Safari Help

Welcome to Safari

Browse the web, customize your browsing, shop securely, read articles, and stop interruptions.

A Safari window showing a magazine website.
Websites preferences, where you can customize the way you browse individual websites using Safari.

Customize browsing for each website

Choose how you browse on a website-by-website basis. For example, a website might have small text and images, so you can zoom in to make them larger. To customize websites, choose Safari > Preferences, then click Websites.

A popular shopping site highlighting Apple Pay, and the dialog that shows the details of your purchase.

Shop securely with a touch

Shop securely with Apple Pay on your Mac in Safari. When you’re ready to check out, look for Apple Pay, then complete your purchase using Touch ID on your Mac; Face ID on iPhone X or Touch ID on other models; or Apple Watch.

Safari window with a Reading List displayed.

Read articles clutter free—every time

Get rid of the ads and links on webpages so you can focus on the words and pictures. To read all your webpages this way, Control-click the Reader button in the Smart Search field, then select “Use Reader Automatically on [website].”

A menu from the Smart Search field that shows settings for the current website.

Stop interruptions from noisy websites

Get some peace and quiet while browsing by shutting off the audio and video that seem to come out of nowhere. Control-click in the Smart Search field, then click Settings for This Website. Hold the pointer to the right of Auto-Play, then click the pop-up menu and choose Never Auto-Play.

Find out more about customizing, shopping, reading, and stopping interruptions with Safari.