How to Create Favorites Within a Safari Tab Group in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad

Introduced in iOS 15, the tab group is designed to let you keep your tabs organized. It not only keeps the clutter at bay but also enables you to easily access specific tabs. In iOS 16, you can pin Safari tabs, share tab groups with friends, and even create favorites within a tab group. Hence, you can now choose web pages from your bookmarks to ensure they always appear as favorites on the start page of any new tab that you open within a Safari tab group. Here’s how you can bring this new add-on into action:

Create Favorites Within a Safari Tab Group in iOS 16/iPadOS 16 on iPhone and iPad

First and foremost, ensure that have some web pages in your bookmarks. Besides, make sure you have created at least one Safari tab group. If you haven’t yet created any tab group, navigate to Safari -> tap on the tabs icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen -> X tabs at the bottom center of the screen. After that, tap on New Empty Tab Group or New Empty Tab Group from X tabs -> give a suitable name to your tab group and save it.

Step 1. To get going, launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, make sure your Tab Group is active. Just tap on the middle of the tab bar at the bottom of the screen and choose the desired tab group.

Step 3. Next, tap on the plus (+) icon in the bottom-left corner to access a new tab showing the Start Page.

Tap on X tabs at the bottom of the screen

Step 4. Scroll to the bottom of the start page and hit Edit

Step 5. Now, turn on the switch for Tab Group Favorites.

Step 6. Next up, tap on the X in the upper-right corner to close the Customize Start Page menu. 

Step 7. At the top of the Start Page, you need to tap on the plus (+) button in the square.

Step 8. Finally, you can add a Favorite by tapping a webpage from your Bookmarks list.

That’s pretty much done! You can repeat the same steps to create more favorites within a Safari tab group. Your tab group favorites will now show on the Start Page of every new tab that you open in the Safari tab group.

Have Any Questions?

From what I can tell, the ability to make favorites within a Safari tab group is well-thought-out and can play a vital role in enhancing the web browsing experience. What’s your take on this new add-on?

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