How to Update Safari on Your Mac

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In Mac OS X 10.13 and higher, Apple simplified how to update Safari, macOS, and software downloaded from the App Store through the App Store. Now you have a single source for updates, so it's easy to remember where to go to update.

Instructions in this article apply to macOS High Sierra (10.13) and later.

How to Check for Updates on Your Mac

The macOS System Status normally notifies you of any OS updates. However, you can check for updates manually by looking in the App Store.

Here's how to manually check for updates:

  1. Open the App Store. Either select it under the Apple menu or click its icon in the Dock.

    App Store under the Apple menu
  2. At the top of the screen, select Updates.

    In macOS Catalina (10.15), the Updates option is on the left side of the screen.

    Updates in the App Store
  3. After the system scans complete, Updates either presents a list of available updates or states that No Updates Available.

    Available updates in the App Store
  4. Choose Update All to install all listed updates. Or, choose Update to install select patches and apps.

    The Update All button in the App Store
  5. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID and Password. Select Sign In when you finish entering your details.

    Prompt to enter in Apple ID info.
  6. If you set up two-factor authentication, you're prompted to enter a verification code. Enter the number and select Verify.

    Prompted for two-factor authentication.
  7. The patch or update installs. You'll see a progress bar as it installs.

    Update is installing in the App Store.
  8. When the update is finished, a list of Updates Installed in the Last 30 Days appears. Once complete, close the App Store.

    Installed updates in the App Store.

You may not see any updates available if your system is set to Automatically keep my Mac up to date. OS updates also appear in System Preferences > Software Updates.

Software Update in macOS System Preferences