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How do I ensure that Safari is up-to-date on my macOS in 3 easy steps?

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Safari is up-to-date

Safari is up-to-date if the latest macOS is installed on your computer. Therefore make sure you use the latest Safari version follow the steps here below.

What is Safari web browser?

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple and is the default web browser on all Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. It was first released in 2003 as a browser for Mac OS X, and later became available for Windows as well (but deprecated at the end the year of 2012. As the latest version is Safari 5.1.7 for Windows).

Safari 5.1.7 for Windows was the last version made for Windows, and it is now outdated

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Safari is known for its speed, simplicity, and support for modern web standards. It also includes features such as tabbed browsing, bookmarks, and a built-in search engine. Additionally, it has a reading mode that allows you to focus on the content of a webpage, and an Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party cookies and other data that can be used to track your browsing history. With its integration with other Apple devices and services, Safari provides a seamless browsing experience across all your devices.

How to update Safari on Mac?

  1. Open your Apple Macbook or desktop computer on the blue “App Store” app icon in your dock
  2. Click now on the “Updates” tab
  3. Wait a few minutes for checking on updates is done.
    • And if you see there is a new macOS update, click and download the free update.
    • If you see only this text: “No Updates Available“, then you have the latest operating system installed on your Mac computer.
macOS Software Update to get Safari is up-to-date
macOS Software Update to get Safari is up-to-date

Do you want to know which version of Safari web browser you are using now? Therefore follow the steps here below to get your Safari version number:

  1. Open the Safari web browser from the macOS dock bar
  2. Click in the Apple menubar on “Safari
  3. Select from the Safari context menu the “About” in the list
Apple About Safari web browser
Apple About Safari web browser

It is also a good practice to check for updates regularly, you can set your mac to download and install updates automatically by going to “System Preferences” > “Software Update” and check the box “Automatically keep my Mac up to date”

By keeping Safari up-to-date, you can take advantage of the latest features and security enhancements, as well as ensure that your browsing experience is as smooth and secure as possible.

Safari is up-to-date

The user can find out more information about the latest Safari web browser version (for your macOS) on the official Apple Support page. Furthermore, it is always recommended you as a user use the latest version of the Apple Safari web browser. As a result, you get the latest security fix and web performance improvements.

Note: Windows users do not support the Apple Safari web browser. Therefore is that the latest version of that operating system is Safari version 5.1.7 (9 May 2012).


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