How to update Safari

You recently went to a friend's house and noticed a version of Safari different from what is on your PC? If the answer is yes, you don't have to worry, you don't have the frills. This is most likely the case for a very simple reason: Apple has released a new update for its famous browser, and therefore now you need to update it.

Even Safari, like everyone else Web browsers, in fact it is regularly subjected to updates that can modify its functionality and interface and, more importantly, correct errors and security flaws that could be exploited by malicious people to steal user data. If you don't know how to update SafariYou should know that the procedure to follow is very simple and only takes a few minutes of time: it is, in fact, an operation that you can perform without particular problems even if you are not a great computer expert.

So if you want to know what to do to update browser "Made in Cupertino" on your PC and possibly on your mobile devices, I suggest that you take a few minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading this guide. Courage: Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to focus on reading the following paragraphs and, more importantly, putting into practice the instructions that I am about to give you. I wish you happy reading!

  • How to update Safari on macOS
  • How to update Safari on Windows
  • How to update Safari in iOS

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How to update Safari on macOS

If you want to update the version for Mac OS de Safarias it is in possession of a Mac, the first thing to do is click on the logo Apple located in the menu bar (at the top left of the screen) and click on the item Store applications ... attached to the displayed menu. Alternatively, you can launch the Mac App Store by simply clicking the » A «On a light blue background on the bar Dock.

Wait, therefore, the Mac App Store is visible and then press on the card updates located in the sidebar on the left. Wait a few moments for macOS to look for the updates of applications and services available for your PC. If you cannot find any items that refer to Safari between updates, there is absolutely nothing to do, as there is no browser update available for your PC.

If, on the contrary, one or more elements referring to Safari appear among the available updates, press the button Update placed to the side and wait for the update to download first and then install. Note that the procedure to update Safari is also successful, it may be necessary to restart the Mac.

Alternatively, you can check the availability of updates for Safari as well by pressing the logo Apple attached in the upper left of the menu bar, choosing the item About this Mac from the displayed menu and then pressing thebutton. Software update… present in the window that opened.

If you do not want to update Safari "manually" and your Mac has one of the most recent versions of macOS installed, you can also have the operation carried out automatically by your PC whenever there is a new browser update available.

To do this, go to System preferences by clicking on the gray icon with Gear located in the bar Dock and then press the button Software update. Then place the check mark next to the item Keep your Mac updated automatically (if necessary), press the button Advanced ..., activate the options Check for updates, Download new updates when available, Install macOS updates, Install app updates from the App Store es Install system data files and security updates And keep going Okay guidance on save changes (if you are asked to enter your Mac administrator password, you agree to do so).

The procedure I just described applies to Macs upgraded to macOS 10.14 Mojave (or after). To enable automatic updates in older versions of macOS, after going to System preferences, you have to press the voice App Store and put the check mark on the items related to automatic updates.

Once this is done, whenever Safari can be updated, a badge will be displayed next to the entry. App store ... in the menu visible after clicking the logo Apple present in the menu bar. You will also see a notification at the top right of your Mac desktop indicating the availability of new updates, through which you can update Safari immediately or postpone the operation.

Note that to update Safari you can also click here, to connect to the Apple Support download page and download separate updates which may be useful if you want to install the same update more than once or in another pc. Read the update description so you can check if your Mac can use that particular update or if you need to do other updates first.

How to update Safari on Windows

You would like to know how to download and install updates for Safari for Windows ? Sorry to disappoint you, but unfortunately the Windows version of the famous browser developed by Apple is no longer up to date.

On this page of the company's website, in fact, we read that «Apple no longer offers Safari updates for Windows. Safari 5.1.7 for Windows was the last version developed for this operating system and now it's obsolete«.

How to update Safari on iOS

If you are a happy owner of a iPhone, A iPad or iPod touch and it is your intention to update SafariPlease note that this is an operation that can only be performed in conjunction with the release of new updates for iOS. Often, in fact, with the release of a new version of Apple's mobile operating system, a major update to the Safari app is also available, which is installed "out of the box" on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

To be able to check the availability of new iOS updates for your device and therefore to be able to eventually update Safari on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, you must start the application configurations by pressing the appropriate icon on the home screen (the gray representing the Gear ), touch the item General attached to the new screen displayed and then tap on the item Software update.

In the event that it is possible to update Safari, and therefore if new updates are available for your device, you can download and install them by simply pressing the corresponding item visible on the screen. Otherwise, you will be notified that the latest version of iOS is already installed on your device, with the words Your software is up to date.

I remind you that if your device is updated to iOS 12 (or later versions), you can also configure the automatic download of updates. To do this, after going to Settings> General> Software update, touch the item Automatic Updates and climb EN the switch next to the wording Automatic Updates. Doing so will automatically install software updates overnight after they have been downloaded. Convenient, right?

If you want to know more about the possible procedure to follow to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, I suggest you read my guide on how update iOS: there you will find more information about what to do.