How to Make Safari The Default Browser on Mac

Making Safari your default Mac browser is very easy and I recommend this browser over any other simply because it’s Apple’s native app and works seamlessly with Macs.

Hi! I’m Andreas, an Apple Mac fanatic who has been tinkering with Safari for the better two decades. In this article, I will share a step-by-step guide that helps you make Safari your default browser on Mac. 

So let’s start!

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Safari Default Browser on Mac

Step 1: Click on the “Apple” menu on your Mac screen.

Step 2: Choose the Apple menu’s “System Preferences” option.

Step 3: Select the “General tab from the system preference window.

Step 4: Select the “Default web browser pop-up menu from the general menu and choose “Safari“. 

That’s it! Safari is now your default Mac browser.

Which Browser Can Be Set as Default on Mac?

Besides Safari, you can also set Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera as the default web browser on your Mac.


Safari is Apple’s default browser, but an alternative web browser of your choice can turn out to be the default without your knowledge. If you follow the steps in this article, they will get you back to using Safari as a default browser on your Mac. 

What’s your favorite browser? Let me know in the comments.

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