How to change your Safari background on iPhone

Safari custom background

Apple continues to add customization options to its mobile devices, from home screen widgets to font keyboards. Wallpaper backgrounds for the home and lock screens may be one of the earliest places where iOS allowed users to create a unique look. Now Safari offers the option for a custom background behind the new tab screen.

How to use private browsing with Safari on iPhone

Safari private browsing

Apple has redesigned Safari in the latest iteration of iOS. The most noticeable change since iOS 15 was moving the address/search bar to the bottom of the iPhone display. Instead of viewing a single tab, Apple has created grouped tabs controlled from the new address bar. Fortunately for fans of the classic arrangement there is an option to move the address bar back to its normal location at the top of the screen.

How to move the Safari address bar on iPhone

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Apple has redesigned Safari with a new tab bar. This address/search bar appears at the bottom of the iPhone screen by default. Many users find this takes some getting used to, as the address bar has always been located at the top of the display. For anyone not enjoying the new setup, Safari makes it possible to bring back the old configuration.

Moving the address bar back to its classic location at the top of the screen can be accomplished two different ways. Either navigate through Settings or make the change directly in Safari on iOS 15 or later.

How to create and use Tab Groups in Safari on iPhone

How to create and use Tab Groups in Safari on iPhone and iPad.

For many of us it is not unusual to have many tens if not hundreds of tabs open in Safari. Between opening new tabs with every link you tap on in an email or other message and leaving tabs open to come back to later (instead of bookmarking them or adding them to your reading list), they can quickly add up. iOS 15 introduces a powerful new way of organizing them - Tab Groups. With Tab Groups you can organize your tabs into categories so you can quickly locate the one you're looking for, rather than searching through a hundred tabs.

How to import your Chrome passwords into iCloud Keychain

How to import your Chrome passwords into iCloud Keychain.

The average person these days likely has many tens if not hundreds of username / password combos that are saved by (and even created by) Chrome or Safari. If you use both browsers you probably want Safari to be able to use the login info that you have stored in Chrome and vice-versa, because it can become a nuisance when you are trying to log into a service on Safari but you don't know the login because you originally created it with Chrome. Luckily macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (and above) lets you easily import your Chrome passwords to your iCloud KeyChain. Here's how to do it:


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