How to Change Your Homepage in Safari

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How to Get a New Safari Homepage

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  1. With Safari open, click the small settings icon at the top right of the browser window. It's the one that looks like a gear.
  2. Click Preferences... or use the Ctrl+, (control key + comma) keyboard shortcut.
  3. Make sure the General tab is selected.
  4. Move down to the Homepage section.
  5. Enter the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

    To make the homepage the current page you're viewing in Safari, use the Set to Current Page button, and confirm the change if asked.
  6. Exit the General settings window and choose Change Homepage when asked if you're sure.

If you also want the homepage to show when Safari first opens or when you open a new tab:

  1. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 from above.
  2. Choose Homepage from the relevant drop-down menu; New window opens with: and/or New tabs open with:.
  3. Exit the settings window to save the changes.

Safari Homepage on an iPhone

You can't technically make a homepage on an iPhone or another iOS device like you can with the desktop version of the browser. However, you can add a website link to the home screen of the device to make a shortcut directly to that website.

You can use this shortcut to open Safari from now on so that it acts as a homepage.

  1. Open the page you want to add to the home screen.
  2. Tap the middle button on the menu at the bottom of Safari. It's the square with an arrow.
  3. Scroll the bottom options to the left so you can find Add to Home Screen.
  4. Name the shortcut as you wish.
  5. Tap Add at the top right of the screen.
  6. Safari will close so you can see the new shortcut added to the home screen.
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