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How to Change Safari Start Page Image in iPhone/iPad

Learn how to change the background image and set a photo on the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad. We can choose a personal image or set from the available list.

With Safari, quite a few noteworthy features managed to catch the attention of the masses.

While the likes of Live Text, Focus Mode, and SharePlay were some of the striking additions to the OS, the changes made to the Safari browser managed to grab the limelight.

The introduction of Tab Grouping, shifting the address bar to the bottom of the screen, support for extensions, and the pull-to-refresh feature- all proved to be a welcome enhancement from the Cupertino giants.

Add to it that you could now customize the browser’s background, and Apple seems to have check-marked most of the right boxes this time.

For the unaware, up until this point, you only had the option to settle with either a plain white or black image, depending on your device theme. However, you can choose from custom background images or add your own from the gallery.

So if you plan to give the browser a personalized touch, follow along with the steps to change the Safari background on iPhone and iPad.

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Note: The Safari iPhone or iPad changes will be automatically synced with other connected devices if signed in with the same iCloud or Apple ID.
Change Safari Background image in iPhone and iPad

Change Background Image

You could change the Safari browser’s background image with the ones provided by Apple or add it to your collections. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Safari browser on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Start Page or Open a New Tab in the browser.
  3. Tap the Edit button at the bottom.
    Edit Command button on Safari iPhone Start PageIt shall open the Customize Start Page screen.
  4. Enable the Background Image toggle in Customize Start Page screen.
    Background Image Toggle button in Customize Start Page on Safari iPhone
  5. Choose the desired image from the available list.
    Choose Background Image for Safari iPhone
  6. OR, tap on the Plus plus add icon icon, browse your photo gallery, and select an image.
    Background Image Change in Safari iOS

That’s it; the selected image will be set as a background for safari on your iPhone.

Change Safari Background on iPad

Like Safari on iPhone, a similar feature is available in iPad devices to change the Safari browser’s background and choose the custom image. Here are the steps to change the Safari start page background on iPad:

  1. Open the Safari app on your iPad.
  2. Go to Start Page or Open a New Tab in the browser.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and tap the Edit button.
    Safari Start Page Edit command buttonIt shall open the Customize Start Page screen.
  4. Enable the Background Image toggle to turn on.
    Toggle from Background Image option from Customize Start Page
  5. Select the desired background image from the available.
  6. OR, tap on the Plus plus add icon icon, browse your photo gallery, and select your desired.
    Select the Safari Background Image from Preset List or tap on plus to add custom image

That’s it; the image will now act as the new background for your Safari on iPad.

Apple Safari iPad Background Image Changed

You can always revert to a preset image in the list or turn off the background image from the Customize Start page.

Bottom Line

So with this, we round off the guide on changing the Safari background on iPhone and iPad devices.

It’s always great to have many customization options to mold the app’s looks and feel per our requirements.

And since Safari’s homepage is usually the most interactive section of the browser, the ability to give it a personalized touch will surely be welcomed by all.

Similarly, we can customize other start page options from the Safari browser, like Privacy Report, Frequently Visited, etc.

On that note, we round off the tutorial on changing the background image in Safari iOS or iPadOS.

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Sadique Hassan

Sadique Hassan

Sadique is a Bachelor of Computer Application in Computer Science and an MBA professional. He became a tech writer by choice and has continued pursuing it for the last 7+ years. He is keenly interested in open-source technology like Android and also loves troubleshooting the tech. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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