Safari

Blazing fast.
Incredibly private.

Safari is the best way to experience the internet on all your Apple devices. It brings robust customisation options, powerful privacy protections and industry-leading battery life — so you can browse how you like, when you like. And when it comes to speed, it’s the world’s fastest browser.1

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Performance

More battery.
Less loading.

With a blazing-fast JavaScript engine, Safari is the world’s fastest browser.1 It’s developed to run specifically on Apple devices, so it’s geared to make the most out of your battery life and deliver long-lasting power. And with Apple silicon, it’s even faster than ever before.2

Increased performance

We’re always working to make the fastest desktop browser on the planet even faster.

+50%faster on average at loading frequently visited websites than Chrome3

Improved power efficiency

Safari lets you do more online on a single charge than any other browser.

Up to 1.5 hours more streaming videos compared with Chrome, Edge and Firefox4

Up to 30 minutes more browsing compared with Chrome, Edge and Firefox4

Best-in-class browsing

Safari outperforms both Mac and PC browsers in benchmark after benchmark on the same Mac.5

4K video streaming

See your favourite shows and films in their best light. Safari now supports in-browser 4K HDR video playback for YouTube, Netflix and Apple TV+.6 And it runs efficiently for longer-lasting battery life.

Privacy

Privacy is built in.

Online privacy isn’t just something you should hope for — it’s something you should expect. That’s why Safari comes with industry-leading privacy protection technology built in, including Intelligent Tracking Prevention that identifies trackers and helps prevent them from profiling or following you across the web. Upgrading to iCloud+ gives you even more privacy protections, including the ability to sign up for websites and services without having to share your personal email address.

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention

Privacy Report

Safari makes it simple to see how your privacy is protected on all the websites you visit. Click the Privacy Report button in your toolbar for a snapshot of cross-site trackers currently prevented from profiling you on the website you’re visiting. Or view a weekly Privacy Report to see how Safari protects you as you browse over time.

Customisation

Putting the you in URL.

Safari is more customisable than ever. Organise your tabs into Tab Groups so it’s easy to go from one interest to the next. Set a custom background image and fine-tune your browser window with your favourite features — like Reading List, Favourites, iCloud Tabs and Siri Suggestions. And third-party extensions for iPhone, iPad and Mac let you do even more with Safari, so you can browse the way you want across all your devices.

Tab Groups

Save and organise your tabs in the way that works best for you. Name your Tab Groups, edit them and switch between them across devices.

Extensions

Safari Extensions add functionality to your browser to help you explore the web the way you want. Find and add your favourite extensions in the dedicated Safari category on the App Store.

Smart Tools

Designed to help
your work flow.

New built-in tools let you interact with the web like never before, creating a browsing experience that’s far more immersive, intuitive and immediate. Get detailed information about a subject in a photo with just a click, select text within any image, instantly translate an entire web page and quickly take notes wherever you are on a site — without having to switch apps.

Quick Note

Notes is your go-to app to capture any thought. And with the new Quick Note feature, you can instantly jot down ideas as you browse websites without having to leave Safari.

Translation

Translate entire web pages between eight languages with a single click.

Live Text

Interact with text in any image on the web using functions like copy and paste, lookup, and translate.7

Security

Surf safe and sound.

Strong security protections in Safari help keep you safe. Like iCloud Keychain, which securely stores and autofills your passwords across all your devices. If a password breach is detected, Password Monitoring alerts you. Safari also notifies you when it encounters suspicious websites and prevents them from loading. Because it loads each web page in a separate process, any harmful code is always confined to a single browser tab so it won’t crash the entire application or access your data. And now Safari automatically upgrades sites from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS when available.

Password Monitoring

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is the easiest and most secure way to shop on Safari — allowing you to complete transactions with Face ID or Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad, with Touch ID on your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, or by double-clicking the side button on your Apple Watch. Your credit card details are never shared, and your transactions are protected with industry-leading security.

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Continuity

Same Safari.
Different device.

Safari works seamlessly and syncs your passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs and more across Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. And when your Mac, iOS or iPadOS devices are near each other, they can automatically pass what you’re doing in Safari from one device to another using Handoff. You can even copy images, video or text from Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then paste into another app on your nearby Mac — or vice versa.

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Designed for developers.

Deep WebKit integration between Mac hardware and macOS allows Safari to deliver the fastest performance and the longest battery life of any browser on the platform, while supporting modern web standards for rich experiences in the browser. WebKit in macOS Monterey includes optimisations that enable even richer browsing experiences.

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Resources

Make Safari your default browser

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Customise your start page

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View your browsing Privacy Report

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Monitor your saved passwords

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Use Apple Pay in Safari

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View your tabs across all your devices

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Read the Safari user guide

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Get Safari support

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