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Change Background Image in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Are you looking to change the background image in the Safari browser on iPhone and iPad? Learn how to customize the startpage background image.

The Safari browser allows us to set the background image on the start screen when we launch the app. We can choose the preset image options or choose from the device storage.

The selected background image is applied behind the home screen elements and can be customized using the Edit button on the start screen.

Change Safari Background image in iPhone and iPad

In this guide, we have shared the steps to change the background image in Apple Safari’s startpage on iPhone and iPad.

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Note: If the background image is applied in Safari on iPhone or iPad, it will be automatically synced (and applied) with other connected devices signed in with the same iCloud or Apple ID.

Changing the Background Image of Safari on iPhone

You could select the preloaded background image available in the Safari app or manually add it to collections from your device. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Go to the 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 start page which will be visible when you launch the app or open a new tab.

You can follow similar steps to change the background image in iPad as well.

Bottom Line

The Safari browser help customize the background and set an image on it’s startpage. Similarly, we can customize other start page options, like Privacy Report, Frequently Visited, etc. and any changes made as synced with other connected devices.

You can also change the startpage image in Safari on Mac to choose from preset images or upload the desired.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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