How to Customize Safari Start Page in iOS 15

Get easier access to bookmarks and shared files by customizing your iPhone Safari start page.

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With the iOS 15 update, you can now customize your Safari start page (also called a Safari home page) to show the content you're most interested in. That way when you open Safari, you can access bookmarked pages and shared files with a single tap on your screen. We'll show you how!

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Easily view the bookmarks, shared files, and privacy reports you're most interested in.
  • Organize your Safari home page content to best suit your browsing preferences. 

How to Customize Safari Home Page

Use the steps below to learn how to customize your Safari background image and the content displayed on your customized Safari home page. To see more iOS 15 tips and tricks, check out our free Tip of the Day newsletter!

  1. Open Safari

  2. If you're not already on a blank Safari home page, swipe left on the browser bar (to scroll all the way right) until you open a new blank tab.

    Customize Safari home page
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the new blank tab if needed and tap Edit.

  4. Tap each toggle to display the related content on your custom Safari home page.

  5. To change the order of the sections, tap and drag the three lines icon and move each section higher or lower. 

  6. If you want to set a Safari background wallpaper, tap the Background Image toggle if it's not already enabled.

  7. Tap to select one of the default background images. 

  8. If you want to set one of your photos as a custom background, tap the plus icon. 

  9. Select an image from your Photos library by tapping on it.

  10. Once you've finished adjusting your customized settings, tap the X icon in the upper-right corner to return to your Safari home page.

The great news is that your customized home page settings can also be shared across Apple devices, as long as those devices are signed into the same Apple ID and have iCloud enabled for Safari. 

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Ashleigh Page

Ashleigh Page is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. With a background in computer science and creative writing, she loves blending aspects of the technical and creative. An avid technology enthusiast, she adores Apple products and keeping up with the latest innovations. When she’s not working, Ashleigh is often found crafting whimsical (and sometimes nonsensical) short stories, hiking, and playing sand volleyball.