How To Check the Version Number of Apple's Safari Browser

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The time may come where you want to know the exact version number of the Safari browser that you are running. Knowing your version number can come in handy when troubleshooting problems with a tech support representative, for example. It can also help you determine whether or not you are running the latest version of the browser, which is highly recommended for both security purposes and to get the most out of your browsing experience.


The best way to stay current is to ensure that your operating system is always up-to-date. For OS X and macOS Sierra users, this is done via the Mac App Store. For iOS users, this is done over a WiFi connection or through iTunes.

Safari version information can be retrieved in just a few easy steps.



Time Required

Less than 1 Minute

Here's How:

  1. Open your Safari browser by clicking on the Safari icon in the dock.
  2. Click on Safari in your browser menu, located at the top of your screen.
  3. A drop-down menu will now appear. Choose the option labeled About Safari.
  4. A dialog box will now appear containing the browser's version number. The first number, located outside of the parenthesis, is the actual version of Safari. The second number, located inside the parenthesis, is the WebKit/Safari Build version.

iOS users (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) can view details of their Safari and WebKit versions by visiting

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