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Navigate Forward and Backward between Pages in Safari on Mac

Do you want to navigate forward and backward in the Safari app? Learn how to visit previous and next pages in your browser.

Navigation is straightforward in the Safari Browser. If you have opened several pages within a website and now want to navigate through them and move forward or backward, use the arrows at the top left corner of the address bar.

Click on the right-pointing arrow to navigate forward and the left-pointing arrow for backward navigation.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to navigate between the previous page and the next page within browsing sessions in Apple Safari browser.

Navigate to a Previous page with the Back Button

Here are the steps to navigate the website backward:

  1. Launch the Safari app browser on the computer.
  2. Open a Website and start navigating within the site.
  3. Click to navigate different pages within the website.
  4. Click on the left-pointing arrow backward icon to navigate backward.
    Backward Navigation icon on Safari Computer

It will navigate you to previous websites until you reach the first page where you started the browsing sessions.

Navigate to Next page using Forward Button

Sometimes, we want to skip a few pages and go to the last page, which contains valuable information for us within that browsing session. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Apple Safari for Mac.
  2. Open a Website and start navigating within the site.
  3. Navigate backward to a few previous pages.
  4. Now click on the right-pointing arrowforward icon to navigate forward.
    Forward Navigation icon on Safari Computer

It will navigate you to the next pages you visited while hitting the back arrow button. The navigation will take you forward until the last page you’ve visited in the session.

Bottom Line

The navigation feature can be handy to visit the next page and the previous page. If you want to skip navigational pages or button, you can also use browsing history to visit the sites or pages.

Similarly, you can navigate to the next and previous page in Safari on iPhone or iPad.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an 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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