One of the most used applications by all Apple users is Safari, the native browser of those from Cupertino. This has evolved over the years, becoming the most efficient and secure browser for all Apple devices. In this post we are going to see how we can customize the Safari home page.
How to customize the Safari home page?
Whenever we open Safari, we always get a series of default tabs. However, we can determine that the home page is Google’s own search engine, our work page or any page we like.
Customize the start page from Mac
To do this, from Safari we go to System preferences which is located in the upper left, we also have the keyboard shortcut to access it quickly, which is Command + ,. The steps are the following:
- Once inside the Preferences tab, click on General.
- We go to the Home Page and write the Web address that you want Safari to open by default.
From the Mac, we can also configure the Safari window to open new windows and/or tabs from the start page. To do this, from System Preferences and General settings, click on the option “We chose home page.” You select the pages that you want to appear every time you open the Safari app.
Change Safari home page on iPhone and iPad
Unlike macOS, the operating system of iPhone and iPad, differently customize the Safari launch window. The steps are the following:
- we open the safari apps on our iPhone or iPad.
- We access the page that we want to use by default.
- We select the share button which is located at the top.
- Click on “Add home screen”
- We rename or leave the name of the web page the same.
- Click on add.
In this way, whenever we go to navigate from Safari, the home page that we have determined will appear.
Just like on Mac, we can also customize the Safari home page, where you can add new background images, colors and options. To do this, tap on the tabs button and then tap on the “New Tab” button. Next, select the options you want to appear on the home page, including: Tab Group Favorites, Recently Closed Tabs, Favorites, Siri Suggestions, Shared with You, Frequently Visited, and Reading List.
Finally, one of the options that Apple allows is set the same home page on all Apple devices that have the same ID. To standardize the home pages of Apple devices, you have to customize one of your devices and in system preferences, press the option “Keep your settings and preferences in sync across all Apple devices where you’re signed in with your Apple ID”
Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever customized the Safari home screen on Mac, iPad, or iPhone.