You can use custom backgrounds and widgets to make Safari more interesting (and useful).
We recently discussed how to hide the browsing history of the ad tracker in Safari, which is great, but one reason many people are hesitant to use Safari is simply because it looks a little bit compared to other browsers boring. But Apple is trying to change this in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Now you will have a modular homepage with a customizable background, and you should have some fun from it.
But by default, Safari displays a lot of content here. You can see your bookmarks, reading lists, and privacy reports, not to mention the annoying sharing part with you, which is filled with links shared in the messaging app. Fortunately, you can add, delete, and reorder any modules you want.
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To get started, open Safari on your iPhone or iPad. If you are not on the new tab page, click the tab button on the bottom toolbar, just below the URL bar (if you don’t like the URL bar here, you can put it back on top). Then click the More button to open a new tab.
Here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Edit” button.
You will now find all modules at the top. You can enable or disable favorites, frequently visited, shared with you, privacy reports, Siri suggestions, reading list, and iCloud tag modules. Use the three-line control icon to drag and rearrange the modules. You can also select “Use Homepage Appearance via iCloud” to make your settings consistent on all connected iCloud devices.
Next, enable the “Background Image” function to see a list of all available background images. Touch the background image to switch to it. You can also touch the plus button to select any image from the camera roll. Once you finish customizing the home screen, click the close “X” button at the top. That’s it, your new home page will be updated and ready.
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