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 available.
My father is not very tech-savvy. He doesn’t keep up with the latest updates either. Since the latest updates of the Safari on Mac carries a lot of new and enhanced features, I had to teach him how to update Safari.
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 on how to update Safari browser in macOS:
- Open System Preferences… under Apple .
- Select the Software Update program from the list.
- Click on the More info… link.
- Select the checkbox against the Safari browser to install updates.
- Hit on the command button.
- The download will begin, and Safari update installation finishes automatically
Once the update is installed, you will be able to see all the latest features added to Safari. This can also solve many other issues running on your mac PC such as lagging, video not playing, etc. That’s it. The Safari is now up to date with the latest improvements, security, and features. All thanks to the Safari update.
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. 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, 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 the mac devices, your Safari browser will get updated automatically. However, I taught my father how to update Safari on Mac so that he keeps up with the latest features and trends.
Let me know if you’re facing any challenges in updating Safari on your Mac in the comments below. What is your preferred browser on the macOS? Have you thought of using Safari alternatives?
Is there any option to automatically install the new update on the Safari browser?
Yes, you can set up the automatic software update on your Safari browser.
How can I update my Safari Browser?
Open system preference from the menu by clicking on the apple icon. Now, you will see an option “system update”. Click the option from where you can update the browser.
Do my Safari browser automatically update if I install the latest macOS updates?
Yes, on the mac devices, as soon as you update the software, your Safari browser also gets updated.