How to Update Browser on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Updating your browser on your iPhone is essential for security, performance, and compatibility with the latest web technologies. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to update your browser on iPhone.

Step 1: Check for Updates

To begin, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down and tap on General.

In the General settings, locate and tap on Software Update. This will check if there are any available updates for your iPhone’s operating system.

Step 2: Update iOS

If there is a software update available, tap on Download and Install. This will start the process of updating your iPhone’s operating system.

Note: It is recommended to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the update to avoid excessive data usage.

Step 3: Update Safari Browser

After updating your iOS, it’s time to ensure that your Safari browser is up to date as well. Open the App Store by tapping on its icon.

In the App Store, tap on Updates at the bottom right corner of the screen. If an update for Safari is available, it will appear in the list of pending updates.

Note: If you don’t see Safari in the list of updates, it means that you already have the latest version installed.

Step 4: Install Browser Alternatives

Besides Safari, there are several alternative browsers available for iPhone users. These browsers offer different features and functionalities compared to Safari.

You can find them by searching in the App Store using keywords like “web browser” or the specific name of the browser you are interested in.

Some popular alternative browsers for iPhone include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. Install the browser(s) of your choice from the App Store and follow their respective update procedures to ensure you have the latest version installed.

Step 5: Enable Automatic Updates

To ensure that your iPhone’s browser and other apps stay up to date automatically in the future, you can enable automatic updates. This will save you time and effort by letting your device handle updates in the background.

To enable automatic updates, go back to Settings, tap on App Store, and then toggle on the App Updates option under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS.


In this tutorial, we covered the steps to update your browser on iPhone. Keeping your browser up to date is crucial for security, performance, and compatibility with modern web technologies. By following these steps, you can ensure that both Safari and any alternative browsers you choose are always running the latest versions.

Note: It’s a good practice to regularly check for updates and keep your iPhone’s software up to date for an optimal browsing experience.

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