update installation will finish automatically
    Downloading new updates - Mac Software Update

Once the update is installed, you can see all the latest features added to Safari. This can also solve many other issues on your Mac PC, such as lagging, video not playing, etc. That’s it. Safari is now updated with the latest improvements, security, and features—all thanks to the Safari update.

Video Demo

Here is the video demo of updating the Apple Safari browser without upgrading the operating system.

How to Update Safari without Upgrading macOS?

I hope you liked the video.

Safari Browser Update Frequency

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

Major upgrades are released along with the macOS annual upgrades. At the same time, 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, the upgrades are very slow yet powerful. And major upgrades are only released along with operating system upgrades. Also, wherever you install the new software updates on Mac devices, your Safari browser will get updated automatically.

What is your preferred browser on the macOS? Have you thought of using Safari alternatives on Mac?


How to update Safari on Mac?

The Safari browser updates are released alongside the system updates. You can check the ‘Software Updates’ window in System Settings > General tab for your Safari’s latest updates.

How to Update Safari on Old Mac?

The Safari updates are part of system updates that can be discontinued after a few years. Apple typically provides software updates several years after its release (6 to 8 years). However, suppose the device is completely outdated and no longer receiving any updates. In that case, it’s impossible to update the Safari browser because the latest iteration of the update may technically not be compatible with the old hardware architecture.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical; however, his passion for technology and gadgets has made him a digital & tech geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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