Safari. The best way to see the sites.

The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find and share your favourite sites. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business. Apple Pay in Safari lets you shop safely and simply. And Safari works with iCloud to let you browse seamlessly across all your devices.

Defending your online privacy and security.

Privacy and security aren’t just something you should hope for — they’re something you should expect. That’s why features to help protect your privacy and keep your Mac secure are built into Safari.

Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

Remember when you looked at that green mountain bike online? And then saw annoying green mountain bike ads everywhere you browsed? Safari uses machine learning to identify advertisers and others who track your online behaviour, and removes the cross‑site tracking data they leave behind. So your browsing stays your business. And now Safari keeps embedded content such as Like buttons, Share buttons and comment widgets from tracking you without your permission. We know you’ll like that.

Fingerprinting defence.

When you browse the web, the characteristics of your device can be used by advertisers to create a “fingerprint” to follow you online. Safari now thwarts this by only sharing a simplified system profile, making it more difficult for data companies to identify and track you.

Private Browsing.

When you use Private Browsing, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you visit, your search history or your AutoFill information. You can also use DuckDuckGo, a built-in search engine that doesn’t track you, to make your web searches private too.

Sandboxing for websites.

Sandboxing provides built-in protection against malicious code and malware by restricting what websites can do. And because Safari runs web pages in separate processes, any harmful code you come across in one page is confined to a single browser tab, so it can’t crash the whole browser or access your data.

Protection from harmful sites.

Safari helps protect you against fraudulent Internet sites and those that harbour malware — before you visit them. If a website looks suspicious, Safari prevents it from loading and warns you.

More secure passwords.

Safari works hard to make sure your passwords are robust and unique by automatically creating and storing strong passwords for you. Once stored, your passwords will autofill across all your Apple devices. And in Safari preferences, you can see any passwords that have been used more than once and easily update them. Security has never been so user friendly.

The fastest way to browse on a Mac.
And faster than any Windows browser too.

With an incredibly fast JavaScript engine, Safari is the world’s fastest desktop browser, outperforming both Mac and PC browsers in benchmark after benchmark on the same Mac.1

Browse longer. Watch more.

Safari is optimised specifically for Mac, so it’s more efficient than other browsers on macOS. And Safari plays HTML5 video — the format used by your favourite streaming services — whenever it’s available. So you can browse the web for up to four hours longer and stream video for up to two hours longer than on any other browser.2

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web browsing compared to Chrome and Firefox

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streaming video compared to Chrome and Firefox

Stop auto-play videos.

Safari prevents unexpected and unwanted videos with audio from automatically playing while you browse. Just click the play button if you want to view them. Have a favourite site where you always want videos to play? Use per‑site settings in Safari to enable media auto-play.

Pay easily and securely with Apple Pay.

Your Mac has always been the perfect place to sit down and do some serious online shopping. And it’s an even easier and more secure place to pay using Apple Pay in Safari. Look for Apple Pay on your favourite shopping sites, then complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, or by double-clicking the side button on your Apple Watch. Your credit card details are never shared when you use Apple Pay, and your transactions are protected with industry-leading security.

Learn more about Apple Pay

Surf seamlessly across all your devices.

Not only does Safari come on every Mac, it comes on all your iOS devices. And thanks to iCloud, your passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs and Reading List are always up to date no matter which device you’re using.

The best browsing experience.

Features in Safari help you surf smarter and easily manage and share what you find.

Safari tabs. Turn on website icons in tabs in Preferences to easily see what you have open. Pin your favourite sites and they’ll reappear in tabs every time you open Safari. You can also mute the audio on any tab directly from the Smart Search field. Perfect for stopping the music without having to hunt for where it’s coming from or, if you prefer, silencing all the audio from your browser at once.

Per-site settings. Personalise your browsing experience in Safari with settings for individual websites, like page zoom level, location services and content blockers. So each website appears just how you like it.

Reader. Always on. Automatically use Safari Reader for every web article that supports it, so you can read without ads, navigation and other distractions. Customise your view by selecting your font size and style, and choose Sepia and Night themes.

AirPlay web video. Play video from a web page to your TV with Apple TV — without showing everything else on your desktop. Just click the AirPlay icon that appears on compatible web videos and you can watch your video on the big screen.

Picture in Picture. Float a video window from Safari over your desktop or a full-screen app. Play the video in any corner of the desktop and resize it to see more or less of what’s behind it. So you can watch videos while you browse photos. Or catch up on your favourite programme while you catch up on email.

Safari suggestions. With Spotlight built into every Mac, you’re never far from the information you want. As you type in the Smart Search field, you’ll see Safari suggestions from sources like Wikipedia, news sites, Maps, iTunes, film listings, flight status, weather, stocks and sport.3

Share menu. Share anything you come across on the web without leaving Safari. Just click the Share button, then choose how you want to send it off. Use Mail, Messages or AirDrop, or add it to a note. Tweet or post to Facebook and even include comments and locations.

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 Mojave adds optimisations and support for additional web standards that enable even richer browsing experiences.

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Extensions

Safari Extensions are a great way to bring new features to Safari. Customise your browsing experience by adding your favourite extensions from the Mac App Store.

Extensions for macOS Mojave

Extensions for previous OS