Detect Safari browser

Detect Safari browser

How to detect Safari browser using JavaScript? I have tried code below and it detects not only Safari but also Chrome browser.
function IsSafari() {

var is_safari = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf(‘safari/’) > -1;
return is_safari;



Solution 1:

You can easily use index of Chrome to filter out Chrome:

var ua = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase(); 
if (ua.indexOf('safari') != -1) { 
  if (ua.indexOf('chrome') > -1) {
    alert("1") // Chrome
  } else {
    alert("2") // Safari

Solution 2:

Note: always try to detect the specific behavior you’re trying to fix, instead of targeting it with isSafari?

As a last resort, detect Safari with this regex:

var isSafari = /^((?!chrome|android).)*safari/i.test(navigator.userAgent);

It uses negative look-arounds and it excludes Chrome, Edge, and all Android browsers that include the Safari name in their user agent.

Solution 3:

As other people have already noted, feature detection is preferred over checking for a specific browser. One reason is that the user agent string can be altered. Another reason is that the string may change and break your code in newer versions.

If you still want to do it and test for any Safari version, I’d suggest using this

var isSafari = navigator.vendor && navigator.vendor.indexOf('Apple') > -1 &&
               navigator.userAgent &&
               navigator.userAgent.indexOf('CriOS') == -1 &&
               navigator.userAgent.indexOf('FxiOS') == -1;

This will work with any version of Safari across all devices: Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPad.


To test in your current browser:

Edit 2

Updated according to Chrome docs to detect Chrome on iOS correctly

It’s worth noting that all Browsers on iOS are just wrappers for Safari and use the same engine. See’s comment on his own answer in this thread.

Edit 3

Updated according to Firefox docs to detect Firefox on iOS correctly

Solution 4:

Just use:

var isSafari = window.safari !== undefined;
if (isSafari) console.log("Safari, yeah!");

Solution 5:

This code is used to detect only safari browser

if ("Safari") >= 0 &&"Chrome") < 0) 
   alert("Browser is Safari");          

Solution 6:

Because userAgent for chrome and safari are nearly the same it can be easier to look at the vendor of the browser


navigator.vendor ==  "Apple Computer, Inc."


navigator.vendor ==  "Google Inc."

FireFox (why is it empty?)

navigator.vendor ==  ""

IE (why is it undefined?)

navigator.vendor ==  undefined