How to Show Website Icons on Safari Tabs in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

The Favicons in the Safari tabs may not win favor from everyone. However, I’ve always found them not just visually appealing but also more convenient for spotting a particular site. That’s why I appreciate the idea of adding favicons to Safari tabs in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave as well.

While the website icons show right next to the title of any site in the Safari tab for macOS, it appears to the right of the X button in the Safari tabs for iOS. Thanks to the graphics, your eyes can easily find specific sites. Let’s check out the way to add the favicon to the Safari tab.

How to Show Favicons (Website Icons) on Safari Tabs on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to Add Favicons to Safari Tabs in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on “Safari.”

Tap on Settings then Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Turn on the switch next “Show Icons in Tabs.”

Show Website Icons in Safari Tabs on iPhone or iPad

The change will come into action immediately. Now, open Safari and hit the tab icon in the bottom right corner.

You should see a site’s icon to the right of the “X” button. Doesn’t it make it a bit easier to spot a specific website?

That’s was about iPhone and iPad. Showing website icons on Safari tabs on Mac running macOS Mojave is equally easy. Let’s check out the way.

How to Add Favicons to Safari Tabs in macOS Mojave

Step #1. Open Safari on your Mac → Click on Safari in the menu → Select Preferences.

Click on Preferences in Safari on Mac

Step #2. Go to “Tabs” Click in the check box next to “Show website icons in tabs.”

Add Favicons to Safari Tabs in Mac

That’s all, now onwards, favicons will be displayed in each tab as shown in the below screenshot.

Show Website Icons on Safari Tabs on Mac

Later, if you happen to change your mind or no longer want to show websites icons in the Safari tabs, all you need to do is follow the same steps mentioned above and then disable this feature in the end.

That’s it, folks!

Over to You

There is nothing new about favicons as they have existed for years in other web browsers like Chrome and Firefox. I’m really glad that Apple has not just re-added them to its web browser for Mac but also introduced them for the first time on iOS devices.

Several simple yet pretty useful features have arrived with the latest iOS version. And the ones that I have found worth noting are Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, Notification Grouping and the option to use alternate Face IDs on iPhone X.

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How to Add Favicons to Safari Tabs in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


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