A Safari window showing the Wanderlust Creamery.

Get started with Safari on Mac

Learn the basics to quickly get up to speed. Search the web, go to a website, set your homepage, and bookmark websites you want to revisit.

How to get started with Safari

A Safari window showing the Confluence website as a web app, with a Confluence menu bar and a Confluence icon in the Dock.

Turn a website into an app

Get an app-like experience from any website. Receive notifications and open the web app directly from the Dock.

Turn a website into an app in Safari

Three Safari profile windows: one for personal use, one for school, and one for work.

Set up separate browsing profiles

Keep the different parts of your life separate by creating a browsing profile for each one.

Create a profile in Safari

A window asking for Touch ID or your password to unlock Private Browsing windows.

Lock private browsing windows

Keep your browsing private when you’re away from your Mac.

Lock private browsing windows in Safari

Overlapping windows.

Allow pop-ups

Choose which websites can show pop-up windows.

Allow pop-ups

The Trash icon.

Got cookies?

Delete the cookies websites store on your Mac—or allow them.

Clear or enable cookies

The Smart Search field for a Private Browsing window and for a normal window.

Browse privately

Keep your browsing history to yourself.

Use Private Browsing

To explore the Safari User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field.

If you need more help, visit the Safari Support website.

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