How to enable Favicons in Safari for your Mac or iPhone


Safari 12 supports Favicons in tab

Recently, Apple released Safari 12 with a most awaiting feature, Favicon that is also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon or bookmark icon. It is a browser associated file containing many small icons. Moreover, Favicons are small icons that show websites, seen in the tabs of browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Earlier, it was not available in Safari, which made it tough to identify tabs, especially when you have got a lot of tabs open. Now, it is easy to identify because Favicons are there in Safari to use on your iPhone or Mac. Here, we will provide you some easy steps to enable it.

For iPhone or iPad users

If you are using iPhone or iPad and want to enable Favicons in Safari, follow the below given steps to do that:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings and then tap on “Safari.”
  • Here, you should see the option to “Show Icons in Tabs.”




  • Enable “Show Icons in Tabs” and will get Favicons while browsing on your iPhone or iPad.

For Mac users

If you are a Mac user, follow the below given steps to enable Favicons in Safari:

  • On your Mac, select Safari > Preferences in the menu bar.
  • Now, go to “Tabs” section and then make sure “Show website icons in tabs” is enabled.




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