With all the glorious changes in Safari iOS 7, we need to learn a thing or two to make the best use of the features. One of the interesting additions is the new tab display – which shows all the favorite links saved up in your Favorites folder in Safari.
For super-heavy users who have a bunch of favorites saved in multiple folders, accessing their favorite websites can be easy/hard depending on the configurations. Here’s a quickie to help you access favorites faster and keep them organized.
By default, Safari’s new tabs show all the links in your favorites folder as icons. You can tap-n-hold to drag and move the labels around. But did you know that you can also have favorites from particular folders show up? That’s a cool addition that makes sure you can access your favorites faster.
To Access Favorites Faster on Safari in iOS 7 from Your iPhone or iPad do this:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap on Safari
- Tap on Favorites
- By default, ‘Favorites’ has the tick. If you have folders within Favorites, they will be shown here. You can select them instead.
- When you select some other folder within Favorites, links within that folder will be shown in Safari whenever you open a new tab.
Now that you know this trick, you can put all news-related favorites under a folder and have that displayed in Safari’s default new tab view. With this, your access to favorites becomes quicker.
To switch back to a view where you see all favorites, you can select ‘Favorites’ from Settings → Safari → Favorites. Basically, this is switching back to the default setting.
If you have bookmarked a website but that isn’t showing up on the new tab page, it’s most likely because the bookmarked website is not within Favorites folder. You can edit the bookmark and change its location to Favorites to have the bookmark show up in the new tab view.