Safari is a popular browser, mostly due to its standardization on all apple devices. Apple created Safari in 2003 for use on their Mac computers. They later developed it for iPhones in 2007 and released the revamped application for the iPhone 2G.
Safari browser is also one of the most advanced browsing applications available worldwide. It offers extensive customization options, compatibility with add-ons and browser extensions, unrivaled speed, and improved power efficiency compared to previous versions. Safari’s ability to stay synced over all your devices is probably its most useful feature. The browser seamlessly shares saved passwords, bookmarks, and tabs between each of your devices.
How to Update Safari Browser on your Mac
Like every application, Apple constantly updates the Safari browser to increase its functionality and keep up with current trends. You are required to update Safari if you wish to access these new features. Besides, there’s no greater security threat than a browser that hasn’t been updated for a while.
Why Should I Update my Safari Browser?
With the introduction of macOS 11, Apple will release an updated version of the Safari browser. Apple has a different approach to updates when compared to other browsers. They only release a new Safari version once a year, while Mozilla rolls out a new Firefox version every four weeks. Because Apple releases fewer versions, each new one packs a big punch with numerous improvements in just one single upgrade. It is important for you to update your Safari browser to gain access to all these new features and capabilities.
Safari Update Procedures
Depending on the operating system of your Mac computer, the update method varies. If there is an available software update for your Mac, it will include the upgraded version of Safari. The next section will cover how to check for any available updates and how to install them.
Updating Safari for MacOS Mojave or Later Software Versions
You can find app upgradesunder System Preferences for macOS software versions Mojave or later. You can find updates to other individual Mac applications under System Preferences as well.
- Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen
- Scan down the list and select “System Preferences”
- Click on “Software Update”, as marked with a gear icon
- Your Mac constantly checks for updates, so you don’t have to do it manually
- If there are available upgrades, select the “Upgrade Now” button
- There is an option to select “Automatically keep my Mac up to date” at the bottom of the window. This will allow the computer to automatically update apps, meaning you no longer have to worry about it.
Updating Safari for Older MacOS Software Versions
Older Mac versions Such as El Capitan, Sierra, or High Sierra have a different method for updating applications.
- Go to the App Store via the Apple menu at the top-left corner of your screen
- Navigate to the “Updates” section
- If there is an available Safari update, a blue “Update” button will appear next to the app
- Select the “Update” button or “Update All” if multiple apps have available updates.