If you are using Safari on your iPhone or iPad on iOS 17 or iPadOS 17, then you will really love this new feature, Safari Profiles. Read on to know all about Safari Profiles.
Safari is getting better with each iOS update and the same can be said with the newest iOS 17. Apple brings several useful features to its web browser, Safari. The list of features includes Safari Profiles, enhanced private browsing, faster search results, the ability to change the search engine for private browsing, and many more.
Apple is working on improving the tabs experience on Safari. With iOS 17, Safari gains a new feature, dubbed, Safari Profiles. This feature allows you to create multiple profiles within the browser. If you want to keep your work profile and regular usage separate, then you can do it all with the new Safari Profiles feature.
You can make multiple profiles and log in with multiple accounts in each profile. And the best part is, all the history, cookies, and website data will be separated per profile. In case you want, you can disable cookies and pop-ups in any profile and leave them enabled for other profiles. So, if you are a privacy-conscious user, you can utilize Safari Profiles.
Now you know all about the Safari Profiles, let’s take a look at how to create profiles in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
How to Create Profiles in Safari
First things first, you need to update your iPhone to iOS 17 and iPad to iPadOS 17. Safari lets you group tabs and name the tab group on iOS 15 and iOS 16. But now we get a completely new experience, you can make a separate profile and group all websites and tabs as you wish. If your iPhone is running on iOS 17, you can follow these steps to create Safari Profiles.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and Select Safari.
- Explore the Safari Settings and Find Profiles section.
- Select the New Profile option to make a personalized browsing profile.
- Enter Name, and select the icon and background color for your Profile.
- In the Settings section, you can pick the favorites folder and New Tabs location for each Profile.
- You can also assign Safari extensions to the profile if installed on your iPhone.
- Now tap Done.
Your Safari Profiles will be synced across Apple devices including iPad, MacBook, and on your secondary device linked with the same Apple ID.
How to Use Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad
Safari Profiles setup completed inside the Settings? Now you can utilize the new multiple profiles functionality on Safari. Here’s how you can use Safari Profiles on your iPhone or iPad.
- Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on the Tabs icon in the bottom right corner.
- Now Select the list icon or person icon at the bottom center of the screen. On the iPad, select the Tab group icon.
- Select Profiles and choose the profile you want to switch to.
- Now simply tap the + icon to launch a new tab and start browsing.
Once switched, you will see a completely new background with different icons and colors, depending on the profile you switched to. Suppose you are in the work profile, you will see work profile icons in the background with colors you choose for it.
If you want to change or customize the experience, you can simply go back to Settings > Safari and select the Profile that you want to personalize, then edit the profile name, icon, and background accordingly.
How to Delete Profiles in Safari
You can create and remove profiles anytime you want, it can be done easily. But keep in mind, it will also delete all data and tabs opened in the profile, so keep a backup of data if required. You can follow these steps to delete Safari Profiles.
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and tap Safari.
- Go to the Profiles section, and select the Profile that you want to remove.
- Simply select the Delete Profile option.
- That’s it.
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