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Easily Change Your Safari Home Page on iOS and macOS

How You Can Change Safari Homepage on Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Safari is the default browser on all your Apple devices and is one of the most used browsers in the United States. Like every browser, it has its perks and downsides.

One of the advantages over other browsers that Safari can offer is iCloud tab browsing, which allows you to see what tabs you have opened on the other device. For example, you can see your tab list on your iPhone while browsing on your Mac. Tough, this feature works only if your devices are connected to the same iCloud account.

Easily Change Your Safari Home Page on iOS and macOS

The other features include website sharing and reading view.

With website sharing, you can quickly share a website from the browser to a messaging app.

Reading View is probably one of the favorites as the browser can detect articles and present them to you without any advertisements and website navigation, so the reading experience is more pleasurable.

The Safari browser is also very energy efficient. That's because most of the browsing is done on portable devices such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks that have chargeable batteries.

Safari also has the option to change its homepage. A homepage is the main page or the first page you see when you launch the browser. If you have a favorite website that you'd like to see every time you open Safari you can set it as a homepage. That way, you can access it quickly.

For example, the first thing you'd like to do in the morning is find out what's happening globally and find out all the news. So, instead of entering the website into the address bar, you can see it instantly when you open Safari.

Or maybe you use Youtube a lot and want to see if there are any new videos posted throughout the day by someone you follow. By setting the homepage to that person's youtube channel, you'll be able to see an updated window every time you open a tab.

In this article, you'll find out how you can change the Safari homepage on your Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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How to Change Safari Homepage on your iPhone and iPad

Unfortunately, the Safari browser on your iOS device doesn't have the option to change the homepage. But you can create a shortcut on your home screen to access the website with one tap.

To create a website shortcut on iPhone and iPad, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Safari browser on your iOS device.
2. Go to the website you want to create a shortcut for.
3. Then, at the bottom menu, tap on the "Share" button that looks like a square with an arrow pointing up.

Click on Share

4. When the menu pops up, scroll down and click on "Add to Home Screen".

Add webpage to home screen

5. Name your shortcut and then tap on "Add", located at the top left corner.

Click on Add

The website shortcut will be added to your home screen. When you click on it, you'll be taken to that website. It will still open in the Safari browser, so you can use that shortcut to open it and start browsing.

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How to Change Safari Homepage on your Mac

You can change the Safari browser homepage easily with a few clicks of your mouse.

To change the Safari browser homepage on Mac, follow the steps below:

1. Launch Safari browser from the Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. In the menu bar, click on "Safari" and go to "Preferences".

Go to Safari Preferences

3. Then, go to the "Generals" tab.
4. Next to "Homepage", type in or paste the URL of the website you want to be the Safari homepage.

Enter website url

Or you can go to that website, go to Safari preferences and then click on "Set to Current Page".

Set home screen to current page

You can also make the homepage website open every time you open a new tab or a window.

To open the homepage website when a new tab and window opens, follow the steps below:

1. Launch Safari browser from the Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. In the menu bar, click on "Safari" and go to "Preferences".

Go to Safari Preferences

3. Then, go to the "Generals" tab.
4. Next to "New windows open with", click on the drop-down menu and select "Homepage".
5. Next to "New tabs open with", click on the drop-down menu and select "Homepage" as well.

Select to see homepage when new tab and window opened

Now, when you open a new tab or window, you'll see the homepage website.

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We hope this article was helpful!

You can also check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial.

Video on How You Can Change Safari Homepage on Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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