Installing Safari 9 in macOS Sierra?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shoelessone, May 17, 2017.

  1. shoelessone macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Hello all!

    I'm a web / software developer and a client is reporting bugs in Safari 9. A friend that has Safari 9 was able to reproduce the issue, but I need to actually look at the page / javascript errors / etc myself to figure out what's going on / debug / test.

    I've googled of course, and even found some threads here, but most of them dealt with significantly older versions of Safari and most of the methods / tools suggested are no longer available / supported.

    I'm wondering if somebody can point me down a path of installing Safari 9 in on my macOS Sierra install.

    Thank you for any help!! <3
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68040


    Sep 23, 2005
    You will probably need to install a virtual machine in Parallels or VmWare, or partition your disk, and use Safari 9 with an older OS.
  3. shoelessone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Thanks for the reply!

    I'lll go through that if needed of course, but to be honest I'm hoping for something less time intensive :(

    Thank you!
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Safari is too integrated into the macOS to be able to backdate it like that. Running an older version in a virtual machine is your only viable option if you don't have a separate computer.
  5. presenta macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2016
    Bulgaria (EU)
    An alternative to virtual machines is to use a remote device service, such as Safari 9.1 is available in El Capitan image. There was a 15 min. trial, as long as I can remember.
  6. dwig macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2015
    Key West FL
    In the long run, someone doing this professionally should have appropriate test machines. The best solution would be to acquire an older Mac that originally ran 10.7, or so. You can then add a second HD, external if necessary, that has multiple partitions. Install 10.7, or whatever old OS you intend to support, on the machine, clone the installation to each of the partitions on the second drive, and then upgrade each of the second drive's partitions on one of the newer OS versions up to the newest the machine accepts.

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