How to Check the Version Number of Apple Safari Browser

When you need to know which Safari you're running

What To Know

  • Choose Safari from the top menu, and About Safari. The version number will be on the window that pops up.
  • On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your iOS version and Safari version are the same. (Example: iOS 11 = Safari 11)

This article explains how to find the version of Safari that you're running on a Mac and an iOS device.

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. Choose About Safari under the Safari menu.

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

    Safari Version 12.0.3 window in macOS
  4. 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
  • What is the most recent version of Safari?

    As of October, 2022, the current version of Safari on Mac, iPad, and iPhone is 16.0.

  • How do I change Safari back to a previous version?

    First, turn off automatic updates by opening System Preferences and selecting Software Update, then turning off Automatically keep my Mac up to date. After that, either restore a Time Machine backup that included an older version of Safari, or downgrade to an earlier version of macOS.

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