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How to use Safari on a Mac

Karen Haslam

Safari is the web browser app bundled with all Macs as part of macOS. You don’t have to use it – if you prefer to use Chrome or Firefox, for example, you can install those apps for your web surfing needs. But in our experience, Safari is a good option – and as you can see from our round-up of best web browser apps for the Mac , it’s pretty much the best you can get.

If you are new to Safari this article will help you find your way around the app. And if you are a seasoned Safari user we will reveal a few Safari tips and tricks that you might not know, including some of the fab new features in Safari 11, the latest version of Safari for Mac.

If you’d like to read about using Safari on the iPad or iPhone, read this .

How to get the latest version of Safari for Mac

First things first. You will want to make sure you have the latest version of Safari. At the time of writing the most up-to-date version is Safari 11.1.

Here’s how to find out which version of Safari you are running:

  • Open Safari.
  • Click on Safari > About Safari in the menu.
  • The resulting window will reveal the version number.

As long as your copy of MacOS – the Mac operating system – is up to date your copy of Safari should be because Safari is bundled as part of an operating system update.

However, you don’t have to be using the latest version of macOS to have the latest version of Safari. Apple is bundling Safari 11 with High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan versions of the Mac OS. If you need to update your version of MacOS read this: how to update your Mac operating system software .

Now that you have the latest version of Safari you can start enjoying some of the new features that we will discuss below.

Safari basics

If you are a surfing novice you might want to familiarise yourself with these tips.

We’ll start off with the basics, such as how to get into Safari, how to search, and other useful pointers. You can skip this bit if you aren’t a Safari beginner, there are plenty of tips below that you might find useful.

You can find Safari in the Dock at the bottom of your Mac’s screen. Its icon looks like a compass.

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How to use Safari

The big bar at the top of the Safari window is where you can enter a website URL or a search term to either take you directly to a website, or to a list of pages that match your query.

It will automatically search in Google (but you can change it so it defaults to another search engine).

You rarely have to enter a complete URL for a website. Once you have visited a site once you only need to type a few letters of its name and it will autofill the rest of the URL.

For example, type: ‘Face’ and it will autofill the rest of the URL and when you press enter it will take you straight to Facebook.

How to make it easy to find your favourite sites in Safari

There are lots of ways of making it easy to get to websites you frequently visit.

When you open a new tab (see below for details of how to do that) you will see your Favourites view including Frequently Visited Sites. You could also choose to see a Top Sites view, set a Homepage, just see an empty page, or have the Same Page show up. These are all options you can access in Safari > Preferences > General. Just click on the menu beside New tabs open with.

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If you choose the Top Sites view you can adjust it to show 6, 12 or 24 sites. To add and remove Top Sites hover over the preview until you see an x and a pin icon. Pin those sites you wish to keep and click x on those you don’t image you will want to find again. The sites that appear in Top Sites tend to be those you visit most frequently.

You can choose one of these views for every time you open a new Safari window.

How to Pin a site in Safari

In Safari you can also ‘Pin’ favourite sites to the menu bar – a simple way of adding a shortcut to Facebook, YouTube or any site you visit frequently.

When you Pin a site you will see a small icon representing that site on the left of your tabs.

To Pin a particular web page right- or control-click on the tab and choose Pin Tab. Then it’s very easy to go straight to that site.

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Using tabs in Safari

Back to tabs. You can open multiple tabs in a Safari window, this means that rather than having a different Safari window open for every website you are on, you can just have one Safari window open and multiple pages accessible through that.

To open a new tab press Command + T.

There are two ways that you can see a preview of the different tabs you have open:

  • You can see a short summary of the name of the web page on the tabs themselves. This might be sufficient if you only have one or two tabs open, but once you have more than eight you’ll probably find the summary is too short to be useful.
  • Or, you can click on the icon that looks like two boxes on the right of the search/URL box. This will show a thumbnail view of all the web pages you have open.

While we’re on the subject of Tabs, you can close a single tab just by hovering over the tab and clicking on the x that shows up in the corner of that tab.

It’s also possible to close all but one tab. Just hold down the Option/Alt key when you click on the x to get rid of all the other tabs that are open, except for the page on that tab.

How to tell which Safari tabs are playing audio

Not everyone wants to surf the web in silence though. There is lots of very worthy audio and video content available on the web and no doubt many surfers wouldn’t want to miss out on that.

The problem is when you have multiple web pages open and more than one of them is blaring out audio.

Luckily there is another Safari tip to fix that.

You can identify which of your open tabs is playing audio by the speaker symbol that appears in the far right of the Safari tab associated with that web page.

It’s possible to mute the audio with a single click on the speaker symbol without even opening the tab.

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And if more than one Safari webpage is playing audio you can choose to mute them all at once. Just click on the speaker symbol in the URL bar and choose Mute all Tabs.

Alternatively, you can Option/Alt-click on the speaker icon of the tab you do wish to listen to and mute the audio on all the other tabs.

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How to reopen all windows from the last session

Here’s another useful tip. You can easily reopen all the tabs you had open last time you were using Safari.

Click History > Reopen All Windows from Last Session to quickly recover all the windows you were recently looking at. You might also find this helpful: How to export bookmarks from Chrome to Safari

How to show the full URL in Safari

Another handy Safari tip. In Yosemite Safari stopped showing the whole URL – a feature designed to help avoid users being taken in by phishing scams, wherein the URL is obfuscated. In other words, if you’re visiting https://macworld.co.uk/this/page/that/page then all you’ll see in the address bar is macworld.co.uk.

If this isn’t what you want, perhaps you want to see the full URL of the article you are reading, you can change things so that the whole URL is shown.

Open Safari’s preferences dialog box (Cmd+,) then click the Advanced icon and put a check alongside Show Full Website Address.

How to change how you view websites in Safari

One of our favourite features in Safari 11 is the extra control we have over the web. You can tweak the settings of specific websites so that they suit you for example.

How to change the font size on a website

You can tweak your settings so that when you visit a specific site the images and text are bigger – perfect if you are frustrated to find that the text on a favourite website is a bit too small for your eyes.

Here’s how to enlarge (or reduce) the font size on a particular website so that it stays that size whether you visit:

  • Go to Safari > Preferences.
  • Click on the Websites tab.
  • Click on Page Zoom.
  • Find the site you want to customise (any site you have open or have recently visited will be listed here).
  • Choose a number bigger or smaller than 100% depending on how large you want the text and images to be.

You can do this on a per website basis, or if you frequently find that the text on websites is too small for you, you can choose to default to the percentage that suits you wherever you go on the web. Note that not all websites are created the same so some will naturally have larger type than others.

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To choose the zoom percentage for all websites, click in the drop down box beside “When visiting other websites”.

Another benefit of having access to these controls that allow you to change the way you view the web is that it enables you to stop seeing ads and auto-playing videos. We’ll look at that below.

How to stop ads and auto-playing videos in Safari

Another enticing feature of Safari is the way you can choose to adjust the settings so that you never see another ad or auto-playing video again. We’ll look at how to do that next.

How to stop autoplay audio and video in Safari

Perhaps you are frustrated by auto-playing video blaring out every time you visit a website.

With Safari 11 you can disable autoplay video, so you will never again have to hear voices while you are browsing the web. Here’s what to do:

  • Open the offending website.
  • Click on Safari > Settings for This Website (or right-click the URL box and select Settings for This Website).
  • Allow All Auto-Play
  • Stop Media with Sound
  • Never Auto-Play

Stop Media with Sounds is the default option, and it will essentially stop any video from starting if the sound is set to be on. If the video is set to play silently it will still run but you won’t hear it, unless you choose to.

If you would rather not let auto-playing video play, you can choose Never Auto-Play.

Remember that if you adjust the settings this way it will only apply to autoplay videos on that website. If you’d like to never see an autoplaying video again follow these steps:

  • Go to Safari > Preferences and click on Websites.

And there is an option below to choose the same settings “When visiting other websites”.

We have a complete tutorial that explains how to use this feature here: How to stop autoplay video in Safari & Chrome on Mac .

We also cover how to stop Safari asking to use your location data here .

How to stop seeing ads on websites in Safari

While ads pay a part of our wage, we realise that some ads can really reduce the enjoyment of web browsing. Usually these are ads that have something wrong with the way they have been coded and aren’t behaving as intended, or even worse they are spam ads that have crept onto the ad networks. We are honestly as frustrated as you are!

One of the big changes Apple bought to Safari 11 was the ability to really manage the ads that you see – this was part of Apple’s effort to make the web work better. Effectively, if Apple can remove ads that aren’t behaving as intended and are jamming up page loading times and the like, then Safari will perform quicker, which means that the surfer has a better time surfing.

There are a few ways you can take advantage of these anti-ad related features in Safari 11.

One way is to choose to surf the web – or certain pages – in Reader mode.

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Reader mode is a way of viewing webpages that Apple introduced back in 2010 in Safari 5. Reader displays just the text and images from a webpage, without any of the other page furniture. We think it is a bit like reading a Word document or a PDF. The feature hasn’t changed much over the years, but in Safari 11 it’s became possible to choose for a site to always be viewed in Reader Mode.

First, here’s how to view a site in Reader mode:

  • Click on the stack of lines to the left of the URL bar.
  • This will automatically change the webpage to Reader view.
  • Click on the stack of lines to turn Reader view off.

It’s worth checking how a site appears in this mode before switching over to it because not all sites implement it particularly well (sometimes you will find that an article stops abruptly because only one page has been carried into Reader view). Some sites don’t have a Reader view at all (such as Apple, for example).

And here is how to customise your settings so that whenever you visit that site the pages are viewed in Reader mode:

  • Click on Reader.
  • Find the site you want to customise (any site you have open, or have recently visited will be listed here).
  • Toggle the drop-down menu beside that site to On.

A quicker way to do this is to right-click or control-click on the stack of lines beside the URL and choose Use Reader Automatically.

Or, as long as you are on the website you wish to change the setting for, you can click on Safari > Settings for this Website, and choose Use Reader When Available.

How to surf in private using Safari

Another useful feature in Safari is the option to use a private browsing window. This doesn’t just keep your browsing habits private from someone else who has access to your Mac, it also means that you are incognito – in other words even the websites you are visiting don’t have any information about you.

Go to Safari > File > New Private Window (or shift-cmd-n). You can tell if a window is private because the search bar will be grey. Any new tabs you open in this window will be private.

Alternatively, to open a Private Browsing window you can click shift, command and N.

You can tell it’s a private window because the URL field will be greyed out.

Hold down Option/Alt while picking Private Browsing to quickly switch it on and bypass the ‘Do you want to switch on Private Browsing?’ alert window if you happen to see it frequently. We have a complete guide to private browsing on Safari here .

For even more privacy, you can choose to always search with privacy-obsessed DuckDuckGo as your default search engine. Go to Safari > Preferences > Search, and click on the Search Engine. Then select Duck Duck Go from the Search Engine dropdown list. You can choose from Google, Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo.

How to delete your histroy in Safari

If you didn’t search using a private browsing window you can still delete your history and evidence of what you were up to.

  • Click on History.
  • Scroll down and click on Clear History.
  • You can choose to clear history for Today, the last hour, today and yesterday, or all history.
  • You’ll see a warning that Clearing history will remove related cookies and other website data. Basically this is warning you that if you go ahead and Clear History you may find that you have to log onto websites, or shopping cart information may disappear.
  • If you are happy with that then click on Clear history.

We have a complete tutorial all about how to delete your browser history on a Mac here .

How to delete cookies in Safari

Another new feature that came in Safari 11 was the introduction of privacy protection, a feature that’ll stop those annoying Amazon adverts showing you products after you’ve bought them.

Safari actively tries to block the cross-site tracking data that powers targeted adverts. While it won’t completely stop it, it should have a noticeable effect when using the browser.

According to Apple this isn’t an attempt to block ads, but rather to protect your privacy.

This means that you should no longer need to delete cookies if you want to stop seeing targeted ads (cookies have also been known to affect the price for goods if you have previously shown an interest in a product so deleting cookies could avoid such practices).

If you want to go a step further regarding cookies in Safari 11 there are some preferences changes you can make.

  • Beside Website tracking click on Ask websites not to track me.
  • Beside Cookies and website data click on Block all cookies.

If you aren’t using Safari 11 you can still delete cookies.

  • Click on the Privacy tab.
  • Click on Remove All Website Data…

Here’s how to add your own background image to Safari.

Author: Karen Haslam , Managing Editor, Macworld

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Karen has worked on both sides of the Apple divide, clocking up a number of years at Apple's PR agency prior to joining Macworld more than two decades ago. Karen's career highlights include interviewing Apple's Steve Wozniak and discussing Steve Jobs’ legacy on the BBC. Having edited the U.K. print and online editions of Macworld for many years, more recently her focus has been on SEO and evergreen content as well as product recommendations and buying advice.

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On Apple devices, the default web browser is called Safari. It shares a lot of similar features to other common browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. But if you’re new to using Safari, you may feel a little lost because the interface is slightly different to the others.

So, here’s a beginner’s guide on how to use the Safari app to browse the web on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Search for Content in the Safari App

As with all web browsers, you’ll need to first enable your iPhone’s mobile data or connect to a Wi-Fi network to access the internet.

Then, to search in Safari, simply type a term, phrase, or URL into the Smart Search bar at the bottom of the screen and tap Go on your keyboard. The Smart Search bar is a combination of the address bar and search bar. As you type, you’ll see search suggestions based on your keyword as well as results from your bookmarks and browsing history.

How to Navigate a Webpage in Safari

Once you obtain your search results, you tap on a link you’re interested in. Now let’s look at how you can navigate the webpage once it’s loaded.

How to Jump Back to the Top of Webpage

After swiping to scroll down a long article, you may want to go back up to access the website’s menu. To instantly jump back to the top of the webpage, just tap the topmost edge of your screen.

How to Go Backward (or Forward) a Webpage

After tapping on a link, perhaps the webpage isn’t quite something you’re looking for. To go back to your search results, swipe from left to right from the edge of your screen.

To go forward on a webpage, swipe from right to left instead.

Related: Essential Safari iOS Tips & Tricks for iPhone Users

How to Reveal the Safari Address Bar

Your Safari address bar is automatically hidden away when you’re scrolling down a webpage. To bring it back, tap the bottom edge of the screen that shows the website’s main URL.

How to Work With Multiple Tabs in the Safari App

Having multiple tabs opened in Safari can help you to compare information between webpages and search for new content without having to close your current webpage. Here’s how to work with multiple tabs in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Open a New Tab

To open a new tab, select the Tabs icon in the bottom-right corner, which looks like two overlapping squares. Then tap the Plus (+) to open a new tab.

How to Switch Between Tabs

Again, hit the Tabs icon. You’ll see a gallery of all your opened tabs in Safari. Select a tab to visit the webpage you want.

Since the release of iOS 15, Apple introduced a new feature in Safari: tab groups. Many of us are probably guilty of having way too many opened tabs. Therefore, organizing tabs into groups makes them more manageable. Learn more about how to use tab groups in Safari on your iPhone .

How to Open a Link in a New Background Tab

When you read long articles, you’ll likely come across a link or two within the content that sparks your interest. To avoid disrupting your reading process, you can make Safari open the link in the background, in a new tab. To do so:

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Select Safari .
  • Scroll down and tap Open Links .
  • Choose In Background .

Next time you want to open a link, long-press it. Then, select Open in Background . When you want to visit that link, select Tabs to view all your opened tabs and choose the loaded webpage.

Saving and Sharing Webpages in Safari

The internet gives you access to a whole new world of information. Save a webpage to refer to it later, or share it with your family and friends.

How to Bookmark a Safari Webpage

To bookmark a webpage to read later, tap the Share icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen (it looks like an arrow coming out of a square) and select Add Bookmark . Type in a bookmark name.

To access your bookmarked webpage later, tap the Bookmark icon (an opened book) and browse through your bookmarks, reading list, and history to find what you’re looking for.

Besides the bookmark option, you’ll also notice that you can add a webpage to your favorites or reading list. Marking a webpage as a favorite will make it show up on your Safari home page. It’s useful if you visit the website often.

To learn more about reading lists, you can visit our guide on the differences between a bookmark and a reading list .

How to Share a Link From the Safari App

Stumble upon an interesting DIY project? A promising recipe you’d like to share with your family? You don’t have to bookmark and remind yourself to show the webpage to them later. You can share the link directly from the Safari app.

Tap the Share icon. You can then select the receiver’s name from the horizontal list of recent contacts, or choose your preferred communication app to send the Safari link to them.

Erasing Your Digital Footprint in Safari

If you’re an aspiring crime writer, having a friend notice your crime-filled search history when they peer over your shoulder is inevitably awkward. Hence, there are some things we’d prefer to keep private and erase all traces of once we exit a web browser.

Safari has a few features to help you with this.

How to Close a Tab

If you don’t close your tabs, old webpages will just auto-load again the moment you head into Safari. Having too many opened tabs affects your browsing speed as well.

Closing a tab is simple. You just need to tap the Tabs icon and then tap the Close (x) button in the corner of the tab.

How to Browse Privately in Safari

Similar to Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode, Safari has a feature called Private Browsing Mode. Your autofill information and browser history won’t be saved when you use this function. Here’s how to use it:

  • First, tap the Tabs icon.
  • Select the center Tabs button with an arrow next to it.
  • Choose Private .
  • To open a new private tab, tap the Plus (+) button.

Whenever you’re in doubt about whether you’re in Private Browsing Mode, just check the Smart Search Bar. It will be dark grey instead of white when you’re browsing privately.

How to Clear Your Safari Browsing History

If you forgot to use Private Browsing while searching for confidential information, don’t worry. You can still clear your history in Safari. Just follow these steps:

  • Tap the Bookmarks icon.
  • Select History (the clock icon).
  • Tap Clear .
  • Choose the time length from which you want Safari to clear your history.

Use the Safari App to Surf the Internet on Your iPhone

The Safari app has all the features you need for a seamless browsing experience. Once you’re familiar with these basic functions, you can check out and download Safari extensions from the App Store to enjoy more helpful features while surfing the internet on your iPhone or iPad.

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Explore the web with lightning-fast speed, powerful privacy protections and robust customisation options. With Safari, you can browse sites, translate web pages and access your tabs across iOS, iPadOS and macOS. Features • Passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs and more seamlessly sync across iPhone, iPad and Mac • Private Browsing mode doesn’t save your history and keeps your browsing your business • Intelligent Tracking Prevention prevents trackers from following you across websites you visit • Tab Groups let you save and organise your tabs and access them across iOS, iPadOS and macOS • Profiles help keep your browsing history, website data and more separate between topics like work and personal • Shared Tab Groups help you share tabs and collaborate with family and friends • Extensions allow you to personalise Safari and add even more functionality to the browser • Reader formats articles for easy reading without ads, navigation or other distracting items • Privacy Report shows known trackers that have been blocked from tracking you • Reading List easily saves articles for you to read later • Voice Search lets you search the web using just your voice • Web page translation converts entire web pages into other languages in the browser • Handoff effortlessly passes what you’re doing in Safari from one device to another • Add to Home Screen allows you to quickly launch a website or web app from your Home Screen

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It’s not a bad browser for iPhone.

I’ve always used Safari browser for my iPhone and Chrome for Windows and don’t mind either. The only problem is now and I hope apple look at the reviews people have put is now when you put the search bar back to the top, not the bottom which they changed and go back from a webpage it now just goes straight to the top not where you left off??? If you do decide to use the new feature of the search bar at the bottom you won’t be affected by this as it does continue where you left off? Either a glitch or they now intend it to be that way?

Beautiful, Welcoming And Inviting to the World !

I’m la I have no clue why you would want to be in my I find this to be a very good way of navigating the question of the universe and its relation to our virtual universe and the complexity of the universe itself and its interactions with other worlds as well as our understanding of the universe and the universe and how it relates to the way we interact with the internet universe and our interactions with it is fascinating to watch how it grows and becomes more complex and at the same time so much easier to comprehend and navigate; something that we all play a part in as a whole global phenomenon and we are all in the process of discovering the most unimaginable metamorphosis of a digital revolution that is already happening today and it is the most exciting and most profound moment ever and we are all very happy to see it advance as we are all responsible for the universe to bring about profound changes that have lasting effects of imagination and life that we are all in pursuit of mąkeep the universe a beautiful place and that needs our best possible future prosperity happiness joy and longevity parser of all things to come together in this space and we are always looking forward and we have to make our best path and help us all the way throughout our life

Best Browser!

I absolutely love Safari for countless reasons! One reason is its incredible design. I love the bottom Tab Bar on iPhone because it feels more modern and natural to me. The ability to create a new tab by a single swipe is intuitiveness at its finest. I understand that some users don’t like the Tab Bar being at the bottom, but it can be changed back to the top. I also love the design on iPad and Mac because it’s consistent between the two. Speaking of consistency, the rounded corners make using Safari a joy because it fits in with the rest of Apple’s design trends. There are also countless amazing features that I couldn’t see myself living without. For example, the customisable Start Page significantly increases my productivity and it’s a great warm welcome into the app. I’m also in love with Tab Groups. I utilise the feature heavily and I don’t know what I would do without it. However, Safari’s unparalleled commitment to user privacy and security alone makes it a great alternative to other browsers such as Chrome. Not only can it block trackers, but it can also report back to you what trackers it has prevented, which is incredibly useful. Overall, I strongly believe that Safari should be used by more users as their main browser!

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Are you tired of being constantly prompted to sign in to your Google account while using Safari? This persistent request can be frustrating and disrupt your browsing experience. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can employ to address this issue and regain seamless access to your favorite websites and services without the hassle of repeated sign-in requests.

In this article, we will explore effective methods to prevent Google from incessantly asking you to sign in when using Safari. By understanding the underlying causes and implementing the appropriate adjustments, you can reclaim control over your browsing experience and enjoy uninterrupted access to the content you love. Whether you're using Safari on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these solutions are designed to help you overcome the inconvenience of repetitive sign-in prompts and enhance your overall browsing experience.

Let's delve into the details of this common issue and discover practical steps to mitigate the constant requests for Google sign-ins while using Safari. Whether you're a casual user or a seasoned tech enthusiast, these solutions are tailored to provide a hassle-free browsing experience, allowing you to focus on the content that matters most to you.

Understanding the Issue

The persistent request to sign in to your Google account while using Safari can be attributed to various factors that affect the browsing experience. One of the primary reasons for this recurring prompt is the storage of cookies and cache data by the browser . When Safari retains these elements, it can lead to a situation where Google repeatedly asks for your credentials, disrupting your browsing flow.

Additionally, Safari's default settings and the way it handles website data can contribute to the issue. The browser's security and privacy features, while essential for safeguarding user information, can sometimes conflict with the seamless functioning of certain websites, including those associated with Google services.

Furthermore, the interaction between Google's authentication mechanisms and Safari's handling of website data can result in persistent sign-in requests. This can occur when the browser fails to maintain a consistent session with Google's servers, prompting the need for repeated authentication.

Understanding these underlying issues is crucial in devising effective solutions to prevent Google from incessantly asking to sign in on Safari. By gaining insight into the technical aspects that contribute to this inconvenience, users can take targeted actions to address the root causes and restore a smooth browsing experience.

In the following sections, we will explore practical steps to adjust Safari settings, utilize private browsing mode, and clear cookies and cache, all of which are aimed at mitigating the persistent sign-in requests from Google. By implementing these strategies, users can regain control over their browsing experience and minimize the disruptions caused by repeated authentication prompts.

Adjusting Safari Settings

Adjusting Safari settings can significantly impact the way the browser interacts with websites, including those associated with Google services. By customizing specific preferences, users can mitigate the recurring sign-in requests and enhance their browsing experience. Here are some key adjustments to consider:

Manage Website Data

Safari allows users to manage website data, including cookies and cached files, for individual websites. By accessing the "Preferences" menu and navigating to the "Privacy" tab, users can click on "Manage Website Data" to view and modify the stored data for various websites. Removing Google-related data from this list can help prevent the browser from repeatedly prompting for sign-in credentials.

Disable Cross-Site Tracking

Enabling the "Prevent cross-site tracking" option in Safari's privacy settings can limit the ability of websites to track user activity across different sites. While this feature is designed to enhance user privacy, it can also impact the seamless functioning of certain websites, potentially leading to repeated sign-in requests. By toggling this setting off, users may experience fewer authentication prompts from Google services.

Adjust Security Preferences

Safari's security preferences can influence its interaction with Google's authentication mechanisms. By navigating to the "Security" tab within Safari's preferences, users can customize settings related to website security, plug-ins, and fraudulent sites. Adjusting these preferences, such as enabling or disabling specific plug-ins or adjusting the security level, can potentially alleviate issues related to persistent sign-in requests.

Manage AutoFill Data

Safari's AutoFill feature, which stores and automatically populates user information on web forms, can sometimes interfere with the smooth functioning of Google services. By accessing the "AutoFill" tab in Safari's preferences, users can manage stored user names, passwords, and other form data. Clearing or modifying the AutoFill data associated with Google services can help prevent repeated sign-in prompts.

Customize Website Settings

Safari allows users to customize settings for individual websites, including those associated with Google. By clicking on "Safari" in the menu bar and selecting "Settings for This Website," users can adjust specific preferences for a particular site. Customizing settings such as camera access, microphone permissions, and content blockers can potentially influence the way Google services interact with the browser, potentially reducing the frequency of sign-in requests.

By making these targeted adjustments to Safari settings, users can proactively address the recurring sign-in requests from Google while using the browser. These customizable preferences empower users to tailor their browsing experience and minimize disruptions caused by authentication prompts, ultimately enhancing their overall satisfaction with Safari's performance.

Using Private Browsing Mode

In addition to adjusting Safari settings, utilizing private browsing mode can offer a viable solution to the persistent sign-in requests from Google. Private browsing, also known as "Incognito" mode in some browsers, creates a temporary session that does not retain browsing history, cookies, or other site data after the session is closed. This can be particularly useful in preventing repeated sign-in prompts from Google services.

When users engage private browsing mode in Safari, the browser operates in a manner that does not store the user's browsing history, search history, or any information entered in forms. This can effectively prevent Google from persistently asking for sign-in credentials, as the temporary nature of the browsing session limits the retention of data that may trigger authentication requests.

To initiate private browsing mode in Safari, users can simply open a new private window by selecting "File" from the menu bar, followed by "New Private Window." Alternatively, users can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + N to quickly launch a private browsing session. Once in private browsing mode, users can browse the web without the concern of their browsing activity being stored, thereby reducing the likelihood of repeated sign-in requests from Google.

It's important to note that while private browsing mode can help mitigate the issue of persistent sign-in prompts, it may also impact certain website functionalities that rely on stored data or user preferences. As a result, users should be mindful of the trade-offs associated with private browsing and consider its implications on their overall browsing experience.

By leveraging private browsing mode in Safari, users can proactively address the inconvenience of repeated sign-in requests from Google, allowing for a more seamless and uninterrupted browsing experience. This approach complements the adjustments made to Safari settings, providing users with a versatile set of tools to manage their interaction with Google services and other websites while using the browser.

Clearing Cookies and Cache

Clearing cookies and cache in Safari can effectively alleviate the persistent sign-in requests from Google and enhance the overall browsing experience. Cookies are small pieces of data stored by websites on a user's device, while the cache comprises temporary files and images that help web pages load faster upon revisiting. However, an accumulation of outdated or corrupted cookies and cache data can lead to issues such as repeated sign-in prompts from Google.

To address this, users can navigate to the Safari menu and select "Preferences." Within the Preferences window, they can access the "Privacy" tab and click on "Manage Website Data." This option allows users to view and remove stored data for specific websites, including those associated with Google services. By locating and deleting Google-related cookies and cache data, users can effectively reset their interaction with Google's authentication mechanisms, potentially mitigating the recurring sign-in requests.

In addition to managing website data, users can directly clear cookies and cache from the Safari browser . By accessing the "Safari" menu and selecting "Clear History," users can choose to clear not only their browsing history but also cookies and other website data. This comprehensive approach to clearing browsing data can help reset the browser's interaction with Google services, reducing the likelihood of persistent sign-in prompts.

Furthermore, users can utilize the "Develop" menu in Safari to access advanced developer tools, including the option to clear cache and cookies for specific websites. By enabling the Develop menu in Safari's preferences and selecting "Empty Caches" or "Clear Cookies," users can take a targeted approach to resolving issues related to repeated sign-in requests from Google.

Clearing cookies and cache in Safari is a proactive step that can effectively address the underlying causes of persistent sign-in prompts from Google. By regularly managing and clearing browsing data, users can maintain a streamlined browsing experience and minimize disruptions caused by authentication requests. This approach, when combined with other strategies such as adjusting Safari settings and utilizing private browsing mode, empowers users to take control of their interaction with Google services while using the Safari browser.

In conclusion, the persistent request to sign in to Google while using Safari can be a source of frustration for many users. However, by understanding the underlying causes and implementing targeted solutions, individuals can regain control over their browsing experience and minimize the disruptions caused by repeated sign-in prompts.

Throughout this article, we have explored various strategies to address the issue of Google incessantly asking for sign-ins on Safari. From adjusting Safari settings to utilizing private browsing mode and clearing cookies and cache, users have a range of effective tools at their disposal to mitigate this inconvenience.

By customizing Safari settings, users can tailor the browser's behavior to better accommodate their interaction with Google services. Managing website data, adjusting security preferences, and customizing settings for individual websites are proactive steps that can significantly impact the frequency of sign-in requests.

Furthermore, leveraging private browsing mode offers a temporary solution to the issue, allowing users to browse the web without the concern of stored data triggering repeated authentication prompts. While private browsing may have certain trade-offs, it serves as a valuable tool in managing the interaction with Google services on Safari.

Clearing cookies and cache in Safari is another essential step in addressing the persistent sign-in requests from Google. By regularly managing and removing outdated or corrupted browsing data, users can reset their interaction with Google's authentication mechanisms, ultimately reducing the likelihood of repeated sign-in prompts.

In combination, these strategies empower users to proactively manage their browsing experience and minimize disruptions caused by authentication requests. By taking a holistic approach to addressing the issue, individuals can enjoy a more seamless and uninterrupted browsing experience while using Safari.

It's important to note that while these solutions can effectively mitigate the issue of persistent sign-in prompts from Google, individual experiences may vary based on factors such as specific website configurations and user preferences. Therefore, users are encouraged to explore and implement these strategies in a manner that best suits their browsing habits and requirements.

In essence, by understanding the technical aspects that contribute to the issue and implementing the appropriate adjustments, users can navigate the online landscape with greater ease and efficiency, free from the interruptions of repeated sign-in requests from Google on Safari.

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Several iPad and iPhone users have said that they are unable to sign in to their Google Account on Safari in iOS and iPadOS. Are you having this problem on your iPhone or iPad? This article lists several troubleshooting tips that you can use if you run into this problem. This is an important problem because unless you fix it, you will not be able to access and get the most out of all the Google products and services you use such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and YouTube.

Users have said that the Google Account Sign-in page (https://accounts.google.com) gets stuck at loading when attempting to enter a password. They see a blank page. It appears that this problem occurs on Safari and users who are using the other browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, etc) do not experience this problem. Furthermore, it appears that users cannot automatically sign in to the Google Account in Safari when signed in to the Mail app or Google app. Thus, it further appears that, because of this problem, users are unable to add a new email account in Apple Mail to the iPhone or iPad.

See also: How to Set Up Smart Mailboxes on your Mac

We previously wrote how you can troubleshoot the Gmail blank page issue . And sometimes, you may experience the about:invalid#zClosurez error. See this article if Gmail is not working on your Mac .

1. Update your device

Update your device to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS . You can update your device wirelessly by going to Settings > General > Software Update and if there is an update, follow the onscreen instructions to update your device.

2. Delete the history and cookies from Safari in Settings

Clear the history, cache and cookies to see if this fixes your problem. Here is how:

  • On your device, tap Settings > Safari, and tap Clear History and Website Data.
  • Then go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data, then tap Remove All Website Data.

Clear History and website Data

Now restart your device and test again.

Note: You can also delete the browser cache in Safari on Mac .

3. Turn off requestIdleCallback

Some users have said that turning this off fixed their Google Account problem. Here is how:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Safari.
  • Scroll down and tap Advanced.
  • Tap Experimental Features.
  • Scroll down and find the “requestIdleCallback” option. And turn this off.
  • Now restart your device.
  • Open Safari and go to the Google sign-in page to see if it loads correctly now.

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4. Check your settings

Please review the following settings:

  • Settings > Safari > and find the Privacy and Security sections and ensure that Block All Cookies is turned off.
  • Settings > Safari > Advanced and ensure that JavaScript is turned on.
  • Settings > Safari > Page Zoom, change the zoom and set it to 100%, and try again.

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5. Google status check

If you are still having this problem, it is a good idea to check Google’s system status. Because there may be an outage for a Google service. It is possible that Gmail or Google Drive may be down. If this is the case, the problems are on Google’s end. If this is not the case, then this suggests the problem is not with Google but with the device trying to connect to the Google service. Here is how:

  • Open a browser like Safari.
  • Visit the Google status page ( link ).
  • Find the service(s) that is not working and you are looking to see if they are running or not.

See also: How to check Apple System Status .

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Fixed this issue on iOS 16.5:

Settings-safari-content blockers-accounts.google.com

Disable this toggle.

Turn off AdBlocker if these didn’t work. Worked for me on new iPhone

New method! Step 1: Open the Safari app directly and login to your desired google account. Step 2: After doing Step 1, retry the sign in process from “Settings > Accounts” and it will automatically sync with the session you just completed in Step 1

None of the above fixed my problem but here is what I did that fixed the problem

Go to Settings Go to SAfari Go to Advanced Click on Javascript enable Fixed it!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was so frustrating not being able to sign in to any google services accounts: gmail, YouTube, etc. I couldn’t find how to fix this anywhere until this article. I had a hunch one of the experimental feature settings was the culprit. (What the hell are these anyway??)

So turning OFF the requestidleCallBack feature was the solution. No need to restart the device.

Turned off “block all 3rd party redirects” in Safari’s Experimental Features. Thank you!!!

Turning off “requestIdle…” worked for me as well. I’ve been unable to sign into ANYTHING using my Google account as an option. Thanks!

Thanks! RequestIdleCallback solved the problem for me. This issue was a major waist of time until I found your solution.

To resolve the issue of logging into your Google account do the following:

1. Open the settings in iPad then click on Safari; 2. Go to Advanced 3. Disable ALL Experimental features or disable them one after the other if you’ve got the time and need to keep some of the experimental features, I personally have no need for any experiment.

Turn off requestIdleCallback worked! Thank you very much! This has.been a problem for well over a year, maybe two or three.

Turn off requestIdleCallback solved the problem for me. Thanks a lot for the help!

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I am having trouble signing in to my account from my Ipad. I am using the Safari Browser. It keeps defaulting back to Sign-in even though I am supplying the correct credentials. It works fine from other devices. 

Other users from my organization have reported the same issue. The problem cropped up since the last two days. It was working fine earlier. 

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Hi Kristin! My name is Therese, an Independent Advisor. Have you tried using a different internet connection? Please try deleting your Safari browser's cache and cookies and see if the same behavior occurs. Also, for testing purposes try disabling "Prevent cross-site tracking" to unblock third-party tracking cookies.. Go to your iPad settings > Safari > Toggle Off Then, close your browser and sign in again.

Hi Therese,

Thank you for your response. 

I tried the following for Safari:-

1. Cleared the cache/cookies/history

2. Disabled "Prevent cross-site tracking' 

This did not work.

I deleted cookies for Chrome but it did not help. After providing the Login/Password it prompts to sign in again. This happens both in Safari as well as Chrome. So its independent of the browser. 

Kindly note that I am able to login via my laptop (Windows 10) as well as Android phone . The issue is occurring on my iPAD. 

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Browserling offers free online cross-browser testing in the Safari browser. At the moment, we offer Safari versions that run on Windows but very soon we'll also be adding Safari on macOS. The Windows Safari versions are installed on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and XP. The installed Safari versions are from the official Apple installation packages and they are not fake browser emulators or simulators. To access Safari from Browserling, you don't have to install any additional software as Browserling is powered by HTML5 and JavaScript.

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Does Apple still maintain the Windows port of Safari?

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Do you offer Safari testing on macOS?

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Teams preview won't open in safari.

Safari 11.0 uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to block third-party tracking cookies. Because of the way Intelligent Tracking Prevention categorizes cookies, login.microsoftonline.com gets lumped into this category (even though login.microsoftonline.com is not a tracking domain), and Microsoft Teams is prevented from opening.

If you want to use Teams in Safari while Safari browser support is in preview , go to Preferences > Privacy   and uncheck the  Prevent cross-site tracking   setting. Then, close your browser and navigate back to teams.microsoft.com in Safari. 

Changing this setting may impact your experience on other websites.

Once Safari is fully supported for Teams, you will no longer need this workaround.

When you're done using Teams in Safari, go to Preferences > Privacy   and check the  Prevent cross-site tracking   setting again.

Read more about Intelligent Tracking Prevention here .

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Safari is the best way to experience the internet on all your Apple devices. It brings robust customisation options, powerful privacy protections, and optimises battery life — so you can browse how you like, when you like. And when it comes to speed, it’s the world’s fastest browser. 1

Performance

More battery. less loading..

With a blazing-fast JavaScript engine, Safari is the world’s fastest browser. 1 It’s developed to run specifically on Apple devices, so it’s geared to make the most out of your battery life and deliver long-lasting power.

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Increased performance

We’re always working to make the fastest desktop browser on the planet even faster.

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Improved power efficiency

Safari lets you do more online on a single charge.

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Up to 4 hours more streaming videos compared with Chrome 3

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Up to 17 hours of video streaming 3

Best-in-class browsing

Safari outperforms both Mac and PC browsers in benchmark after benchmark on the same Mac. 4

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JavaScript performance on advanced web applications. 4

Safari vs other Mac browsers

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Rendering performance of animated content. 4

Web application responsiveness. 4

4K video streaming

See your favourite shows and films in their best light. Safari supports in-browser 4K HDR video playback for YouTube, Netflix and Apple TV+. 5 And it runs efficiently for longer-lasting battery life.

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Privacy is built in.

Online privacy isn’t just something you should hope for — it’s something you should expect. That’s why Safari comes with industry-leading privacy protection technology built in, including Intelligent Tracking Prevention that identifies trackers and helps prevent them from profiling or following you across the web. Upgrading to iCloud+ gives you even more privacy protections, including the ability to sign up for websites and services without having to share your personal email address.

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention

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Safari stops trackers in their tracks.

What you browse is no one’s business but your own. Safari has built‑in protections to help stop websites and data-collection companies from watching and profiling you based on your browsing activity. Intelligent Tracking Prevention uses on-device intel­ligence to help prevent cross-site tracking and stops known trackers from using your IP address — making it incredibly difficult to learn who you are and what you’re interested in.

Privacy Report

Safari makes it simple to see how your privacy is protected on all the websites you visit. Click Privacy Report in the Safari menu for a snapshot of cross-site trackers currently prevented from profiling you on the website you’re visiting. Or view a weekly Privacy Report to see how Safari protects you as you browse over time.

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Customisation

Putting the you in url..

Safari is more customisable than ever. Organise your tabs into Tab Groups so it’s easy to go from one interest to the next. Set a custom background image and fine-tune your browser window with your favourite features — like Reading List, Favourites, iCloud Tabs and Siri Suggestions. And third-party extensions for iPhone, iPad and Mac let you do even more with Safari, so you can browse the way you want across all your devices.

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Safari Profiles allow you to separate your history, extensions, Tab Groups, favourites, cookies and more. Quickly switch between profiles for topics you create, like Personal and Work.

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Web apps let you save your favourite websites to the Dock on Mac and to the Home Screen on iPhone and iPad. A simplified toolbar and separate settings give you an app-like experience.

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Safari Extensions add functionality to your browser to help you explore the web the way you want. Find and add your favourite extensions in the dedicated Safari category on the App Store.

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Save and organise your tabs in the way that works best for you. Name your Tab Groups, edit them, and switch between them across devices. You can also share Tab Groups — making planning your next family trip or group project easier and more collaborative.

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Smart Tools

Designed to help your work flow..

Built-in tools create a browsing experience that’s far more immersive, intuitive and immediate. Get detailed information about a subject in a photo with just a click, select text within any image, instantly translate an entire web page, and quickly take notes wherever you are on a site — without having to switch apps.

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Notes is your go-to app to capture any thought. And with the Quick Note feature, you can instantly jot down ideas as you browse websites without having to leave Safari.

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Translate entire web pages with a single click. You can also get translations for text in images and paused video without leaving Safari.

Interact with text in any image or paused video on the web using functions like copy and paste, translate, and lookup. 6

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Visual Look Up

Quickly learn more about landmarks, works of art, breeds of dog and more, with only a photo or an image you find online. And easily lift the subject of an image from Safari, remove its background, and paste it into Messages, Notes or other apps.

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Surf safe and sound.

Strong security protections in Safari help keep you safe. Passkeys introduce a safer way to sign in. iCloud Keychain securely stores and autofills passkeys and passwords across all your devices. Safari also notifies you when it encounters suspicious websites and prevents them from loading. Because it loads each web page in a separate process, any harmful code is always confined to a single browser tab so it won’t crash the entire application or access your data. And Safari automatically upgrades sites from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS when available.

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Passkeys introduce a more secure and easier way to sign in. No passwords required.

Passkeys are end-to-end encrypted and safe from phishing and data leaks, and they are stronger than all common two-factor authentication types. Thanks to iCloud Keychain, they work across all your Apple devices, and they even work on non-Apple devices.

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Apple Pay and Wallet make checkout as easy as lifting a finger.

Apple Pay is the easiest and most secure way to shop on Safari — allowing you to complete transactions with Face ID or Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad, with Touch ID on your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, or by double-clicking the side button on your Apple Watch.

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With AutoFill, you can easily fill in your previously saved credit card information from the Wallet app during checkout. Your credit card details are never shared, and your transactions are protected with industry-leading security.

Same Safari. Different device.

Safari works seamlessly and syncs your passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs and more across Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. And when your Mac, iOS or iPadOS devices are near each other, they can automatically pass what you’re doing in Safari from one device to another using Handoff. You can even copy images, video or text from Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then paste into another app on your nearby Mac — or vice versa.

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When you use Safari on multiple devices, your tabs carry over from one Apple device to another. So you can search, shop, work or browse on your iPhone, then switch to your iPad or Mac and pick up right where you left off.

Save web pages you want to read later by adding them to your Reading List. Then view them on any of your iCloud-connected devices — even if you’re not connected to the internet.

iCloud Keychain securely stores your usernames, passkeys, passwords and credit card numbers, and keeps them up to date on your trusted devices. So you can easily sign in to your favourite websites — as well as apps on iOS and iPadOS — and quickly make online purchases.

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Safari 17.5 will not sign on onto the internet (Optimum.net)

Since Friday, 6/14/24, I have not been able to sign on to the internet (Optimum.net). I reached out to Optimum was advised to sign on using Google Chrome, an app I am not familiar using - they suggested Safari was an unstable app. I have never had an issue with Safari prior to this present issue. I have been searching for the Safari app to reinstall to see if it would resolve my issue but have not been able to find the app. This is related to my MacPro 2022.

MacBook Pro (M2, 2022)

Posted on Jun 17, 2024 6:17 AM

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Jun 17, 2024 10:47 AM in response to Kamal Jones

Try clearing the Safari history and cookies.

Jun 17, 2024 12:07 PM in response to 6x6

Thank you for the suggestion, I will give it a try.

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It worked! Thank you again.

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Great! You are welcome!

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  25. Safari 17.5 will not sign on onto the int…

    Since Friday, 6/14/24, I have not been able to sign on to the internet (Optimum.net). I reached out to Optimum was advised to sign on using Google Chrome, an app I am not familiar using - they suggested Safari was an unstable app. I have never had an issue with Safari prior to this present issue.