How to Add Web Pages to Safari Favorites on the iPhone & iPad

Favorite frequently visited webpages in Safari so you can quickly find them later on your iPhone

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If you have favorite pages and sites that you visit frequently, it makes sense to add them to Favorites in the Safari browser. This way, you'll be able to go back to them with a few taps of a finger, rather than typing in the URL or searching the web every time you want to reference them. Let's learn how to save Favorites in Safari, as well as how to find your Safari Favorites.

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Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Keep your most important Safari bookmarks in one place.
  • Easily find your most frequently visited pages by making them Safari Favorites.
  • See your Favorites on Safari's homepage.

How to Add Favorites to Safari on Your iPhone or iPad

We've already gone over how to use search suggestions in Safari and Chrome and how to use Reader mode in Safari. For more great Safari navigation tips, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's go over how to add Favorites to Safari.

There are a few ways to save pages from the Safari browser for future reference. We've shown you how to save articles and pages to a reading list, so that you can read them on or offline, and how to make bookmark folders in Safari. Now, let's go over how to add Favorites on your iPhone so you can easily visit your favorite pages.

Note: When you bookmark a page on your iPhone or iPad, the page is automatically saved to Favorites, but not every page I want to bookmark is actually one of my favorite sites or pages. My solution is to organize my regular bookmarks into bookmark folders by category, and save Favorites for my most frequently visited pages and websites. 

  1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.

    Open Safari
     
  2. Navigate to the website or page you want to add to Favorites and tap the Share icon


     
  3. Swipe up to find the Favorites option.


     
  4. Tap Add to Favorites.

    Tap Add to Favorites
  5. If you'd like, you can name your new Favorite to more easily identify it.

    Change name
     
  6. Tap Save.

    Save Favorite

How to Find Safari Favorites on iPhone or iPad

After you've added to your Favorites list on your iPhone or iPad, here's how to find those Favorites:

  1. To find your Favorites any time you need them, open the Safari app again.

    Open Safari
     
  2. Tap and hold the tabs icon.

    tabs icon iOS 15 Safari
     
  3. Tap New Tab.


     
  4. This will bring you to the Safari start page. You'll see your Favorites listed at the top.


     
  5. To see all Favorites, tap the Bookmarks icon.

    tap on Move to App Library
     
  6. Tap Favorites.

    Tap Safari Favorites
     
  7. Now you'll see a list of all your Favorites. Tap the website or page you'd like to visit from your Safari Favorites.

    Safari Favorites list
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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.