How to sync bookmarks between Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Keep your bookmarks organized and accessible across all your Apple devices with this step-by-step guide on syncing bookmarks between Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Safari bookmarks on Mac, iPhone, iPad

One of the useful features of iCloud is that it allows you to synchronize your bookmarks between your Mac and iOS devices.

Safari bookmarks sync is auto-enabled when you set up your new iPhone, iPad, and Mac and sign in using the same Apple ID. However, if you ever turned it off, we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to enable bookmark sync across your Apple devices.

Sync Safari bookmarks over iCloud

1) Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and tap your Apple ID from the top.

2) Tap iCloud > Show All.

3) From the list of apps using iCloud, enable the switch next to Safari.

Access Safari in iCloud iPhone

Next, do it on your Mac to complete the setup.

4) Click the Apple icon  on your Mac and select System Settings.

5) Click your name from the top.

6) Now, click iCloud > Show All.

7) Finally, enable the switch next to Safari.

Enable iCloud for Safari on Mac

After following the above steps, the bookmarks you create in Safari on your iPhone should appear on your Mac, and vice versa.

As you can tell, the only process involved in syncing bookmarks between your Mac and iPhone is ensuring that you have iCloud enabled for Safari on both devices.

Fix Safari bookmarks not syncing across devices

After following the above steps, your bookmarks should appear on all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs. However, if they don’t, here are a few solutions to fix this issue:

Sync bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox

The basics of syncing your bookmarks in other browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are the same.

All you have to do is get Chrome or Firefox on your Mac or PC and sign in with your Google account. In Firefox, you will have to create an account.

Next, download Chrome or Firefox on your iPhone and iPad and sign in with the same Google or Firefox account. After signing in, don’t forget to enable sync. After this, your history, passwords, bookmarks, etc., will be synced across all the devices.

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