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WebRTC protocol in Apple Safari browser

To enable WebRTC protocol properly in Apple Safari browser, follow these steps:

Update Safari: Make sure you have the latest version of Safari installed. This ensures that you have the most up-to-date WebRTC support. To update Safari, go to the Apple menu, click «System Preferences,» and then click «Software Update.» If any updates are available for Safari, install them.

Check WebRTC settings: By default, Safari should have WebRTC enabled. There are no built-in settings to enable or disable WebRTC in Safari, as it is always enabled in modern versions of the browser.

Allow camera and microphone access: WebRTC requires access to your camera and microphone for real-time communication. When prompted by a website that uses WebRTC, make sure to allow access to your camera and microphone. You can also manage these settings by clicking the camera icon in the address bar or by going to Safari » Preferences » Websites » Camera or Microphone.

Check for browser extensions: Some browser extensions might interfere with WebRTC functionality. If you're experiencing issues with WebRTC, try disabling your extensions one by one to see if the issue resolves. To do this, go to Safari » Preferences » Extensions, and uncheck the box next to each extension to disable it. Restart Safari and test WebRTC again.

Test WebRTC functionality: To make sure WebRTC is working correctly, visit a WebRTC testing website such as This site will run a series of tests to ensure your browser is properly set up for WebRTC. Read more here:

By following these steps, WebRTC should be properly enabled in your Apple Safari browser, allowing you to use real-time communication features on websites and web applications that support the protocol. Keep in mind that WebRTC support in Safari may not be as comprehensive as in other browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Some WebRTC features or applications may not work as expected in Safari due to browser-specific limitations.

Alternately you can use the following alternative websites to test your WebRTC functionality: – Online Mic Test allows you to test both your microphone and webcam. It's not specific to WebRTC but can help you verify that your devices are working correctly before using a WebRTC application.

Please note that these websites require you to grant permission to access your camera and microphone. Make sure you allow access when prompted to ensure accurate test results.

Updated on: 17/05/2024

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