Customize Your Safari Start Page

Apple introduced its latest version of iOS, iOS 15, with a wide range of the latest and exciting features. The iOS 15 update has brought several significant modifications for Facetime calls, Live Text, tools to focus and reduce distraction, new notifications experience, redesigned Safari, new privacy features, and so on.

The latest iOS 15 Safari now features a new design that enables users to move the search bar to the bottom of the iPhone screen. This feature makes it easier for users to access the address bar single-handedly and they can swipe between tabs. Additionally, the Tab Groups let iPhone users create a group of open tabs that they can access through other devices. Apple users can now search the web by voice command and web extensions on iOS.

In iOS 15, you can edit the Safari start page to your heart’s content. Like Safari on Mac, you can customize your background and also add or remove display sections such as reports, website icons, and more.

Here, in this article, we will show you how to customize your Safari start page and background. So, let’s begin.

How to Customize Your Safari Start Page on iPhone

At the start page of Safari, you will see frequently visited sites, bookmarked sites, reading list items, privacy reports, open tabs on your other Apple devices, Siri suggested sites, and more.

You may wish to keep more useful options and sections on the start page or want to keep things more organized here. Here we will discuss some steps by which you can enable or disable options and sections from the start page of Safari:

Open Safari and launch a new tab

Scroll down and click on Edit option

On the Customize Start Page, toggle off the options you want to disable

Then tap on the three-line icon and drag the icons up and down to rearrange the order

You can change these settings anytime you want by following these simple steps.

How To Customize Your Safari Background Image on iOS 15

Adding a background to your Safari’s landing page is the best way to spice up your browsing experience. Apple gives users the option to choose a pre-set image or even select their own image from the Photos app. Follow the below-mentioned steps to do so:

Launch Safari on your iOS device

Open a new tab and stay on the start page

Scroll down to the bottom and click on Edit option

Then, click the toggle for Background Image to turn it ON

Now, click on the wallpaper to set a pre-set image

If you prefer to use your own image, click on the plus button (+)

After that, select an image from your Photos app

Then, click on the X icon to close the screen

You will see that your chosen image is set as the background image for your Safari’s start page.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, it is very simple to customize your start page and background on iPhone and iPad in iOS 15. Changing the settings will give you a better experience whenever you open up a new tab in Safari. Besides, it is a great way to add your own touch to the Safari browser.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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