iOS 15: How to customize start page in Safari on iPhone and iPad

How to customize start page in Safari on iOS 15

In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple allows you to edit the Safari welcome page to your heart’s content. Like Safari on Mac, you can set a background image and also add or remove display sections like website icons, reports, and more. Let me show you how to customize the start page in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

How to personalize your Safari start page on iPhone

The start page is the first screen you see when you launch Safari or open a new empty tab. Here, you’ll see bookmarked sites, frequently visited websites, privacy reports, items in the reading list, Siri suggested sites, open tabs on your other Apple devices, etc.

You may want to keep things more organized or wish to keep more useful options and sections here. For example, I do not like privacy reports and reading lists on my Safari start page, so I don’t keep them. Your preferences may be different.

Here’s how to enable or disable sections from Safari’s start page.

  1. Open Safari and stay on the start page.
    If an existing web page opens, hit the tabs icon and launch a new tab.
  2. Scroll down and tap Edit.
  3. On the Customize Start Page, toggle off the options you do not want.
  4. You may also rearrange the order by touching the three lines icon and dragging it up or down.

    How to personalize and declutter Safari start page on iPhone in iOS 15

Anytime you change your mind, follow the same steps to remove or add more sections.

How to add background image to Safari start page in iOS 15

You can use one of the wallpapers by Apple or choose a custom image from your Photos app. Here’s how.

  1. Open Safari and stay on the start page.
  2. Scroll down and tap Edit.
  3. Toggle on Background Image.
  4. Tap a wallpaper or the plus icon to choose an image from the iPhone Camera Roll.
  5. Tap X to close this screen.
    You will see the selected image as the background image for Safari’s start page.

    How to add a background image to Safari’s start page in iOS 15

This is how you can customize the start page in Safari on iPhone. I hope this brief guide was helpful. If you have any further related queries, drop them in the comments section below.

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