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Apple rolls out the new Safari 14 to users of macOS Catalina and Mojave

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macOS Big Sur Safari (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is releasing Safari 14 ahead of macOS Big Sur.
  • The new browser is rolling out to macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users.
  • Safari 14 features customizable start wallpaper, privacy reports, and a new design.

Reported by 9to5Mac, Safari 14 has rolled out as a standalone update for users of macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

Safari 14 is one of the big new features of macOS Big Sur, but that has not rolled out to the public as of yet. In the meantime, those who are running macOS Catalina and macOS can enjoy the newest updates to Safari, such as its new design, privacy reports, and support for 4K HDR video from sites like YouTube.

Safari 14 comes with macOS Big Sur, and it brings a refreshed design and new features like privacy reports, a built-in translator, and 4K HDR video support. While macOS Big Sur is not yet available, Apple today released Safari 14 as a standalone update with some of those new features for macOS Catalina and Mojave users.

Safari 14 also sports a new start screen which can be customized with a custom wallpaper, Siri website suggestions, your Reading List, and sites currently open on your other Apple devices.

One of the changes available for all Mac users with Safari 14 is the redesigned start screen, which features website suggestions and custom wallpapers. Apple has also added more privacy controls with Safari 14, as users can now check every tracker on each website they visit, as well as detailed privacy reports.

Users running macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave can check the System Preferences app to update to Safari 14. Apple also rolled out iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 to the public today.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • No luck. I get an error message after accessing the upgrade under System>Software Update - using the "Other updates are available" It won't download for me on Mojave. Any ideas?
  • Hmm that’s strange. I haven’t seen much report about issues. Have you reached out to Apple Support?