Enable Safari’s Bookmarks Bar

iPad_Sep09_CMost Apple’s iPad users spend a considerable amount of time online and is surfing the Internet. To do this they mainly rely on Safari, Apple’s Internet browser which is included on all Apple devices. While Safari is a perfectly fine browser, at first glance it seems to be missing a Bookmarks Bar. But, did you know that there is actually a Bookmarks Bar on Safari? You just need to turn it on!

Here is a brief overview of how you can obtain and manage the Bookmarks Bar on your iPad’s version of Safari:

Adding the Bookmarks Bar
You can enable this feature by:

  1. Tapping on the Settings app on your iPad.
  2. Selecting Safari from the left-hand column.
  3. Sliding Always Show Bookmarks Bar to On.

This will add the Bookmarks Bar to every window of Safari on your iPad. When you launch Safari, you should notice a new grey bar below the URL bar. When you bookmark a page and save it to the Bar, you will see the name of the page appear.

Adding bookmarks to the Bookmark Bar
If you would like to add bookmarks to this Bar, you can do so by:

  1. Navigating to the webpage in Safari.
  2. Tapping the + beside the URL bar.
  3. Naming the page by deleting or modifying the text below Save.
  4. Pressing on Bookmarks then on Bookmarks Bar in the pop-up window.
  5. Selecting Save.

The name of the site should pop up in the Bookmarks Bar to the right of the last bookmark added to the Bar.

Editing the Bookmarks Bar
Eventually you will want to edit the Bookmarks Bar. This can be done by:

  1. Tapping the book icon at the top of the window.
  2. Pressing Bookmarks Bar followed by Edit in the window that opens.

You will now be able to select different bookmarks. If you press the red circle with the X in it beside each bookmark, it will be deleted. If you tap on the bookmark itself you should be able to edit its name and URL. Tap Done after you have edited or deleted what you need to and any changes should be updated.

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