How to disable frequently visited sites in Safari on iOS

Frquently visited sites

When you open a new tab in Safari, you’re able to see your Favorites along with a list of frequently visited websites. While this can be handy, not everyone wants to advertise their most frequently visited sites every time they open a new Safari tab.

In the past, there was a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to disable frequently visited sites in Safari. Now, however, it’s possible to disable these sites directly from Safari’s preferences without jailbreaking. In this post, I’ll show you how.

Turn off frequently visited sites in Safari

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on Safari.

Step 3: Switch the Frequently Visited Sites switch under the General heading to the off position.

disable Frquently visited sites

That’s all there is to it; no tweaks or hoops to jump through. You still get to keep your favorites, yet you eliminate the annoying frequently visited sites listing, as you can see from the screenshot below.

Frquently visited sites disabled

How to delete frequently visited sites in Safari

If, instead of removing them altogether, you’d rather remove an individual frequently visited site listing, it’s possible to do that as well. Just long press on the site that you wish to delete, and tap the Delete pop up that appears.

Delete Frquently visited sites

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