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 the version number of your Safari web browser. Just follow these steps.

Illustration of a person using an iMac with the Safari version number onscreen
Lifewire / Derek Abella

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 click 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 click 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, tap Settings > General > 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 you see 12.1.2, it is running Safari 12.

iOS screens showing General, Software Update and iOS 12.1.2