How to Check the Version Number of Apple Safari Browser

When you need to know which Safari you're running

Whatever operating system you're running, it's easy to find out if you have the current version of Safari. Just follow these steps.

Find the Safari Version Number on a Mac

To determine which version of Safari is installed on a Mac computer:

  1. Go to the dock and select the Safari icon to open the Safari browser.

    Safari icon in macOS Dock
  2. Go to the menu bar (located at the top of the screen) and select Safari.

  3. Choose About Safari.

    About Safari menu in macOS
  4. A small window appears with the browser version number.

    Safari Version 12.0.3 window in macOS
  5. The first number, located before the parenthesis, is the current version of Safari. The longer second number (located inside the parentheses) is the WebKit/Safari Build version. For example, if the dialog box displays Version 11.0.3 (13604.5.6), the Safari version number is 11.0.3.

Find the Safari Version Number on an IOS Device

Because Safari is part of the iOS operating system, its version is the same as the current version of iOS that you have.

To see the iOS version currently installed on an iPhone or iPad, follow the instructions below.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Select General.

  3. Select Software Update. The number that appears at the top of the screen next to iOS is the version number. For example, if your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 11.2.6, then it is running Safari 11. If your device is running iOS 12.1.2, it is running Safari 12, and so on.

Underneath the version number, you'll either see "Your software is up to date" or a prompt to update to the latest version.

iOS screens showing General, Software Update and iOS 12.1.2