Safari is a free web browser from Apple. It comes pre-installed with all Apple computers, making it a popular browser for many users. It also uses significantly less power and memory than other browsers, which means it won't drain your battery as quickly if you're using it on a laptop.
In this lesson, we'll talk about how to access and use Safari.
Safari is not available for Windows. To learn about different Windows browsers, read our Choosing a Web Browser lesson.
If you want to use Safari as your main web browser, you can set it as your default browser. Review our lesson on Customizing Safari to learn how.
Safari offers many of the same features as most web browsers. While it is fairly simple to use, you'll need to spend some time becoming familiar with some of its features.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using Safari.
Click here to add bookmarks, add sites to your Reading List, and share links with others.
Click here to show or hide the sidebar. From the sidebar, you can view bookmarks, items on your Reading List, and shared links.
You'll use the Smart Search field to navigate to different websites and conduct online searches. Simply enter the URL or search term, then press Enter.
The Back and Forward buttons allow you to move among sites you've recently visited.
Safari allows you to view multiple websites in the same window using tabs. Click the New Tab button to open a new tab.
Click the Show All Tabs button to see thumbnails of all of the tabs you currently have open.
This tutorial will focus on Safari for desktop and laptop computers. However, if you have an iPhone or iPad, a mobile version of Safari will be the default browser. To learn more about the mobile version, review our lesson on Browsing with Safari.