Change Safari Tab layout on Mac in MacOS Sonoma (Switch to Old)

🗓️ August 28, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Apple has unpredictably revamped Safari’s UI for a few years. From tones of customizable options to the lightning speed of Safari, many Apple users are adopting Safari, leaving Google Chrome, Firefox, etc. This article’ll discuss the Safari Tabs and how to change Safari Tab Layout in MacOS, Mac, and MacBook. Tabs are a crucial part of any browser; if you continuously spend time on Safari for research, projects, surfing, streaming, and other activities, the Tabs Layout must be striking in your eyes.

The newer macOS Update allows us to choose the Separate Safari Tab layout on Mac and the Compact Safari Layout on Mac. To be precise, the Compact Layout only shows the number of tabs in a row; moreover, the Separate Layout displays the Tabs along with the URL on the top side.   

How to Switch to Compact Tab in Safari (Move to Old Safari Tab Layout)

Before proceeding, ensure the Mac or MacBook is updated with the latest macOS. To do so, click on the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update.

1→ Launch Safari App.
2→ Click on Safari in the top menu bar. Select Settings/Preferences.


2→ Select the Tabs tab.


3→ From the Tab layout options, choose Compact and Separate.


4→ When you select any of the Tab Layouts, Mac will show you a preview of how the tabs will look in Safari.

➡️ Know More About Tab Groups in Safari Mac.

Change Safari Tab Layout on iPhone Safari in iOS

New Safari Tab Layout changes the User interface in the latest iOS 15 or later update. But we can switch back to the old layout or Safari Design. Follow the below steps to change settings on your iPhone or iPad.

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Step 1: Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Next, Scroll to Find Safari Option > Again Scroll to Tabs section and Select Tab Bar to Apply New Default Safari Tab Layout, and Select Single Tab for Switch to Old Safari Tab Layout on iPhone.


Step 3: That’s it. See the Difference between Tab Bar and Single Tab Option.


More iOS safari settings are Allow website Tinting, & Landscape Tab Bar.

Do you like Safari Tab View? Switch to Safari Tab Layout makes it easy to access the websites quickly, without searching and visiting the tabs individually. Furthermore, Safari brought us a few more features, like creating group tabs that let you group a bundle of tabs and open them anytime.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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