Here’s How you can Add Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14 Start Page

Last month, Apple had released a revamped version of its default web browser – Safari, for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, in the form of Safari 14. The new update brings a slew of new features to the Safari web browser. Safari 14 knocks up with a customizable start page, redesigned tabs, native translation capability, Privacy Reports, more elegant UI, and much more.

Safari 14’s start page now looks more minimal and elegant, thanks to the customization options, with this, users are now able to change the background image of Safari’s start page. Here’s how you can add start page wallpaper in macOS Safari 14.

Before diving into the steps, here’s everything you need to know about the new start page.

The customizable start page has the option to hide or show different sections on the start page of macOS Big Sur based Safari 14. The start page gets the Favorites section, Frequently Visited section, Privacy Report, Siri Suggestions, and Reading list. Other than that, the user can now change the background image on the start page of the Safari web browser. This feature allows you to use your own custom image or pre-installed wallpaper backgrounds as well.

In case you’re using the Safari browser on your Mac or iPad, then here’s the definitive guide by which you can change the background image on Safari Start Page.

Before heading over to the steps, you need to update the Safari browser to version 14. You can download it by opening system preferences and then click on the Software update option. Once the update is installed, you’re good to go.

Let’s dive right in.

How to Change Background in Safari Start Page

  1. At first, you need to open the Safari browser on your Mac or iPad.
  2. Now click on the Settings icon placed in the bottom right corner of the Start Page of Safari web browser.
    How to Add Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14 Start Page
  3. Then, tick mark the Background image option.
  4. Here you can choose the image you want to use on the Start Page of the Safari web browser.
  5. If you want to use a custom image, then click on the “+” icon and select the image you want to use.
    How to Add Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14 Start Page
  6. That’s it.

All done, the wallpaper you have selected will be displayed on the Start Page of Safari web browser running on macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, or macOS Big Sur.

Safari 14 also brings a bunch of improvements to the performance of the browser. So, if you’re using the older version of the Safari browser, then make sure to update it to the latest version. Also, tell us what do you think about this new feature of the Safari web browser by leaving a comment in the comment box.

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Haneet Singh

Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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