How to Update Safari on Your Mac

Get the latest security updates and access new features

In Mac OS X 10.13 and higher, Apple has simplified how to update not only Safari and macOS updates, but all software (from the App Store) through the App Store itself. Now you have that single source for updates, so it's easy to remember where to go to update.

The macOS System Status will normally notify you of any OS updates but can be manually checked by looking in the App Store. To manually check for updates, do the following:

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

  1. Open the App Store.

    Selecting the App Store icon.
  2. In the top center of the page, select Updates.

    The Apple App Store.
  3. After the system scans complete, Updates will either give you a list of updates to do, or will state that No Updates Available.

    A list of updates available in the App Store.
  4. You can either opt to Update All or Update selective patches and apps.

    Selecting update on a Kindle update in App Store.
  5. You may be prompted to enter in you Apple ID and Password. Select Sign In once you finished entering in your details.

    Prompt to enter in Apple ID info.
  6. If you have 2-factor authentication setup, you will be prompted to enter a verification code. Enter in the number and select Verify.

    Prompted for 2-factor authentication.
  7. Patch or update will begin installing. You should see a progress bar as it installs.

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

    Installed updates in the App Store.

You may not see any updates available if you have your system set to Automatically keep my Mac up to date.

OS updates will also appear in System Preferences > Software Updates.

Software updates in System Preferences.