How to Turn off/Enable Favicon in Safari iOS 17.3.1/14/macOS Big Sur, Monterey

Here’s Favicon in Safari settings, Show icon in Tabs while you open multiple Website on Safari in iOS 14 or MacOS 11 Big Sur. What is a favicon on the safari browser? You don’t know? It is the official website icon that is used to identify the website. Thanks, Apple to bring back support for favicons in the Safari browser. Turn on or Enable Favicon in Safari in iOS and MacOS. Not only in Mac or MacBook but also you can enjoy favicons on the iPhone and iPad. So the credit goes to macOS and iOS the two most significant updates in Apple’s history.

From the beginning, if you are using Mac, then you must know this feature while using OS X Yosemite, but you won’t find this in macOS Sierra macOS High Sierra or El Capitan updates. But Google Chrome and Firefox are providing favicons from far back. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was the first internet web browser to launch favicons and users are enjoying since 1999. The favicons are introduced in the iPhone/iPad for the first time.

How to Enable Favicons in Safari in iPhone and iPad

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1 Enable Favicon icon on safari in iOS 12 on iPhone

Step 1: Go to “Settings.” App

Step 2: Scroll down and open “Safari.” setting.

2 Safari Settings in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

Step 3: Tap “Show Icons in Tabs” to enable.

2 Safari Settings in iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad

You Don’t need to restart the safari app or Refresh page in Safari. Check instant effect like in the below screen,

4 See Webpage Favicon icon or image in Safari on iPhone in iOS 12

How to enable favicons in Safari in MacOS Big Sur

  • Step 1: Click on the “Apple” icon.
  • Step 2: Open “System Preferences.”
  • Step 3: Click on the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences.”
  • Step 4: Tap on “Tabs.”
  • Step 5: Now, enable “Show website icons in tabs.”

6 Show Website icon in safari on MacOS Mojave

This setting doesn’t affect on third-party iOS app browser and MacOS Browser.

Many website developers use favicons for branding and promotional purposes. It represents the website with a small icon. If your Safari browser is populated with a lot more tabs, then favicons are used to distinguish and visualize tabs.

From now on identify each tab with a quick look at Safari. Share your experience after enable and use it on your iPhone/iPad and Mac.

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