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Export Bookmarks from the Apple Safari browser

Do you want to export saved bookmarks from the Safari browser? Here's a guide on easily exporting your bookmarks for backup or migration purposes.

The Safari browser allows you to export saved bookmarks from the Mac in HTML format from the File menu.

However, for iPhone/iPad, you must first sync the phone bookmarks with an iCloud account and later export them from the computer.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to export the saved bookmarks from the Safari browser.

Export the Saved Bookmarks from Safari on Mac

The Safari browser offers the direct option to export the bookmarks. You can export as an HTML file, which is widely supported on other browsers. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Safari browser on your Mac.
  2. Click on the File menu and hover on the Export option.
  3. Select the Bookmarks option.
    Export Bookmarks under File menu on Safari Mac
  4. Choose the location to save the file in File Explorer and hit on the Save command.

The bookmarks will be saved in a selected location on a local disk. You can hit the spacebar key to preview the bookmarks.

Export the Bookmarks from Safari on iPhone

There is no direct option to export the bookmarks in Safari on iPhone or iPad. However, we can sync the saved bookmarks with iCloud accounts across the devices, including Safari on Mac, which can be later exported as a Bookmarks HTML file.

Syncing the Safari browser with iCloud account on iPhone

Here are steps to enable iCloud sync for Safari on iPhone:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Open your Apple ID page and select iCloud settings.
    Open Apple ID screen on iPhone Settings
  3. Tap on the Show All tab under APPS USING ICLOUD section.
    Show All Apps using iCloud in iPhone Settings screenIt will display a complete list of Apps that is currently enabled or disabled for iCloud sync.
  4. Enable the toggle button for the Safari app to allow iCloud sync.
    Sync Safari App Data using iCloud account on iPhoneThe saved bookmarks and other data will be automatically synced between devices.

Any bookmarks saved on iPhone or iPad will be automatically synced to the Mac. You can follow the mentioned steps to export the bookmarks as HTML from Mac.

Bottom Line

The Safari browser bookmarks are compatible with all other web browsers. The exported bookmarks can be easily imported into any other browser of your choice.

We have few guide on importing the Bookmarks HTML file on different browser:

The iCloud sync with Safari browser also syncs other saved data like passwords, history, favorites, saved passwords, etc., making it a great cross-device feature.

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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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