Update your apps to use new features, and test your apps against API changes.
Safari 12.1 is included with iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4. It's also available for macOS 10.13.6 and 10.12.6.
New features of Safari 12.1 include:
Dark Mode for the Web. The ability to enable color scheme customizations for websites while in Dark Mode.
Intelligent Tracking Prevention. New permission requirements for third-party cookies and new limits for long-term tracking.
Updated the push notification prompt for Safari on macOS to require a user gesture.
Updated the behavior of websites saved to the home screen on iOS to pause in the background instead of relaunching each time.
Updated Password AutoFill to sign in automatically to websites after filling in the credentials.
Security and Privacy
Added warnings displayed to the user when loading insecure pages in both Safari and in
Added support in
WKWebto show warnings automatically for pages flagged as phishing or malicious.
Removed support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable.
Updated the link behavior for
Intelligent Tracking Prevention
Removed support for partitioned cookies for domains with cross-site tracking capabilities. The Storage Access API now provides third-party access to cookies.
Improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention to limit long-term tracking based on client-side first-party cookies and to verify partitioned cache entries.
supported-color-schemesmeta tag to indicate a website supports
Added support for the Intersection Observer API, which detects the intersection of visible elements relative to other elements. Elements include the viewport of the top-level document.
Added support for the Web Share API to invoke the native share dialog provided by the system.
Added support for
Added support for the
Payment Request API
CSS and Text
Added support for the CSS media queries
Added support for CSS rules to customize text decorations like underlines and dashed underlines.
Added support for new
rgb()color functions from the CSS Color 4 specification.
Added support for H.264 simulcast and VP8 in WebRTC to improve support for multi-party video conferencing.
Enabled cross-browser Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) by adding APIs without the
Safari App Extension API
navigate(to:)for changing the URL of a tab.
getfor taking a screenshot of the visible contents of a page.
Screenshot Of Visible Area(completion Handler:)
getfor retrieving the base URI in the app extension process.
Base URI(completion Handler:)
Improved support for navigating backwards and forwards.
Web Inspector and Tools
Added support for multiple selection of DOM tree nodes and of entries in the Cookies table.
Improved styles editing with multiple selection support.
Updated Timelines to include media events.