Always Show Your Bookmarks Bar in Safari on the iPad

If you have been using an iPad, then you know that it is more than just a bigger phone. The apps and size of the device make it very easy to perform many of the tasks for which you would otherwise need a laptop, so it is likely that you will start to use it for many of the things that previously required a computer. This is particularly true when it comes to the Safari Web browser. You get a nearly complete browsing experience on the iPad, and you can configure many of the settings that you would find in a laptop or desktop browser. You can even create bookmarks to allow you to quickly navigate to your favorite sites. But if you want these bookmarks to be more accessible, you can change a setting so that you always show the bookmarks bar when you are using Safari.


Show the Bookmarks Bar in Safari on the iPad


Having constant access to the bookmarks bar can expedite your navigation, particularly if you constantly find yourself looking for the book icon that typically allows you to access those bookmarks. Then it is a simple matter of adding a new bookmark to the bookmarks bar folder so that it appears in the persistent bookmarks bar.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

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Open the Settings menu


Step 2: Scroll down to the Safari option in the left column, then select it.

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Open the Safari menu


Step 3: Move the slider to the right of Always Show Bookmarks Bar so that it says On.

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Switch the “Always Show the Bookmarks Bar” option to “On”


Now that you are displaying the bookmarks bar, it is necessary to add bookmarks to it.


Step 1: Launch the Safari browser.

Step 2: Navigate to the website for which you want to add a bookmark.

Step 3: Tap the Share icon to the left of the address bar, then choose the Bookmark option.

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Select the Bookmark option


Step 4: Select the Bookmarks option.

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Tap the Bookmarks button


Step 5: Touch the Bookmarks Bar option.

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Choose the Bookmarks Bar option


Step 6: Touch the Save button.

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Save the new bookmark


You can then use the Edit button at the top-right corner of the Bookmarks window to delete existing bookmarks and to move existing bookmarks to the Bookmarks Bar. If you want to move an existing bookmark to the Bookmarks Bar, simply choose that bookmark while in Edit mode, then change it to the Bookmarks Bar.

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Delete or edit existing bookmarks


Are you looking for a way to keep your browsing activity private from other people that are using your iPad? This article will show you how to enable Private Browsing in the Safari iPad app. newsletter

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